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  • Sue B
    p.s. be sure to check the information in the Yahoo group. Specifically, there s a list of questions for your first visit to the cardiologist in the Files
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 1, 2008
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      p.s. be sure to check the information in the Yahoo group. Specifically,
      there's a list of questions for your first visit to the cardiologist in the
      Files section at http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-heart/files/


      Sue
    • Carol
      A p.s. from me too: When Mellie was (mis)diagnosed initially by the local vet who did the echo we had spent $300 for that echo... The cardiologist asked if the
      Message 2 of 8 , Aug 1, 2008
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        A p.s. from me too:

        When Mellie was (mis)diagnosed initially by the local vet who did the
        echo we had spent $300 for that echo... The cardiologist asked if the
        echo was performed by a radiologist or a cardiologist. Since it was not
        a specialist who did it, the cardiologist did his own echo. We should
        have gone to the specialist immediately as we would have saved a bit of
        money in the long run and Mellie would have started treatment sooner.
        The reason we didn't go immediately was that the local vet said we
        would spend tons of money for the same outcome: she would not survive.

        Every month with her is a blessing for us and next week will be 3 extra
        months. Yea!!

        Carol and Mellie




        --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Sue B <susan@...> wrote:
        >
        > p.s. be sure to check the information in the Yahoo group.
        Specifically,
        > there's a list of questions for your first visit to the cardiologist
        in the
        > Files section at http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-
        heart/files/
        >
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        > Sue
        >
      • Gina Fayne
        Please accept my condolences on the loss of your little one.  The shock of that kind of unexpected death can be overwhelming. It is very important that you
        Message 3 of 8 , Aug 1, 2008
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          Please accept my condolences on the loss of your little one.  The shock of that kind of unexpected death can be overwhelming.
          It is very important that you take his sister to a board certified cardilogist.  Remember that she has a 50% chance of NOT having this disease.  But either way, in the long run, it is better to know what is going on. 
          My little guy was diagnosed 6 weeks ago while looking for a totally different problem.  I understand that knowing he has and treating him for HCM will not change the final outcome, but I am hopeful to have some extra quality

          --- On Fri, 8/1/08, kushii59 <kushii59@...> wrote:

          From: kushii59 <kushii59@...>
          Subject: [FH] Glad I found you guys
          To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 8:13 AM






          Hi!
          I am new to this group. In January of 2008, life as I knew it
          ended. My much beloved sphynx was abruptly taken from me at the age
          of 5 yrs. Much too young. He was just a wonderful little baby.
          My daughter was home on Christmas break from college. I came home
          from work, and she said she smelled 'poop'. Well, even with 5 cats,
          this is not a common smell in our house. So, I sent her down to the
          litterboxes to see if there was a fresh 'deposit'. She fantically
          called to come quickly to the family room. My husband and I rushed
          down the stairs and there was Giles. He was paralyzed in the hind
          legs. He had vomited, peed and pooped. He was trying to crawl away
          from his 'mess'.
          Poor baby.......
          I immediately scooped him up in a soft blanket, called the vet and
          off we raced. He purred and smooshed me the whole time.
          They made him comfortable with meds. They took a chest xray and
          confirmed he had HCM.
          He peacefully died in my arms as I was kissing him and telling him
          how much he is loved and how I am going to miss him, I let him know
          how much love and joy he has given me.
          Oh God, does it get easier? It has been 7 months and I think of him
          often. I miss his little voice. I miss his smell. I miss his
          weight on my lap. I miss so much of him. I miss him.
          I know I have 4 other cats, but I would miss them the same. I can
          tell you, I am enjoying them more. As I have learned, life is too
          short.
          I am in a quandry..... ...I have a full sister different breeding to
          him. I have just had the strength/courage to fully research this
          dz. I am finding that it is genetic. I do not know if she has HCM.
          What do I do about my little girl? I cannot 'cure' her. I do not
          want to prolong her life if it is not a good quality of life. What
          do you suggest? I want what is best for her. God gave me these
          babies to take care of to the best of my abitities. I need
          direction, please!!
          In closing, I have to say that the anquish of finding a much loved
          pet dying never leaves your mind. It was/is awful.
          My heart is just aching.
          Thanks for listening,
          Rose
          Sorry if this is long but I know you guys understand.


















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        • Gina Fayne
          Please accept my condolences on the loss of your little one.  The shock of that kind of unexpected death can be overwhelming. It is very important that you
          Message 4 of 8 , Aug 1, 2008
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            Please accept my condolences on the loss of your little one.  The shock of that kind of unexpected death can be overwhelming.
            It is very important that you take his sister to a board certified cardilogist.  Remember that she has a 50% chance of NOT having this disease.  But either way, in the long run, it is better to know what is going on. 
            My little guy was diagnosed 6 weeks ago while looking for a totally different problem.  I understand that knowing he has and treating him for HCM will not change the final outcome, but I am hopeful to have some extra quality time with Pete or at least make his life more comfortable.  Please don't let fear keep you from getting the information you need.

            --- On Fri, 8/1/08, kushii59 <kushii59@...> wrote:

            From: kushii59 <kushii59@...>
            Subject: [FH] Glad I found you guys
            To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 8:13 AM






            Hi!
            I am new to this group. In January of 2008, life as I knew it
            ended. My much beloved sphynx was abruptly taken from me at the age
            of 5 yrs. Much too young. He was just a wonderful little baby.
            My daughter was home on Christmas break from college. I came home
            from work, and she said she smelled 'poop'. Well, even with 5 cats,
            this is not a common smell in our house. So, I sent her down to the
            litterboxes to see if there was a fresh 'deposit'. She fantically
            called to come quickly to the family room. My husband and I rushed
            down the stairs and there was Giles. He was paralyzed in the hind
            legs. He had vomited, peed and pooped. He was trying to crawl away
            from his 'mess'.
            Poor baby.......
            I immediately scooped him up in a soft blanket, called the vet and
            off we raced. He purred and smooshed me the whole time.
            They made him comfortable with meds. They took a chest xray and
            confirmed he had HCM.
            He peacefully died in my arms as I was kissing him and telling him
            how much he is loved and how I am going to miss him, I let him know
            how much love and joy he has given me.
            Oh God, does it get easier? It has been 7 months and I think of him
            often. I miss his little voice. I miss his smell. I miss his
            weight on my lap. I miss so much of him. I miss him.
            I know I have 4 other cats, but I would miss them the same. I can
            tell you, I am enjoying them more. As I have learned, life is too
            short.
            I am in a quandry..... ...I have a full sister different breeding to
            him. I have just had the strength/courage to fully research this
            dz. I am finding that it is genetic. I do not know if she has HCM.
            What do I do about my little girl? I cannot 'cure' her. I do not
            want to prolong her life if it is not a good quality of life. What
            do you suggest? I want what is best for her. God gave me these
            babies to take care of to the best of my abitities. I need
            direction, please!!
            In closing, I have to say that the anquish of finding a much loved
            pet dying never leaves your mind. It was/is awful.
            My heart is just aching.
            Thanks for listening,
            Rose
            Sorry if this is long but I know you guys understand.


















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          • lorkatz2004
            ... I am so sorry for the loss of Giles......it is never easy to lose a soul cat. The use of supplements greatly increase the quality of life for our heart
            Message 5 of 8 , Aug 1, 2008
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              I am so sorry for the loss of Giles......it is never easy to lose a
              soul cat.

              The use of supplements greatly increase the quality of life for our
              heart cats. You can avoid clots by using nattokinase 50mg and
              coenzyme 30mg will help improve the heart.

              Think about giving them a try.........

              Good luck
              Cathy






              In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, Gina Fayne <smudgepooka@...> wrote:
              >
              > Please accept my condolences on the loss of your little one. The
              shock of that kind of unexpected death can be overwhelming.
              > It is very important that you take his sister to a board certified
              cardilogist. Remember that she has a 50% chance of NOT having this
              disease. But either way, in the long run, it is better to know what
              is going on.
              > My little guy was diagnosed 6 weeks ago while looking for a totally
              different problem. I understand that knowing he has and treating him
              for HCM will not change the final outcome, but I am hopeful to have
              some extra quality time with Pete or at least make his life more
              comfortable. Please don't let fear keep you from getting the
              information you need.
              >
              > --- On Fri, 8/1/08, kushii59 <kushii59@...> wrote:
              >
              > From: kushii59 <kushii59@...>
              > Subject: [FH] Glad I found you guys
              > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
              > Date: Friday, August 1, 2008, 8:13 AM
              >
              >
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              >
              > Hi!
              > I am new to this group. In January of 2008, life as I knew it
              > ended. My much beloved sphynx was abruptly taken from me at the age
              > of 5 yrs. Much too young. He was just a wonderful little baby.
              > My daughter was home on Christmas break from college. I came home
              > from work, and she said she smelled 'poop'. Well, even with 5 cats,
              > this is not a common smell in our house. So, I sent her down to the
              > litterboxes to see if there was a fresh 'deposit'. She fantically
              > called to come quickly to the family room. My husband and I rushed
              > down the stairs and there was Giles. He was paralyzed in the hind
              > legs. He had vomited, peed and pooped. He was trying to crawl away
              > from his 'mess'.
              > Poor baby.......
              > I immediately scooped him up in a soft blanket, called the vet and
              > off we raced. He purred and smooshed me the whole time.
              > They made him comfortable with meds. They took a chest xray and
              > confirmed he had HCM.
              > He peacefully died in my arms as I was kissing him and telling him
              > how much he is loved and how I am going to miss him, I let him know
              > how much love and joy he has given me.
              > Oh God, does it get easier? It has been 7 months and I think of him
              > often. I miss his little voice. I miss his smell. I miss his
              > weight on my lap. I miss so much of him. I miss him.
              > I know I have 4 other cats, but I would miss them the same. I can
              > tell you, I am enjoying them more. As I have learned, life is too
              > short.
              > I am in a quandry..... ...I have a full sister different breeding to
              > him. I have just had the strength/courage to fully research this
              > dz. I am finding that it is genetic. I do not know if she has HCM.
              > What do I do about my little girl? I cannot 'cure' her. I do not
              > want to prolong her life if it is not a good quality of life. What
              > do you suggest? I want what is best for her. God gave me these
              > babies to take care of to the best of my abitities. I need
              > direction, please!!
              > In closing, I have to say that the anquish of finding a much loved
              > pet dying never leaves your mind. It was/is awful.
              > My heart is just aching.
              > Thanks for listening,
              > Rose
              > Sorry if this is long but I know you guys understand.
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