September 23rd 2013 8:50 am
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Last week I went in for my 6 month check-up for my heart at my Cardiologist. Most of what we heard was good news. My blood pressure is good. My heart has not enlarged any at all. My heart murmur sounds better but is still grade 2/3 out of 6. My femoral (back leg) pulses have gone from weak to fair now. It seems that my medication is doing its job. But there was also some not so good news. The wall between my main pumping chambers has gotten a little thicker. Not much but still a progression of the HOCM. There is nothing to help this part or prevent the thickening of the wall. So my mom is a bit upset. She had hoped for no changes in the heart wall thickness.
I am eating better but oddly have not gained any weight. I am playing more too. The reasons for those 2 things is that I got a new baby brother! He's been here a bit now but my mom still hasn't gotten him on Catster. He is a cream bi-color or flamepoint Ragdoll. His name is Jory. He was a gift from the lady where I came from to my mom. She felt bad about my serious health problem so wanted to be sure Mom got a healthy kitten.
Lastly, we want to thank everyone for the very kewl pirate flags given to us. We love them! We are sorry to not have given any out ourselves this time. Mom had so much going on that day that she just could not get to it. We are sorry. Thanks to all for thinking of us.
Have a nice day, friends!
Love and purrs,
So happy to hear the good news, Tristan. We are sorry about the not so good news, but from what our mom has read, it sounds like you are doing a great job of fighting this awful disease. We are still purring for you to get better and have many happy years with your mom (and your new little brother).
You just keep on truckin my friend! I was diagnosed at 1 year, and I just turned 5. Things have held steady for me, and even improved some, so it is possible to live well with this crummy disease. Of course not every kitty is the same, but we just wanted you to know that for some kitties it can be managed when caught early. However, Momma knows exactly how your Mom feels - it is scary, especially since so much is unknown. But I live each day to the fullest I can, purring & playing & being me. Purrs to you both!
The good news outweighs the bad news. Hope you keep doing well.
Oh a new baby kitten! Nice!
Hoping that the good news outweighs the bad. Sending you lots of purrs!
Rose is right, now we all need to keep on purring and praying for you to continue to do well...I will send some angel healing dust to you Tristan! Sending our love to you sweetie...and we can't wait to meet your new brofur, bet he is cute like you...
butterfly kisses and angel hugs
QT and family
I'm purring for you to have many more good years Tristan! Can't wait to meet the new little brofur!
Hugs & Purrs,
So happy to hear good news, Tristan! I am purring for you every day. Hope you have a great time with your new brofur, too.
We're so happy to hear your good news, Tristan, and will ratchet up our purrs so that wall does not get any thicker. We're looking forward to seeing your baby brother, too!
Adding our purrs, too.
And whoo-hoo, a new kitty brofur? Can't wait to purr with him, too!
Glad to hear you're eating good and feeling good. We'll keep sending purrs that the thickening stops. We can't wait to meet Jory!
Thanks all for the kind words. And especially for the purrs! They sure do help. Oops, Jory is biting my leg so I hafta go now. Hee!