Re: [FH] Re: Yahoo! New to group and need advice
- Greg's original email:
Seriously, and I want this to find it's way to the group for input.
Yesterday we got the results of Tigers blood test and urine test from
last Friday and it revealed something surprising - for the first time
since Tiger became HyperT since we started oral methimazole rather
than transdermal he is HYPO for the first time. We have cut his dose
by 1/2 and increased his furosemide dose to help with the fluid
buildup in his lungs while watching out for what his Kidneys will do
Since this is the heart group I'll probably have better luck asking
my questions to this group now that the Thyroid issue is only a part
of his health issue now so:
Given that he is taking
a beta blocker called Atenolol
(I'm hoping someone(s) is familiar with all of these so I can ask the
with all these drugs would non-drug therapies like - Fish oil (for
heart and coat - his is a mess now), CoQ10, L-Carnitine or Taurine be
helpful? I'm interested in whichever can offer him help without
negative interaction with those drugs.
Naturally, I'll also ask the Vet(s) but too often they seem unwilling
or knowledgeable when it comes to vitamins.
This is going on and on so I'll stop now but if anyone would also
like to weigh in on how you've handled your emotions around these
sensitive creatures when you're scared out of your mind for their
survival I do need to hear it.
I really cannot wrap my mind around losing him or his brother, Baer
who, thank God, is healthier.
At 6:17 PM +0000 5/14/13, karenborga@... wrote:
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>My kitty, Snoop has been on methiamazole for about 10 years...he is
>23 years old now and doing well.
>Last summer we added sub-q fluids and he is still doing well. Snoop
>is not a heart disease kitty....my former cat, Romeo was and I stay
>on the list to offer support.
>Have faith that your vet will get Tiger's medications sorted out.
>For many of us it helps to write about our emotions and worries.
>You can do that in this group or email members privately.
>The group is set to reply privately so permission is not needed.
>My associates at Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement have an
>anticipatory chat twice a month.
>1st and 3rd Thursdays each month....next AB chat is this week, 5/16.
>Karen, Asst. Host (Fri)
>Moderated on-line chat pet loss/anticipatory support
>Visit <http://www.aplb.org>http://www.aplb.org for chat room schedule.
>....This is going on and on so I'll stop now but if anyone would
>also like to weigh in on how you've handled your emotions around
>these sensitive creatures when you're scared out of your mind for
>their survival I do need to hear it.
>I really cannot wrap my mind around losing him or his brother, Baer
>who, thank God, is healthier.
Hyperthyroid can cause secondary HCM which can get better if the HT is
treated. It's a balance to find the right amount of felimasole. My Josh is on
felimasole, fortekor, lasix and spironolactone and has been balancing
kidneys, heart and HT for several years. He is at the end stage now. I would
definitely add CoQ and taurine. All my heart cats, including Josh and several
on atenolol take CoQ10 at 30 mg daily and have for years. When I used fish
oil, I bought a brand which pumped out a dose and was made for cats but I
can't remember the name.
Fluid off the lungs is an emergency and must be first priority.
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