Hi Debbie and Chief,
That Atenelol is great stuff, isn't it?! Muffin's murmur went from
a 3+ to nothing over the course of about 6 months on that stuff. He
was diagnosed with severe HCM two years ago and is still ticking
along, so I am a believer in the stuff.
Good luck with the ultrasound...sounds like Chief is in good hands!
--- In feline-heart@y..., Debbie Graham <debgram_2000@y...> wrote:
> Thanks Sally! The only medication Chief is on is the Atenolol.
They were thinking he may have a kidney infection so they want to do
an ultrasound of that. He has had about 5-6 UTI's in less than a year
and they want to check now why this is happening so often. They said
if it is a kidney infection we need to fix that because too many of
them will cause kidney damage.
> sallymerlin <sallymerlin@y...> wrote: YAY Debbie and Chief!!!!!
> This is excellent!!!
> My Muffin had many YEARS of some strange undiagnosable (is that
> a word?) blood in his urine. SOmetimes it was visible, sometimes
> the dipstick test would show it. We tested up one side and down
> the other...but nothing conclusive. What appears to be working is we
> cut back his tapazole (thyroid med) by 1/2 to a very tiny dose and
> stopped giving the asprin. I am nervous about not having the asprin
> thin his blood, but having it (blood) show up in his bladder/urine
> not good either. Now he seems to have settled out and we don't see
> or find it with the dipstick....so perhaps Chief may want to try
> as well.
> Again, congrats, fantastic news! We all need to hear that this
> disease can sometimes be turned back a little...these meds are
> YAY CHIEF!!!!!!!!
> --- In feline-heart@y..., "debgram_2000" <debgram_2000@y...> wrote:
> > Just got back from Columbus and the cardiologist was so happy she
> > came bouncing in the room! Here's what she said: Chief has no
> > murmur, his heart rate is well controlled at 130 which was 240 the
> > last time they saw him, his left ventricle (main heart pump)
> > mild thickening, this is much improved both walls of his heart are
> > thinner than they were in Feburary, his left atrium is remaining
> > normal size, he has no leak of his mitral valve & his dynamic
> > obstruction is well controlled, and his heart muscle pumping
> > is normal, everything is well controlled and leading to some
> > regression of hypertrophy.
> > This all means that the medication is doing what it's supposed to.
> > She said that she has never seen a heart get completely well but
> > is heading in the good direction. Before the mitral valve was
> > obstructing the blood flow, now the blood flow is very good. We
> > to take him back for another ultrasound in 6-9 months. Next
> > we take him back to possible do an ultrasound on his kidneys to
> > out why he keeps getting blood in his urine. They couldn't do a
> > urine test today because she wants to do a further check-up on
> > I'm so happy he's doing better, now if we could find out why he's
> > peeing where's he's not supposed to. Thanks for everyone's
> > and good thoughts.
> > Love,
> > Debbie and Chief
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