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Re: [FH] Re: New here, just home from hospital

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  • elanonuevo@aol.com
    In a message dated 3/29/2002 10:37:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, ... The third vet that I took Ozzie too seemed to be very up on treating HCM and renal failure
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 29, 2002
      In a message dated 3/29/2002 10:37:54 AM Eastern Standard Time,
      sallymerlin@... writes:


      > But in Muffin's case, the heart issues slightly outweigh
      > the kidney concerns when we have to choose between one or the other
      > and subQ's can put quite a load on a CHF heart....but perhaps Ozzie's
      > heart is not as badly degenerated as some can be so perhaps your vet
      > feels that subQ's are not as risky as it would be for Muffin.
      >
      > I am curious about this "coctail"...where did you hear of i

      The third vet that I took Ozzie too seemed to be very up on treating HCM and
      renal failure at the same time. This was an emergency referral clinic that I
      found through our regular vet. The have only specialists there and
      apparently they are tied into some organization that somehow counsels
      troubling cases.

      As far as the cocktail goes, now that I've been on the list for a bit it
      doesn't seem strange compared to what other cats seem to be prescribed. Oz
      was on nitro paste, lasix 2x a day, enalapril once a day, cardizem 3x a day,
      baby aspirin 1/2 twice a week, and 200 ml of fluid per day.

      Oz does seem to be on alot of lasix compared to others, but according to his
      echo he has severe cardiomyopathy.

      Now that his kidney values are back to normal (yeah!) we're to drop the
      fluids and cut the lasix in half. He hasn't had nitro since coming home from
      the hospital.

      Tia


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