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Hooray! I DON'T Have Heartworms!

August 20th 2010 10:26 am
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Mommy just got a phone call from my vet. My EKG came out clean! I have no signs of heart disease or of an active heartworm infection! Mommy is SOOOO relieved!

The doc is going to keep me on a tapering dose of prednisone. She wants me to check back in in two months, especially if I start coughing again after I'm off the prednisone. At that point, the doc can check for heartworm antigens (the toxins thrown off by heartworms) or asthma, and if either one shows up, she'll put me back on a low dose of prednisone.

Apparently, it's possible that I never had an infection, even though the antibodies indicate that I was exposed. Hooray for antibodies!

If you live in a mosquito prone area like I do, you might want to think about putting your babies on a heartworm preventative like Revolution if they're not on it now.

Thank you for all the purrs, POP, and purrayers. They were answered!



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Purred by: Pixie (Catster Member)

August 20th 2010 at 12:04 pm

Hooray!!! Oh Perla, we are so happy for you!!! Me & mom have been thinking about you all week and purring for good news. So glad you are ok!!!
Purring happily,
Pix & family
Purred by: Perla -- My sweet angel (Catster Member)

August 20th 2010 at 2:51 pm

Thanks, Pixie! Your love and support have meant a LOT to me through all this!


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