December 1st 2013 4:38 pm
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Mommy received in the mail yesterday, the cardiologist's "Assessment" Here goes:
"Sampson has a history of restrictive cardiomyopathy with pericardial effusion and collapsing episodes prompting the previous visit. With the decrease in Sotalol dose to 10 mg twice daily from 20 mg every 12 hours, Sampson's sinus bradycardia has resolved. The heart appears essentially unchanged from prior visit with only a minimal amount of pericardial effusion present. His decreased appetite is concerning as well as his weight loss. It may represent progressive cardiac cachexia, progressive renal disease, uncontrolled thyroid levels, or be secondary to decreased appetite from the tooth abscess. It will be important to monitor his weight and appetite and recheck labwork (Chem, T4) at his C.P. Animal Hospital. Although he is a poor candidate for anesthesia, if his appetite does not improve and is a result of the tooth pain, a consultation with a veterinary dentist is advised. They may be able to take out the tooth with minimal anesthesia and/or local blocks."
I'm supposed to get rechecked at the cardiologist's 3-6 months or sooner if I have any weakness or collapses. I'm also to get my blood checked if my appetite remains decreased.
Anyway, I'm doing pretty good now. Today, I ate some dry food and loved the gravy off the tuna that Landy mentioned. Mommy has slightly decreased the painkiller dose too. The vet wants her to gradually do this but not to discontinue it until my blood work is checked out to see if the infection in my tooth is gone.
Wish me luck and purrs are appreciated so I can continue feeling better.
I know my time is not long and no one knows when I'll be called to the Bridge. Only God knows that. In the meantime, I'm taking it one day at a time and enjoying being around Mommy and my lovely new sister and my cuddle buddy, Landy and of course Bail and Merl.
Well, that's it for now. It's medication time for me.
Purrs & Breeps,
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Purring for you, Samson! Take one day at a time and enjoy every minute.
Sendin' lots of purrs and prayers your way Sampy ♥
Hey Sampy my dear Furend
Dad is a human Nurse so he explained the doctor lingo. Sounds pretty good he says. Not purrfect but we all have something.
We are purring for you and Dad is Praying.
We think you are on our list for a Christmas Card and
would love if you sent us a paw mail with you address so we can be sure
Timmy Dad and Family