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Re: [FH] Experimental surgery

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  • shelley seidman
    Hi Linda I am rooting for your brave little Chloe and Gloria has her paws crossed. Shelley and Gloria ... __________________________________________________ Do
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 3, 2002
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      Hi Linda

      I am rooting for your brave little Chloe and Gloria
      has her paws crossed.

      Shelley and Gloria
      --- lesd92118 <lwsd@...> wrote:
      > Hi everyone,
      > I'm very grateful for this group. Though I have
      > just joined, I have
      > been reading and learning from all of you. For the
      > past month my
      > little 10 month old girl "Chloe" has been battling
      > congestive heart
      > failure and repeated draining of her chest cavity.
      > She was diagnosed
      > with a heart murmur at 3 months. The ultrasound
      > found a supravalular
      > pulmonic stenosis (narrowing in branch of pulmonary
      > artery). The
      > cardiologist placed her on meds-
      > furosemide,enalapril,atenolol. They
      > did not seem to work no matter how he changed the
      > dosages. Chloe got
      > to the point of being drained weekly. On Feb 20
      > Chloe's brillant
      > doctors performed an operation to fix the stenosis.
      > My understanding
      > is this is performed on dogs but not cats because of
      > their size
      > (Chloe's may be the first).I had no choice, she was
      > dying. I wanted
      > her to go out fighting.
      > I writing you with Chloe sitting next to the
      > computer, breathing
      > slowly and looking like her chest is fluid free. I
      > will no more
      > Monday at her check-up. All I know is I have more
      > time with her.
      > Whether it's only a few weeks, though I'm hoping for
      > a few years,
      > doctors can now do amazing things. The surgeon
      > initially did not
      > think Chloe would make it through surgery but my
      > cardo doc thought if
      > anyone could do it she could. he was right.
      > I'm hoping for a happy ending as all of you hope
      > for your little
      > fury ones. Someday Vets will be able to fight heart
      > problems but we
      > need to keep asking, and demanding that they don't
      > give up. Thanks
      > again for being a great source and support.
      >
      > Linda and Chloe in San Diego.
      > C
      >
      >


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    • gussielou49
      Linda, We re thinking of you both here wish you the very best! Chloe is very fortunate to be embraced by your strength, love and support! Keep us posted.
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 3, 2002
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        Linda,
        We're thinking of you both here wish you the very best! Chloe is
        very fortunate to be embraced by your strength, love and support!
        Keep us posted. Steph & Gus



        --- In feline-heart@y..., "lesd92118" <lwsd@a...> wrote:
        > Hi everyone,
        > I'm very grateful for this group. Though I have just joined, I
        have
        > been reading and learning from all of you. For the past month my
        > little 10 month old girl "Chloe" has been battling congestive heart
        > failure and repeated draining of her chest cavity. She was
        diagnosed
        > with a heart murmur at 3 months. The ultrasound found a
        supravalular
        > pulmonic stenosis (narrowing in branch of pulmonary artery). The
        > cardiologist placed her on meds- furosemide,enalapril,atenolol.
        They
        > did not seem to work no matter how he changed the dosages. Chloe
        got
        > to the point of being drained weekly. On Feb 20 Chloe's brillant
        > doctors performed an operation to fix the stenosis. My
        understanding
        > is this is performed on dogs but not cats because of their size
        > (Chloe's may be the first).I had no choice, she was dying. I wanted
        > her to go out fighting.
        > I writing you with Chloe sitting next to the computer, breathing
        > slowly and looking like her chest is fluid free. I will no more
        > Monday at her check-up. All I know is I have more time with her.
        > Whether it's only a few weeks, though I'm hoping for a few years,
        > doctors can now do amazing things. The surgeon initially did not
        > think Chloe would make it through surgery but my cardo doc thought
        if
        > anyone could do it she could. he was right.
        > I'm hoping for a happy ending as all of you hope for your little
        > fury ones. Someday Vets will be able to fight heart problems but we
        > need to keep asking, and demanding that they don't give up. Thanks
        > again for being a great source and support.
        >
        > Linda and Chloe in San Diego.
        > C
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