- As most of you know, I lost my beloved Pye recently during recovery from saddle thrombosis and while it doesn't matter now, I just wonder why Plavix didn't prevent a clot. When she had her last echo in Oct., there wasn't even any smoke or swirling in her left atrium so the cardiologist said that was good, no immediate danger of a clot.
There was a recent study which showed that Plavix is as safe or safer than aspririn for heart kitties but as far as I know there is no proof it prevents thrombosis, is there?
I know I am not doing myself any good going over and over in my head everything that happened, but when the cardiologist told me last year that only about ten percent of heart kitties get clots and Plavix should prevent it, I stopped worrying about it. I didn't think it would happen.
I know many of you use Nattokinase and I wish I had. I stupidly trusted the Plavix. My mother has had several blood clots, starting with a pulmonary embolism about ten years ago. She was on Coumadin for many years, and then when she changed doctors, he put her on Plavix. Within six months she was in the hospital with a second pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in both legs. She is lucky to have survived. Plavix did not prevent blood clots for her and she is back on on Coumadin. She never had a clot on Coumadin.
I think sometimes Coumadin is used for heart kitties but I don't know and it wasn't offered to me.
I hope to never go through this terrible experience again but I wonder if anything really can be done to prevent clots in our precious heart kitties.
- After two years, Sizzle is becoming very resistant to taking his pills, so I'm trying to combine as many as I can into two liquids. This experiment is beginning with Plavix/Diltiazem. He's getting chicken/marshmallow. Ugh... Wedgewood said the sweet marshmallow would disguise the bitter Plavix. I hope they're right!
On 9/4/2015 8:19 AM, Marsha martia@... [feline-heart] wrote:
That's almost exactly what I do with Brock's Plavix! The local pharmacy
splits them into quarters and puts each piece inside a capsule. I open
the capsule, letting the pill drop into the smaller half of the capsule,
plug it with a Pill Pocket, and wrap the rest of the PP around it. I
tried liquid Plavix from Wedgewood compounding pharmacy, beef and
chicken flavor (yeah, right). That didn't go well.
Marsha & Brock