For his condition, I imagine the cardiologist would want to start him on digoxin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digoxin)
if the atria are where the arrhythmia is located (as is the case with Kitsu). I tried to get Kitsu to take the elixir, but he refused to do so, so I get it compounded every month into a capsule, which he takes no fuss.
I know you're scared and worried about him, but Kitsu has had his arrhythmia the entire time, and although the digoxin has helped improve his arrhythmia some and has improved the contractility of his heart, we've never really gotten Kitsu's arrhythmia under control, and he seems to manage fine with it.
When Kitsu was first diagnosed, he felt lousy, and it did take a little while to get him to where he felt better (and I am convinced the pimobendan had a lot to do with that), so I understand your concern. But if you can get through Homer through this initial emergency, hopefully he can still have some good quality time with him.
> From: choisak <choisak@...>
> Subject: [FH] Not Good - Homer has a serious arrythmia
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 8:10 AM
> Homer went back to the ER this morning because he definitely
> downhill since yesterday - he did not move all night, and
> he did not
> protest at all when we grabbed him to go in his carrier.
> They are giving small doses of injectable lidocane,
> initially the
> arrhythmia has improved. They will continue on it in small
> doses until
> they can figure out an oral med that could sustain him.
> Prayers please.
> Your reply will go to the author of this message. If you
> feel your reply will benefit the entire group, please
> change the "To:" line to
> firstname.lastname@example.orgYahoo! Groups Links