Re: [FH] newly diagnosed cat
My Kearra was dx'd with HCM when she was 3.5 yrs old. Over the years
her murmur went away. About 2 yrs before her death her dx was changed
to RCM. She didn't have any outward signs until I had to PTS when she
was over 9. She had thrown a blood clot and went into heart failure
while we were at the vet. If she hadn't thrown the clot I think her
chances would have been better, although it's likely the stress of
everything threw her into failure.
I would give him a few days home to see how he adjusts....
> Guess I should introduce my cat. Vopyager is an almost 8 year old
>Tonk who was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy on Tuesday. I am going to pick
>him up now, against their wishes at the clinic I think, as the cat is so
>stressed that he is going to just check out in the cage.
> Briefly, no obvious signs until the night before when I felt him
>straining for air when he was cuddled up with me under the covers at
>night. Radiographs and ultrasound confirmed fluid around heart - or
>lungs, not entirely sure - and they aspirated only .5 cc off. He has the
>restrictive variety of cardio.
> Meds are being sent home with him, including lasix I am sure and
>maybe an ACE inhibitor. I will find out when I pick him up.
> I guess my question first off is what are the odds that a cat
>with this problem will have any time left at all? And, if he settles in
>at home, well, I guess we need to see what meds they send home before I
>can ask what else might be done. I know it is a terrible, terminal
> Sorry to ramble like this, but this was a total shock and I am
>nowhere near adjusted to his leaving me soon.
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