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  • Ana Gutierrez
    Hi all, Punky had his second appointment at the cardiologist yesterday. We traveled to México City to see her, and to make echos, and electros. The
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 4, 2011
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      Hi all,

      Punky had his second appointment at the cardiologist yesterday. We traveled
      to México City to see her, and to make echos, and electros. The
      interpretation of these are not ready and will be sent to me soon (I hope).
      The cardiologist told me that Punky's cardiomyopathy isn't clear yet, I
      mean... He has a combination of "normal" cardiopathies, but the combination
      is unique. He has his septum valve, his defective pulmonary valve, and HCM.
      She told me that its almost like a Tetralogy of Fallot but not exactly. The
      bad news is that his HCM has expanded to the right side of his heart and for
      this reason she changed the Atenolol dose from 10 mg a day to 12.5 mg a day.
      Despite this, he is a very happy cat, and she told me that this could be a
      great moment to neuter him, and so we did. I hope this will stop him for
      marking all my house. The vet removed both testicles (the descended one and
      the undescended one). He is now sleeping by my side, happy and calmed as
      always. I am treasuring this moment :)
      The cardiologist congratulated me for the quality of life Punky is receiving
      and told me that his illness is progressing slowly, which is good.... She
      must have seen the look of my face, because she quickly added: "if he wasn't
      with you, he wouldn't be alive by now. His condition is severe" :(

      I just needed to tell you these, guys.... Although he is having the best
      life he can (a cat's life), I am not happy because I fear the moment of
      loosing him.

      Best,
      Ana


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    • Mmayer11
      Dear Ana, I know you are doing everything for Punky. Loving and caring for him and at the same time knowing he has a grave illness has to pull at your heart.
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 4, 2011
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        Dear Ana,
        I know you are doing everything for Punky. Loving and caring for him and at the same time knowing he has a grave illness has to pull at your heart. But he is a happy boy thanks to you. I hope this gives you great comfort. Thank you for the update. Please let us know the test results when you get them. I hope you both enjoy a wonderful weekend.
        xxx





        Marianna








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      • Judi Levens
        Hi Ana; I wanted to first thank you for all the support you offered me when Max was failing...it meant a lot to have you and the others with me as I went
        Message 3 of 4 , Mar 5, 2011
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          Hi Ana; I wanted to first thank you for all the support you offered me when Max was failing...it meant a lot to have you and the others with me as I went through the most painful of times. I also wanted to let you know that after all the fear and waiting, while I am missing Max terribly, there is definitely some relief and freedom also. And when our kitties are sick so long, we know the time will come and are anticipating it...when it does come, it is not so much of a surprise, but still very painful. I think you are doing the very best for Punky and that is all you can do...just give him love and support. I found that close to the end, I believe Max and I were in perfect sync...I know he felt all I was feeling and he knew that I was feeling his love...that came from all the quality time we had together while he was sick, and I think that will happen for you too. I knew that he didn't want to leave me any more than I wanted him to go, and yet he had to...and I couldn't resent that of course. So, I am just trying to say, try not to fear it so much...the end is inevitable for all of us, and knowing it may be sooner rather than later makes us more appreciative of the time we have together. Again...thank you so much...hugs to you and Punky...Judi and Angel Max








          To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
          From: anagtz@...
          Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 17:20:55 -0600
          Subject: [FH] Punky's update






          Hi all,

          Punky had his second appointment at the cardiologist yesterday. We traveled
          to M�xico City to see her, and to make echos, and electros. The
          interpretation of these are not ready and will be sent to me soon (I hope).
          The cardiologist told me that Punky's cardiomyopathy isn't clear yet, I
          mean... He has a combination of "normal" cardiopathies, but the combination
          is unique. He has his septum valve, his defective pulmonary valve, and HCM.
          She told me that its almost like a Tetralogy of Fallot but not exactly. The
          bad news is that his HCM has expanded to the right side of his heart and for
          this reason she changed the Atenolol dose from 10 mg a day to 12.5 mg a day.
          Despite this, he is a very happy cat, and she told me that this could be a
          great moment to neuter him, and so we did. I hope this will stop him for
          marking all my house. The vet removed both testicles (the descended one and
          the undescended one). He is now sleeping by my side, happy and calmed as
          always. I am treasuring this moment :)
          The cardiologist congratulated me for the quality of life Punky is receiving
          and told me that his illness is progressing slowly, which is good.... She
          must have seen the look of my face, because she quickly added: "if he wasn't
          with you, he wouldn't be alive by now. His condition is severe" :(

          I just needed to tell you these, guys.... Although he is having the best
          life he can (a cat's life), I am not happy because I fear the moment of
          loosing him.

          Best,
          Ana

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        • Ana Gutierrez
          Hi all, Thanks for sharing your thoughts, we are all or have been all through the same situation, which is hard, but our kitties are lucky ones. Thank you so
          Message 4 of 4 , Mar 11, 2011
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            Hi all,

            Thanks for sharing your thoughts, we are all or have been all through the
            same situation, which is hard, but our kitties are lucky ones.
            Thank you so much for your words, they made me feel better.

            Punky has had a lot of issues besides the heart one, he is a ver weak kitty.
            Today the vet discovered that a small bump he has in his cheek has been
            growing and might be a tumor :( Punky will be visiting the vet weekly to
            monitor this and start som analysis .

            Thanks a lot,
            Ana


            On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Judi Levens <casaobelisco@...>wrote:

            >
            > Hi Ana; I wanted to first thank you for all the support you offered me
            > when Max was failing...it meant a lot to have you and the others with me as
            > I went through the most painful of times. I also wanted to let you know
            > that after all the fear and waiting, while I am missing Max terribly, there
            > is definitely some relief and freedom also. And when our kitties are sick
            > so long, we know the time will come and are anticipating it...when it does
            > come, it is not so much of a surprise, but still very painful. I think you
            > are doing the very best for Punky and that is all you can do...just give him
            > love and support. I found that close to the end, I believe Max and I were
            > in perfect sync...I know he felt all I was feeling and he knew that I was
            > feeling his love...that came from all the quality time we had together while
            > he was sick, and I think that will happen for you too. I knew that he
            > didn't want to leave me any more than I wanted him to go, and yet he had
            > to...and I couldn't resent that of course. So, I am just trying to say, try
            > not to fear it so much...the end is inevitable for all of us, and knowing it
            > may be sooner rather than later makes us more appreciative of the time we
            > have together. Again...thank you so much...hugs to you and Punky...Judi and
            > Angel Max
            >
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            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
            > From: anagtz@...
            > Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 17:20:55 -0600
            > Subject: [FH] Punky's update
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > Hi all,
            >
            > Punky had his second appointment at the cardiologist yesterday. We traveled
            > to México City to see her, and to make echos, and electros. The
            > interpretation of these are not ready and will be sent to me soon (I hope).
            > The cardiologist told me that Punky's cardiomyopathy isn't clear yet, I
            > mean... He has a combination of "normal" cardiopathies, but the combination
            > is unique. He has his septum valve, his defective pulmonary valve, and HCM.
            > She told me that its almost like a Tetralogy of Fallot but not exactly. The
            > bad news is that his HCM has expanded to the right side of his heart and
            > for
            > this reason she changed the Atenolol dose from 10 mg a day to 12.5 mg a
            > day.
            > Despite this, he is a very happy cat, and she told me that this could be a
            > great moment to neuter him, and so we did. I hope this will stop him for
            > marking all my house. The vet removed both testicles (the descended one and
            > the undescended one). He is now sleeping by my side, happy and calmed as
            > always. I am treasuring this moment :)
            > The cardiologist congratulated me for the quality of life Punky is
            > receiving
            > and told me that his illness is progressing slowly, which is good.... She
            > must have seen the look of my face, because she quickly added: "if he
            > wasn't
            > with you, he wouldn't be alive by now. His condition is severe" :(
            >
            > I just needed to tell you these, guys.... Although he is having the best
            > life he can (a cat's life), I am not happy because I fear the moment of
            > loosing him.
            >
            > Best,
            > Ana
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