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Re: Precious Casper

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  • Wendy
    These insights are very, very helpful, thank you! Wendy
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 24, 2013
      These insights are very, very helpful, thank you!

      Wendy

      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "tafoster4000" wrote:
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      > My Moe, 17, was diagnosed with severe restrictive cardiomyopathy in Feb after getting subq fluids. he had just been diagnosed with apathetic hyperthyroid (my 3rd cornie with apathetic hyperT), hadn't been feeling well. So vet gave him subq fluids and 2 days later he was in ER in extreme respiratory failure (vet said he was literally dying when I brought him in). He never had any symptoms of heart disease, no murmur, no shortness of breathe, nothing.
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      > His xray showed congestive heart failure with lots of fluid buildup around the lungs. Fluid pulled off and ECHO done, diagnosis severe RCM. Both atriums extremely dialated and vet said his ventricles were like plastic pop bottles, not much expansion going on. Prognosis a few months.
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      > He was put on 12.5mg lasix twice a day, 1.25mg pimobendan twice a day, 2.5mg enalapril once a day, 1/4 tab potssium once a day, 1/4 tab plavix once a day and 1.25mg felimazole twice a day (he had been on this for about a week before his CHF). He also gets AlOH, L lysine, cosequine and miralax in his food and gets 5mg of prozac daily. And a sliver of cyprohepatadine as needed for appetite.
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      > Moe had his 17th birthday in June. On his recheck full ECHO last month, all heart parameters have improved, was told to come back in 4 months.
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      > He is also showing some kidney issues (BUN 55, creatinine 2.2) but values have been holding steady for a few months, so cardiology vet doesn't want to make any changes right now. He gets blood work done every 2 months.
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      > The cardiology vet said Moe is responding well to the heart drugs and I make sure he gets them daily. I bought 2 7 day AM/PM pill containers and once a week I make up next weeks meds. Everything goes into gelcaps (#2 and 3), he gets 4 in the AM and 3 in PM.
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      > So that is Moe's story, just taking it one day at a time.
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      > Taca
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      > --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "Melina Isabegian" wrote:
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      > > Hello Everybody<
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      > > Thanxs again for all your kind messages about my precious Casper!!
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      > > Just wanted to ask anybody whose cats have had Intermediate/Restrictive cardiomyopathy, how did you all help them, whether with medications what type and dosages, or alternative treatments. How or what ages was your cats during their initial finding g of Rcm / CHFs . All info would be totally apprecited.
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      > > My warm wishes to all you and f your fur angels,
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      > > Love, melina
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