RE: [FH] Re: Happy Birthday Chloe!
- Dear Suzanne and Chloe; Happy Birthday! you both deserve congratulations because this wouldn't have happened if you hadn't been working so closely together. I was lucky enough to have my Max for 3/5 years after dx and they were wonderful years...he certainly knew he was compromised and that I was helping him and he was grateful and very sweet. A cat that "couldn't" be pilled gladly took oral meds and eventually force feeding like a champ...I miss him very much but value all the special time we had together thanks in large part to the combined intelligence of this group and the dedication I learned here about how to take care of him. I am so happy for you that Chloe has made it to her 19th birthday! that is a great accomplishment for any cat and caregiver...hugs to both of you...Judi and Angel Max
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2013 01:16:49 +0000
Subject: [FH] Re: Happy Birthday Chloe!
Happy Birthday Chloe!! That's wonderful! I'm so happy for both of you! I love hearing about the milestones and happy days. :)
Dana and Tink
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "zan200" wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Today is Chloe's 19th birthday - a true miracle, as my sweet girl was only given days/weeks to live when she was first diagnosed with HCM along with a severely enlarged heart (3X normal size) back in November.
> As you may remember, Chloe was in complete heart failure, filled with fluid, and not being controlled with the first drug tried by her vet - Lasix. An emergency addition of enalapril and spirolactalone literally saved her life...
> Along the way, I've done things I never thought possible - learned to administer IV fluids (with help and support from my wonderful Mom!), give injections, monitor respirations, and most importantly - WATCH, WATCH, WATCH. Looking for signs and symptoms, believing in what I think I'm seeing, and pursuing answers to Chloe's "non-symptoms symptoms" has been the most difficult task.
> We've had our ups and downs - and a few very scary breakthroughs, but most importantly - WE ARE STILL HERE!
> I want to thank everyone here on the Feline Hearts forum for your kindness, caring and support - your notes when Chloe was at her worst gave us comfort and hope...Your help has been a big part of why Chloe is still with me...Thank you!
> We're still taking things day-by-day - as I've learned here and through dealing with Chloe's illness, things can change in the blink of an eye... But for right now, we are continuing to enjoy each and every miraculous day we have together.
> Give all your kitties a big hug from Chloe and me...Prayers and purrs to everyone...
> Suzanne and Chloe =^..^=
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