RE: [FH] Re: Need some info on patent ductus arteriosus
- Or maybe Dexter found you.......he sure is lucky to have you.....
Linda and the boys
From: Hudak [mailto:blackyj@...]
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Need some info on patent ductus arteriosus
I found Dexter about 6 weeks ago. I am pretty sure is a purebred Siamese.
He was skinny, dirty, and had a few abrasions. The only tip I had that
something was wrong was the rumble in his chest when he wasn't purring.
Otherwise, he acts like a normal kitten. Constantly running, jumping, and
playing with my 2 older cats. His x-rays showed an abnormal cardiac shadow.
He had an echo on Friday. His regular vet wasn't there that day so I got
the preliminary report from her counterpart. And, I actually misunderstood
what she was trying to tell me. I found out today that he actually has a
ventricular septal defect and a mild pulmonic stenosis. He did well with
the sedative he received with the echo so we have decided to get him
neutered tomorrow while his health is good. I will let you know how
everything goes tomorrow.
Thanks for your help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Beth" <ba_ackerman@...>
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 1:54 PM
Subject: [FH] Re: Need some info on patent ductus arteriosus
> Forgot a few things - What symptoms does your baby have? Is he
> lethargic? Sleep a lot? How is his appetite? Some cats with a PDA
> can live a fairly normal life, depending on symptoms. There's a
> major risk with anesthesia, so I wouldn't have him neutered. Let me
> know -
> Beth & her 12 furry loves
> I am new to this board (came on when I found about my little guy a
> month ago). It seems to focus mostly on Cardiomyopathy, but there
> are some really nice people here. I'll try to help in any way I can.
> --- In feline-heart@y..., "medgirl02" <blackyj@m...> wrote:
> > My 3 month old kitten has just been diagnosed with PDA. Due to the
> > cost, correction will not be an option. Does anyone have any
> > experience with this disorder? Will I be able to have him
> > What is the avg life span? Any other info is appreciated. Thanks.
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