Re: Harpsie update )-:
- Check out www.vetheart.com/diseases.html. There is a lot of info on
various forms of heart disease, including DCM and HCM, in animals.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Helen" <helenb@o...> wrote:
> Hi, everyone
> Harpsie was diagnosed with HCM a year ago and he went for his
> ultrasound today. He has had very tender kidneys for the last few
> the vet not only ultrasounded his heart but also his kidney and
> The good news is, Harpsie's stomach and kidneys showed nothing
> (bloodwork is also normal). The bad news is, his heart has
> significantly )-: What is really weird is, his heart is now
> thickened, in other words he no longer has HCM, he has DCM. I told
my vet I
> didn't know that was possible, and she said she didn't know it
> His heart is so bad that my vet cannot say how long he has. She
> with medication he might suddenly drop dead with a heart attack )-:
> already use an ACE inhibitor (enalapril) and my vet is adding
> she did say she would expect in his condition to see congestive
> failure yet there are no signs of that whatsoever. It is quite a
> We are considering a trip to the cardiology dept of our local vet
> The problem is, Harpsie gets terribly, terribly stressed at the
> of course is really bad for his heart; but we feel we need to find
> about his situation. He is only eight!! Harpsie had a wash when we
> from the vet's but is now very mopey, I hope he feels better soon.
> school is 30 miles away.
> One problem we have is getting Harpsie to eat. We currently have 14
> foods on the go, and he will eat one once, then not touch it for
> weeks. Lately he has got even worse, and we are now reduced to
> for him every night, which is not good for him longterm of course.
> anybody else have this problem with their cat without CRF but with
> Also, does anybody have any info on DCM? Most of the websites seem
> to HCM.
> Please send healing vibes to Harpsie. His brother Thomas has end
> failure, I cannot bear the thought of losing both of them soon.
> Helen, Harpsie, Indie and Thomas
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