RE: [feline-heart] new member
- hi kim,
pumpkin was diagnosed with hcm about 5 years ago; he takes atenolol daily
and is a trooper. the most important thing to have with an hcm kitty is good
medical care and good facilities to monitor the condition as it
"progresses"..it is a degenerative condition but cats that are treated
effectively and consistently with the rights meds, monitored and given
regular ckups can live for years.....my vet says that he has one cat that he
has been treating for 12 years.....do you have a vet that is trained and
capable? Does the vet answer your questions? provide information without
your asking to "educate" you, etc. many folks here live in different parts
of the country and can recommend vets to you. i lived in the houston area
and can recommend if you are interested.
From: Kimberly Meyer [mailto:ck_99@...]
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 10:48 PM
Subject: [feline-heart] new member
I just signed up for this and don't know exactly how
it works, but I'm going to try for kitty's sake.
My cat was diagnosed about 8 months ago with
cardimyopathy. After doing research I believe it is
the restrictive type because we have done two thyroid
tests and the have both come back normal. The thing
is, is that the symptoms say that he should be really
sick by now. He has been on the Diltiazim for a good
part, not all of the 8 months. If anyone can tell my
anything about what they know or experienced, it would
be much appreciated. Thank you.
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- Hi Maria,
Yes, my Sheba recently needed emergency eye surgery. At the time of my last visit with the cardiologist, Sheba was battling corneal ulcers (6 months prior) and therefore, he provided me written instructions for an anesthesia protocol if they event she needed surgery.
WHICH SHE DID!!
Sheba was just released from the eye specialist and she confirmed she DID follow the cardiologists instructions as written. Sheba suffered NO issues with heart rate or blood presssure while under anesthesia
Historically, Sheba has had difficulty recovering from dentals or previous anesthesia required procedures. So, I firmly believe that the protocol he wrote for her helped her TREMEDMOUSLY during and post surgically.
She is gaining weight back (lost weight from the dreaded cone) and her eyes are healing nicely and clearing more and more. Soon I hope to see her beautiful blue himalayan eyes again soon.
BTW, her next cardiologist appt is in a week, and I will be pleased to tell him of her surgical success. Thus far her HCM continues to be asymptomatic. Let's hope this cardio visit also shows no heart meds needed yet.
Please let us know how your kitty does.
Jordan and Sheba
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