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  • Mike & Linda Irrgang (Now in Jamaica!)
    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
    Message 1 of 60 , Nov 5, 2000
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      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.

      good luck.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Kimberly Meyer [mailto:ck_99@...]
      Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 10:48 PM
      To: feline-heart@egroups.com
      Subject: [feline-heart] new member


      Dear group,

      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.
      Sincerely,
      Kim

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      Kimberly
      ck_99@...
      8:-) :-) ;-) :-) :-)
      B4N, CUL

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    • Jordan
      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
      Message 60 of 60 , Jan 6, 2013
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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.


        Love,


        Jordan and Sheba


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