Re: [FH] Pacino update
- Thanks for your wishes. He actually said he thought it would be beneficial. We are hoping that we may see an improvement. Good luck to you.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [FH] Pacino update
thanks, Wendy -
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you & Tiger. Out of curiousity, what
prompted you to treat Tiger with Atenolol despite your cardiologist
saying it was questionable whether he needed treatment?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "WENDY LAMB"
> Your kitty sounds similar to mine in some ways. He was diagnosed
with a 3/6 murmur a few weeks ago. I took him to a cardiologist and
he had an ultrasound. He has mild to moderate thickening. Definately
visible. He also was showing some signs of exercise intolerance. I
live in Oregon , and was also very happy with my cardiologist, who
said it was questionable whether we needed to treat Tiger. Said it
would be best since he was showing some signs AND he is only 9 months
old. I am really worried about him, but I am doing all I can. He is
taking Atenolol now. I have talked on the phone with the vet hospital
you went to.I had a really sick animal and they were a great second
opinion. This was in 1995, but I was extremely impressed with them.
I think you are in good hands, and doing the right thing. By the way,
Tiger is having a follow up in 6 months to measure the difference
(and I pray improvement) on his heart thickening. Best to you both.
> Wendy L
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: targa66
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 9:58 AM
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> Subject: [FH] Pacino update
> I've been lurking on this board for about 6 months - I joined when
> lost my wonderful Targa last August to a blood clot, and my
> cat, Pacino was been dx'd with a 3/6 heart murmur. He had an
> inconclusive echo last September - the vet who did the echo (not a
> cardiologist) found nothing wrong. I just had a follow-up
> with a different vet who is a feline cardiologist. She was able
> detect "very minimal" thickening of the papilla(sp?) muscles in
> heart. Scared me, but her conclusion was that what she was able
> find is so minimal that it does not merit medicating Pacino at
> point. In addition, she was comfortable with me not coming back
> a follow-up for a full year (I'm sure I'll go back sooner, b/c I am
> nervous cat-mom!).
> I really, really liked this vet (Dr. Betsy Bond) - she's been a
> feline cardiologist at the Animal Medical Center in NYC for years
> years, and my gut feeling was that she really knew what she was
> doing/talking about. However, I'd appreciate any input - if she
> detect this thickening, is it odd that we wouldn't start
> In addition, a totally separate question - Pacino's teeth are
> funky & really need cleaning. Dr. Bond felt there was no reason
> I should not get them cleaned, even tho they would have to
> Pacino. Any thoughts?
> thanks very much, and give all your wonderful kitties kisses for me!
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