Re: Experimental surgery
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
> 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
> with a heart murmur at 3 months. The ultrasound found a
> pulmonic stenosis (narrowing in branch of pulmonary artery). The
> cardiologist placed her on meds- furosemide,enalapril,atenolol.
> did not seem to work no matter how he changed the dosages. Chloe
> to the point of being drained weekly. On Feb 20 Chloe's brillant
> doctors performed an operation to fix the stenosis. My
> 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
> 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.