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Re: Rascal Update


Daryl I am so very sorry to hear that.  Hugs to that precious little one
from me and Little Bit.

On 12/27/07, Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com> wrote:
>
> Oh, Daryl.  Give that baby a special dose of affection from all of us.
>
> Lynda
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Jesse Bell
> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 2:27 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rascal Update
>
> ohhhhhh...I'm so sorry to hear that Daryl.  Truly.
>
>
> Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:
> I got the Dx from the cardiologist today. Dilated cardiomyopathy of
> unknown
> origin, probably congenital. (There are tests to see whether it's from a
> virus, taurine insufficiency or whatever, but they involve a biopsy and
> wouldn't tell anything that would help anyway. ) Unusual in a kitten, not
> much to be done. I told the vet I didn't think there was any point in
> hurting him more just to be certain. She agreed.
>
> I could tell from the look in the tech's face, and when the cardiologist
> came back into the room, that it was as bad as I feared. We'll start the
> recommended taurine supplements. The cardiologist said that they'd take 3
> months to work, if they did. I asked if he had 3 months. She didn't think
> so. So we have some meds to reduce the blood pressure, and some extra
> Lasix
> to make him more comfortable for as long as he wants to live.
>
> d
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lynda Young"
> To:
> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 8:32 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Rascal Update
>
>
> > Rascal will be in my thoughts - poor baby. I hope you get some
> > encouraging
> > news today.
> >
> > Lynda
> > Zone 7 - West TN
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of Pam Evans
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 4:14 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rascal Update
> >
> > Oh dear, I am profoundly sorry to hear that. I hope the cardiologist can
> > recommend some form of treatment for the little guy!
> >
> > On 12/26/07, Daryl
> wrote:
> >>
> >> The news is not good.
> >>
> >> The vet specialist withdrew 130cc's of fluid from his chest today and
> did
> >> and
> >> ultrasound of his thorax. The good news was that no tumor was found.
> >>
> >> The bad news is that his heart is enlarged, and he's got "significant
> >> heart
> >> disease that has caused congestive heart failure". He's to see the
> >> Cardiologist tomorrow for an echocardiogram to see whether anything can
> >> be
> >> done
> >>
> >> d
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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