Re: New member introduction- Alfie
- Hi Kate,
I am sorry about your Alfie, hopefully the meds will help him. I am a new member too and wanted to know what did they actually do to diagnose this? Just because I'm not sure if my cat really has asthma or a heart issue, I'm trying to figure that out.
Julia and Dante'
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kate Bower" <kate.bower@...> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> My 4 year old Siamese was really struggling to to catch his breath last
> week and after a night at the vets, xrays and an echo has been diagnosed
> with a very large atrium. (3 times size) pulmonary edema and it is what the
> vet calls a Diastolic problem not in the cat category of cardiomyopathy. He
> has been put on fruesemide 10mg twice a day, fortekor 2.5mg once a day and
> every 3 days I'm to give him 1/4 aspirin.
> We have just been back now for a follow up. The vet is happy with him and we
> are to follow the same medication plan. They will see Alfie next week.
> Looking forward to getting to know you all, and share in your experiences
> Thanks for listening
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- Hi kate
I am sorry to hear about Alfie. The medications will help his heart and
make it easier for it to pump. Alfie needs the diuretics because he is in
heart failure and that needs to get under control as soon as possible.The
diuretics will help with that and he has the aspirin to prevent clots.
None of my cats have what Alfie has, it sounds an unusual problem. You need
to watch his breathing, anything at rest over 30 is a warning sign, but
also anything that's different from his usual breathing as well.
I hope he feels better on his medications. What dose of diuretic is he on?
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