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Update re Doodle - my Oriental with cardiomyopathy

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  • Katie
    Hi everyone, and thanks for your messages since my first couple of posts. Well, we went back to see the specialist and he hasn t worsened since the first
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 2, 2008
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      Hi everyone, and thanks for your messages since my first couple of posts.

      Well, we went back to see the specialist and he hasn't worsened since
      the first appointment. I am still waiting to get answers to some of
      my questions, but it seems that

      1. He has a grade 3 (of 6) heart murmur
      2. He has cardiomyopathy
      3. The left side of the heart is enlarged - should be 1.3 (x the right
      side?) but is 1.8/1.9

      His resting rate of respiration is about 35 breathes per minute and he
      definitely is not in heart failure yet.

      Today he was admitted for dental (had to have 4 teeth taken out, poor
      boy) but has come home fighting fit, really hungry, and cheerful - so
      that's great.

      Anyway it was just to let you all know that. I will try to post some
      pictures of him too.

      Oh yes re his meds, I persuaded the vet to take the aspirin dose down
      to a quarter of a baby aspirin every 3 days (hurrah!) and he stays on
      1ml of the betablocker (atenol).

      He isn't on any of the supplements yet - can someone advise me which
      is best, and where I source from (I am in the UK).

      Katie and Doodle (and Smitten and Baby Pearl, my other two Orientals)
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