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Cardiology Visit Update

March 10th 2012 8:12 am
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I'm sorry it took me so long to get this update done. My mom's had a busy week. But all was good news! My heart is even smaller than the last time. My murmur is down to a 2. My kidney values are stable and a bit better than in December. I gained a little weight back. But I am still not feeling well. I have some kind of itchy problem going on. I scratch my ears and eye area until it bleeds. I also lick my body & tail a lot as if scratching. My cardiologist didn't feel comfortable treating this issue so I am going to my regular vet this coming Tuesday. She did prescribe an antihistamine (more pills!) but so far it doesn't help a lot. All the scratching makes it so I can't relax much so have been a bit lethargic. She thinks it may be an allergy to something. I guess we might find out next Tuesday.

Today is my baby brother Tristan's birthday. He is one year old. Where did the time go? We will be having some fun later celebrating so I look forward to that. He's hoping to see the goldfish plant bloom today but I didn't have the heart to tell him it doesn't even have a bud.

Have a nice weekend!


Purred by: Lisa P

March 10th 2012 at 8:22 am

Ethan sometimes when a kitty has pain or some health issues, they get OCD! I did! It's really tough, your mom might want to try some rescue remedy or something homeopathic, some Feliway, etc. Don't know if that's it but it happens a lot!
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

March 10th 2012 at 8:56 am

Glad to hear your values are good, but purring you start feeling some relief from that itching soon. My sister started doing a lot of scratching and over-cleaning. The vet thought she might have developed a food allergy, so Mom switched her to a limited ingredient diet and she's doing a lot better.
Purred by: Laura W

March 10th 2012 at 10:49 am

dood !!

veree glad yur chek up wented well N yur heart N kid kneez be way better tho sorree bout de hole itch mess...

hope they can due a test sew ya can find out for sure if ewe be stressed ore ewe bee like aller gic ta soap, fabric, food ...N letz hope itz knot fish :)

sum thin dinna bit cha did it...... ??? !!!!

hay, haza grate day at tristan's par tee, best fishes on mewsday N az always, de blessings oh st francis yur way
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

March 10th 2012 at 7:34 pm

What great news Ethan, we are all so happy to hear you are doing well...but we will continue to pray that you stop itching...

purrs and butterflies from heaven
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

March 11th 2012 at 2:02 pm

Glad things are looking up, but we'll keep purring until everything is 100% A-OK again!
Purred by: Ethan - Sweet Angel (Catster Member)

March 12th 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thanks all for the replies. Alex- my mom had thought about OCD since I am going through a lot of late. We tried Feliway before for Kirby but it did not seem to do much for any of us. Maybe the air cleaner removes it but Mom needs that for her asthma. We have wipes for our carriers etc of the relaxing stuff. May try it more often if it is OCD.
Hilda- we'll keep that food in mind if the vet doesn't find anything! Not sure I'd eat it tho.
Da Tabbies- Yikes let's hope it is not fish as I only eat 3 flavors of food now & all are fish. :-/
QT- thanks for those purrty butterflies!
River- Thanks for those purrs.
Purred by: Lisa P

March 13th 2012 at 9:22 am

Ethan I have an article my mommy wrote on our site about OCD for kitties if you want to read it: Also, you should try a calming collar! Those work great!


Ethan - Sweet Angel


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