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Re: [FH] Re: TV TO WATCH !!!!!

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  • Westgold
    I posted all about it earlier yesterday - it s on Animal Planet, but I don t know if the US schedule is the same as the Canadian schedule. They usually
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 1, 2012
      I posted all about it earlier yesterday - it's on Animal Planet, but I don't know if the US schedule is the same as the Canadian schedule. They usually rebroadcast it at least 6 times in a week. If anyone finds it online, please post it for everybody! thanks!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: marycayd@...
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 8:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Re: TV TO WATCH !!!!!

      What channel was this on? I missed it but I might be able to watch via the computer if I know that channel.


      From: Westgold
      Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:58 PM
      To: mprofant60@... ; feline-heart
      Subject: Re: [FH] Re: TV TO WATCH !!!!!

      Well I just finished watching it. Even though I knew that Max would be okay -- otherwise they wouldn't have his story on the show -- I cried solidly from the time they showed him screaming in pain from the clot. (To see him laying on the table at the vet's, he looked exactly like my soul-kitty Pooh Bear, right before I had to help him move up to heaven.) They rushed Max to the vet, and he was given heparin. They showed a video illustration of what the saddle thombus looked like, and where it was, etc. The heparin didn't work right away, and he started having serious breathing problems -- apparently other smaller pieces of clot went into the lungs. They were giving him oxygen. They were starting to talk about letting him go, feeling that he might never recover, and was in pain. But then all of a sudden he lifted his head. He went home, and they did PT with him to get him walking again, and in a while he made an almost complete recovery. Phew! That was a close one. I realize that was a TV show, and it wasn't exactly like what happened -- but it was educational all the same. They never mentioned the possibility that he might have had fluid in the lungs instead of clots -- and that he might have had HCM, etc. Too much for a half-hour show I guess. If Max had appeared on one of the other vet shows, like E-VetInterns or the Canadian show that Tigger's cardiologist is on, they would have gone into more detail, and it would have been real. But it served to educate people on the kitty suddenly falling over and screaming in pain, and the paralyzed leg, etc. Try to watch it if you can everybody!

      take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto

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