Re: [FH] Re: Introduction - Debbie and Aja
- Hi Carol;
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From: "Carol" <carolroars@...>
> The second thing that concerns me is that if Aja did NOT have fluid in her
> lungs, why is she on Furosemide (Lasix)? It's a diuretic and if there is
> no fluid in the >lungs to "dry up", then it's only going to dehydrate Aja,
> which is dangerous for her kidneys.
Pepper did originally have what was thought to be pneumonia, and was put on
Lasix ASAP when diagnosed with the whole in his heart, but the indication
that the lasix was needed at that time was no longer pneumonia, or fluid
buildup where you would normally expect it. He only had spillage into the
GIT and a combination of the lasix and FortiFlora has cleared that up
I am not disagreeing with you and we have just experienced another use for
lasix that has thankfully worked for our boy. I really hated the explosive
diarrhea he came to us with. )-:
Pat and all the boys.
- Hi Debbie
Yes, HCM can be secondary and controlling the thyroid can reverse the HCM,
or at least make it much better. Thyroid problems are treatable and the HCM is
in that case. However, cats can have Hyper T AND heart disease as separate
conditions, so its good she has treatment.
If the first treatment doesn't work, there is another older drug in a
different class. Not sure what its name is though.. (It's not an -azole..) You need
to get the thyroid under control if you can. Then see whether that brings
the heart condition under control.
An ultrsound is the only way to see the heart's damage.
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