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Re: [FH] Pacino update

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  • WENDY LAMB
    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. Wendy L ... From:
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      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.

      Wendy L

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: targa66
      Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 12:16 PM
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      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?

      -Shelly
      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "WENDY LAMB"
      <renaissanceragdolls@m...> wrote:
      > HI,
      >
      > 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
      > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [FH] Pacino update
      >
      > hello-
      >
      > I've been lurking on this board for about 6 months - I joined when
      I
      > lost my wonderful Targa last August to a blood clot, and my
      remaining
      > 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
      yesterday,
      > with a different vet who is a feline cardiologist. She was able
      to
      > detect "very minimal" thickening of the papilla(sp?) muscles in
      the
      > heart. Scared me, but her conclusion was that what she was able
      to
      > find is so minimal that it does not merit medicating Pacino at
      this
      > point. In addition, she was comfortable with me not coming back
      for
      > a follow-up for a full year (I'm sure I'll go back sooner, b/c I am
      a
      > 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
      and
      > years, and my gut feeling was that she really knew what she was
      > doing/talking about. However, I'd appreciate any input - if she
      did
      > detect this thickening, is it odd that we wouldn't start
      medication?
      > In addition, a totally separate question - Pacino's teeth are
      pretty
      > funky & really need cleaning. Dr. Bond felt there was no reason
      that
      > I should not get them cleaned, even tho they would have to
      anethesize
      > Pacino. Any thoughts?
      >
      > thanks very much, and give all your wonderful kitties kisses for me!
      > -Shelly
      >
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