Re: noncrf-casey dropping heartbeats
- Hi Bonnie,
Muffin had dropped heartbeats too and the Atenelol fixed it like
magic...it also reversed his murmur from a stage 3 to non-existant!
That was when he was 17-18 yrs old. Yes, he did(and does still, now at
20yrs old) have CHF, but the meds have allowed him to have a fairly
good quality of life for these last 2 years, so there is hope!
Good luck with the tests and I hope Casey responds well to any
treatments you may need to give...the dropped beats do need to be
addressed as they will, over time, make it harder on his whole
system...but the meds usually perscribed usually work very well, so
don't be upset if you hear this news.
--- In feline-heart@y..., bonnie <bonnie@c...> wrote:
> Casey (Arthur's kitty brother-not by blood just because they are
> children) who survived small cell intestinal lymphoma and 2 years 7
> months of chemo went back for his oncology recheck almost a year
> After Arthur's death 7 weeks ago, he started exhibiting strange
> and had a spell where he was gasping for air as well as some rear
> weakness that I thought I was imagining. Anyway, both the
> and the oncologist picked up that he was dropping heart beats in a
> really irregular pattern. They are rechecking his cpk and results
> be back tomorrow. Unfortunately cardiologist was on vacation this
> week. Ironically when I had arthur there last and wanted him
> he was also going on a long vacation. Anyway, we were able to get a
> tentative appointment next week. She suggested we also get chest
> but are waiting to see what the results bring tomorrow. Does anyone
> know anything about heart arrythmias? The discharge papers said the
> combination of dropping heart beats and high cpk could mean heart
> disease. I'm hoping not. I've lost 2 definitely to cardiomyopathy
> and Tipsy years ago) and Arthur's death may also have been heart
> as well as his kidneys. They know how paranoid I am about it so
> hopefully nothing will be missed.