Re: New to site, terrible loss.
- View SourceThank you for your kind hearted reply. I know that i could have never known about this dreaded disease, my only solace is knowing he is pain free now.
As far as having his brother, he isn't really his biological sibling, just what i call him. LOL. They came from 2 different sets of litters entirely. Thank goodness for that. I've always had cats & this is my first experience with HCM & hopefully my last.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, elfinmyst@... wrote:
> I am so sorry to hear about Spanky. Cats are very good at hiding heart
> disease and often the first sign of HCM is heart failure or a clot. There's no
> way you could have known and murmurs are common in kittens and often
> benign. Yes, he had a beautiful life and you gave him the final act of loving
> kindness to let him sleep peacefully. You mustn't blame yourself, this is a
> horrible disease that strikes cats of any age and can come on suddenly.
> This will be difficult I know, but his kitten siblings also have a 50%
> chance of HCM. If you have his brother, could he have an echocardiogram to
> check his heart? HCM can be treated and the symptoms stabilised if it is
> diagnosed and the only way to diagnose it reliably is the ultrasound.
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