Hi -- I had a gorgeous calico kitty who did not have heart disease develop a clot. She had a serious bone and joint disease, like many of the earliest Scottish Folds. Fortunately it has been pretty much bred out now. She spent her last year on my bed, where I fed her, and I took her to the box a few times a day, etc. She could barely walk. But a couple months before she turned 17, I found her paralyzed from the torso down. she dragged herself across the bed to me by her front legs, it was so sad. I knew there was nothing that could help her, since her condition was so bad, so I took her in and helped her move up to heaven.
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Sent: Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:57 PM
Subject: [FH] Anyone experience Thrombosis / blood clot without presence of HCM or heart
One of my pet parents has a 5 year old boy that recently had a blood clot in both rear legs. After spending over 5,000+ with complete blood, supportive therapy in the intensive care for one week, 2 ultrasounds, and 2 echocardiograms there is no presence of hcm or heart disease. I have brought the videos of the ultrasounds to two wonderful vets for consults and was also at the appointment with a highly regarded cardiologist in San Diego. With research that I have done so far, there is a 90% of heart disease, 3% hypothyroidism and 7% unknown. Obviously, this kitty is in the unknown percentage and there is a rare chance it will happen again, from what I was told.... I am obviously concerned and am researching the lines. There has never been a kitten lost from this breeding. In fact, this is one of the best set of parents ever. Does anyone out there have any advice on what more we can do to find out how this happened? I am presently helping the family with the p hysical therapy to help him regain mobility. The Dr. prescribed Flavix which is diminishing his appetite and he is being forced fed. He may have to get a feeding tube inserted. I truly would appreciate any comments on this.
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