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Brad Stone[_2_]
November 26th 07, 04:13 AM
Hi there,

My beloved 17-to-19 year old male, "Tiger", was recently diagnosed
with cardiomyopathy (heart failure). He actually seems pretty fine to
me (eating, drinking, playing a little, etc.). I had no idea he even
had a heart problem but an X-ray taken for another reason happened to
show fluid on his lungs. The fluid is not actually in his lungs, but
*around* the lungs and heart, pushing on them. X-rays have shown that
Lasix injections (roughly every 7 to 14 days) have been removing the
fluid pretty well. An ultra sound revealed that Tiger's heart is only
contracting at 22% of normal. Yikes.

My vet consulted with a veterinarian cardiologist (a guy named Dr.
Dillion from Auborn) who was giving a seminar here in Dallas. He
reviewed all the info and said that Tiger is in pretty grim shape.
Because Tiger hates being pilled, Dr. Dillion recommended that I not put
Tiger through the stress of pilling. So Dr. Dillion's recommendations
are:

1. Once a week give Tiger a subcutaneous Lasix injection
2. Once a week give Tiger a half an aspirin crushed in food (Tiger will
probably not eat it)
3. Once a day rub some nitro glycerine cream in Tiger's ear

Given Tiger's age & delicate health, does this sound like a good
plan? I suppose there are some heart meds (pills) that may help ol'
Tiger's heart a little. But I tend to agree with Dr. Dillion - I'm not
sure I want to frequently pill Tiger during the last few weeks or months
of his life. Especially if the pills may not even work. He hates being
pilled so much. I'm a little concerned about the daily nitro cream. I
have heard that cats will become immune to nitro if it is given every
day. Also, I wonder if the daily nitro will give Tiger a constant
headache, like it often does in humans?!

Thanks for any thoughts,
-Brad
http://www.brushyland.com/cats/

IBen Getiner
November 26th 07, 08:07 AM
On Nov 25, 11:13�pm, Brad Stone > wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> � My beloved 17-to-19 year old male, "Tiger", was recently diagnosed
> with cardiomyopathy (heart failure). �He actually seems pretty fine to
> me (eating, drinking, playing a little, etc.). �I had no idea he even
> had a heart problem but an X-ray taken for another reason happened to
> show fluid on his lungs. �The fluid is not actually in his lungs, but
> *around* the lungs and heart, pushing on them. �X-rays have shown that
> Lasix injections (roughly every 7 to 14 days) have been removing the
> fluid pretty well. �An ultra sound revealed that Tiger's heart is only
> contracting at 22% of normal. �Yikes.
>
> � My vet consulted with a veterinarian cardiologist (a guy named Dr.

The Hidden Cat Lover
November 27th 07, 11:55 PM
On Nov 26, 3:07*am, IBen Getiner > wrote:
> On Nov 25, 11:13�pm, Brad Stone > wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > Hi there,
>
> > � My beloved 17-to-19 year old male, "Tiger", was recently diagnosed
> > with cardiomyopathy (heart failure). �He actually seems pretty fine to
> > me (eating, drinking, playing a little, etc.). �I had no idea he even
> > had a heart problem but an X-ray taken for another reason happened to
> > show fluid on his lungs. �The fluid is not actually in his lungs, but
> > *around* the lungs and heart, pushing on them. �X-rays have shown that
> > Lasix injections (roughly every 7 to 14 days) have been removing the
> > fluid pretty well. �An ultra sound revealed that Tiger's heart is only
> > contracting at 22% of normal. �Yikes.
>
> > � My vet consulted with a veterinarian cardiologist (a guy named Dr.
> > Dillion from Auborn) who was giving a seminar here in Dallas. �He
> > reviewed all the info and said that Tiger is in pretty grim shape.
> > Because Tiger hates being pilled, Dr. Dillion recommended that I not put
> > Tiger through the stress of pilling. �So Dr. Dillion's recommendations
> > are:
>
> > 1. Once a week give Tiger a subcutaneous Lasix injection
> > 2. Once a week give Tiger a half an aspirin crushed in food (Tiger will
> > probably not eat it)
> > 3. Once a day rub some nitro glycerine cream in Tiger's ear
>
> > � Given Tiger's age & delicate health, does this sound like a good
> > plan? �
>
> Look, Mac... Nobody in here is in the least little way qualified to
> contradict a licence vet. What are you trying to do...? Get someone
> sued...? Just do what the vet says.
> BTW, Tigers are a protected species and are only able to be kept in
> captivity if you have the proper permits. I can only assume that you
> have yours and this isn't some illegal 'exotic animal in a cage in the
> neighbor's back yard' case.
> Do what your vet says. That's my advice.
>
> IBen Getiner- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

His cat is named tiger you [email protected]

You are going to be so fun to mess with. You make yourself such an
easy target


Jack and Jill

Sheelagh>\o\
November 28th 07, 01:54 PM
On 27 Nov, 23:55, The Hidden Cat Lover >
wrote:
> On Nov 26, 3:07*am, IBen Getiner > wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Nov 25, 11:13�pm, Brad Stone > wrote:
>
> > > Hi there,
>
> > > � My beloved 17-to-19 year old male, "Tiger", was recently diagnosed
> > > with cardiomyopathy (heart failure). �He actually seems pretty fine to
> > > me (eating, drinking, playing a little, etc.). �I had no idea he even
> > > had a heart problem but an X-ray taken for another reason happened to
> > > show fluid on his lungs. �The fluid is not actually in his lungs, but
> > > *around* the lungs and heart, pushing on them. �X-rays have shown that
> > > Lasix injections (roughly every 7 to 14 days) have been removing the
> > > fluid pretty well. �An ultra sound revealed that Tiger's heart is only
> > > contracting at 22% of normal. �Yikes.
>
> > > � My vet consulted with a veterinarian cardiologist (a guy named Dr.
> > > Dillion from Auborn) who was giving a seminar here in Dallas. �He
> > > reviewed all the info and said that Tiger is in pretty grim shape.
> > > Because Tiger hates being pilled, Dr. Dillion recommended that I not put
> > > Tiger through the stress of pilling. �So Dr. Dillion's recommendations
> > > are:
>
> > > 1. Once a week give Tiger a subcutaneous Lasix injection
> > > 2. Once a week give Tiger a half an aspirin crushed in food (Tiger will
> > > probably not eat it)
> > > 3. Once a day rub some nitro glycerine cream in Tiger's ear
>
> > > � Given Tiger's age & delicate health, does this sound like a good
> > > plan? �
>
> > Look, Mac... Nobody in here is in the least little way qualified to
> > contradict a licence vet. What are you trying to do...? Get someone
> > sued...? Just do what the vet says.
> > BTW, Tigers are a protected species and are only able to be kept in
> > captivity if you have the proper permits. I can only assume that you
> > have yours and this isn't some illegal 'exotic animal in a cage in the
> > neighbor's back yard' case.
> > Do what your vet says. That's my advice.
>
> > IBen Getiner- Hide quoted text -
>
> > - Show quoted text -
>
> His cat is named tiger *you [email protected]
>
> You are going to be so fun to mess with. *You make yourself such an
> easy target
>
> Jack and Jill- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

LOL...........
Sheelagh >"o"<