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MED UPDATE: Sammy 3/17/09

March 17th 2009 9:48 am
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Meows to all and HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! Paw-pinches to any not wearing green today, MOL!!!!! Green is my fave color because it's the color of the kitty-grass I love to munch on :)

Today I played A LOT with my sisfurr Taylee! I insisted on it! I tried to chase her and even jumped up on the bed in wild pursuit! I guess all my meds and potassium supps. are making me turn furr the better and giving my heart the strength it needs to get more active! Meowmy sat next to me for a looong time when I went to rest after playtime in the closet. I slept in the laundry basket on top of a brown fleece blanket.... soooooo comfy and this is my favorite spot since a week ago! And meowmy had her hand in the basket on top of my back and we rested together and enjoyed the time together.

I have not transitioned yet to the Renal/Kidney support diet, because I tried 2 that I didn't like to taste, and meowmy said they were very poor quality, and smelled bad anyhow. She wonders how a prescription diet suggested by Vets would have nasty meat by-products and corn and pork in it? We have learned that those are bad furr kitties. But we continue the search furr a good food that will be lower in protein and salt so my kidneys don't work so hard. It's because of the heart med. Furosemide (Lasix) that i take to remove fluid build-up in my body. Unfurtunately, this medicine does significant damage to my kidney's so that's why we are looking for a special food that will help my kitt-neys out.

I am still purrrrrrrrrrrrrrring furr all my sweet buddies that are sick, especially Hooch! I am still and always will be grateful furr all the purrayers and lovely gestures and gifts tat have been sent to me during my fight with Cardiomyopathy.

=^..^= SAMMY


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Purred by: Crywolf (Catster Member)

June 22nd 2009 at 9:10 pm

Hi !
I am glad I read your diary tonight.My Crywolf has H.Cardiomyopathy also.He has kidney problems///plus am on the watch for saddle thrombus!(The plavix is for that. Ohhh does it taste awful,But she says I have to take it! I My Mom checks the temperature of my hind legs frequently.

My Vet has me on furosimide, plavix, and benazapril.
Hope I spelled it right.
I was wondering if you have heard, yet of anything other than the furacimide for the lungs as we had to make a trip to the vet , here, last week. I had been vomiting a lot. Also my bun and creatinine have been a bit off for the last few months.. My Mom took me off the furacimide for a while to see if I improved as I was getting dehydrated. My vomiting has stopped.(for about a week , so far!..It is more like coughing up a white mucous like substance. YUK.

IShe am up , sometimes day and night in fear of my breathing with hmy mouth open as that is comsidered a major emergency!

Thank you for sharing as hI am too lethargic and going to my box more than usual.Good luck and a hug from Crywolf!

I went to A hospital in Tucxon, where I had wonderful help and I also have a wonderful vet there, named Allen Christo, with whom I can talk with from back here in Midland,TX.He has guided us through a lot! Crywolf loves him.He bites the others so Dr.Cristo is special.When we left, after 7 months, the doctors did not forget about us and we can call anytime to get long distance help.No one could help Crywolf where I live so we were sent to Arizona..

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