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> From: ceebeling@... [mailto:ceebeling@...]
> Sent: Friday, November 03, 2000 11:20 PM
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> Subject: [feline-heart] Taffy is home...
> For those interested, Taffy, whose rear legs were
> paralyzed last Saturday morning from a blood clot
> (saddle thrombus), came home with us today. The vet
> took him off IV, as he began to drink voluntarily
> yesterday. We are still having to put food into his
> mouth, but he swallows it gladly.
I am SO happy that Taffy is back hom. He'll be so much happier there &
> He has regained extremely limited movement in
> both back legs, and wags his tail animately. One leg
> is a little swollen.
I think this are excellent signs. It's only been a week & he shows
improvement already. BTW: did the vet say why his leg was swollen?
> He is continuing to receive aspirin every other day, and I
> give him heparin shots 3 times a day.
I also gave Lynx heparin shots when we brought him home. Did your vet say
how long we will be getting them? I was under the (amateur) impression that
heparin is usually given for only 48-72 hours.
> On Monday, we'll begin to actively search for a feline
> cardiologist in the Chicago or southern
> Wisconsin area. Any referrals or advice on his treatment
> is welcome.
Excellent idea. I strongly recommend that you get Taffy to a specialist as
soon as feasible. The sooner you treat the underlying heart problem, the
I don't know if any of these doctors are close enough to you, but try
These are all ACVIM cardiologists.
> . . .
> We still don't know if he'll make it, but we'll give him
> every chance and support, and continue sharing our love.
> Thanks for all advice and good wishes.
He's a lucky boy to have you caring for him. As always, he will be in my
> Chuck and Vicki Ebeling
> Applewood Lodge
> Walworth, Wisconsin
& Tabby (RB), Licorice, Tigger, Lynx