Ophelia - CRF but HCM complications
My kitty is dealing with two issues (like many others here no doubt).
She had her 6 month echocardiogram checkup. Slight thickening of the left atrium that was NOT present before. Mild, but the vet can see it. Also, the low dose of atenolol isn't quite enough - helping, but not quite enough. She still is pumping blood at 4.5 meters per second (if I got that right - it was 6 before, so slightly less but not enough). We are going to slightly bump the atenolol up.
The vet is contemplating a low dose of aspirin twice a week to avoid blood clots, but said it isn't optimal for her kidneys and I guess it could upset her tummy?
Any thoughts on this? I'm a little upset, things seemed to be going so well.
Ophelia and Beth (and sister Cecily who luckily is just fine).