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My heart Echocardiogram today

February 22nd 2012 3:47 pm
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OK now I must tell you this I was not a happy kitty today! Mom left this morning and after a bit she was back...I love to go out on the patio on my leash when she comes home, but today noooo I did not get to go out even after protesting to Mom...I knew something was up, Mom didn't change her clothes, take off her shoes or let me out...

I was watching her and she was trying to not let me know she was going to come and pick me up...on no not again that dreaded carrier...MOL MOL MOL....not a happy kitty girl!

It didn't seem like we were in the car as long as we usually are when I see Dr. Kathy so I knew it was a different place. We walk in and sit and sit...not a happy kitty girl, I want out and I want to go home Mom let me out...soon I settled down and we waiting a little longer.

Then in to a room, pulled out of my safe carrier, now mind you I don't like that carrier, but when I am at places that they do things to me I prefer to be in that carrier.

Mom talked to the lady about me and about my CRF and heart...she weighted me, I weight between 11 & 12 lbs...Mom & I can't remember the exact numbers.

Soon a new Dr. came in his name is Dr. Joao at the UC Davis facility near our house. He also talks to Mom, he listens to my heart and another Doctor in training listen to my heart...

After listening to my heart he said it is a lub-dub lub-dub sound...but with me it is a lub-shooshing-dub, lub-shooshng-dub...

After hearing that and with no signs of me having any problems related to heart problems Dr. Joao told Mom he was thinking it is a BENIGN or INNOCENT MURMUR!

This means there is no apparent heart disease that explains the murmur, it can occur in cats of any age. The BENIGN MURMURS are usually soft (rather than loud), and can be intermittent.

So the good news is for now there is nothing required like medication...I do have to be rechecked in 6 months to make sure the murmur hasn't developed into anything serious...

Dr. Joao will send the report to my Dr. Kathy and guess we will hear from her and then they will decide if we need to change my fluids or not..

OH OH yeah, Mom got to go into the room with me, she constantly was rubbing my head and keeping me calm...they had 2 ladies holding me down on the soft warm table, we heard my heart beating and we could hear the lub-shooshing-dub sound...sure didn't like hearing that I would wiggle..but I was being super good.Mom got to see my heart and watch it beat...she says that was way kool! wish I could have seen it too, but then I don't think I would know what I was looking at.

They think I am so cute especially with my white chin...and loved my name...they were so nice and kind to me, I was scared of course aren't all kitties when they don't know what is going on...but I was the purrfect kitty....

Now I am home, got some yummy can food and I will be going to my heated bed to take a well deserved nap...

Thank you to all of my friends for purring for me today to be OK, it worked I am OK....POTP!!!!

Well gotta go take that nap!!!

the Purrfect kitty girl

Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 4:09 pm

Oh Xena, what a tense and exhausting day you had! Glad you're home again, had a good dinner and are now comfortably napping in your warm bed.

Glad your murmur isn't anything you need worry about! That really is good news! Purrs!

Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 4:23 pm

How I love good mews...and now you can relax and enjoy a nice cozy and quiet evening!

Purred by: Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 4:25 pm

That's very good new's Xena! Take it easy sweet girl ♥
Love & Purr's, Eddy
Purred by: Lisa P

February 22nd 2012 at 5:01 pm

good grief! That was supposed to be from me. I posted this 2 hours ago and it gave me an error 6 which I've never seen before. So we just posted it again and now it's supposed to be from me! Sorry Xena, fleas are at it again.
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 5:25 pm

So happy to hears a good news 'bout yer heart. Now, jus' relax and take it easy.
Purred by: Nikka (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 6:16 pm

Oh yea that is making me feel stressed just hearing about I know you are glad to be home
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 6:24 pm

Pawsome news to hear! We'll keep the purrs going and we think you are deserving of some yummy treats!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 7:11 pm

That's great news! I just knew you would do well and be so good and brave!
Purred by: Max (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 7:15 pm

I am so happy you are okay and home. I hope you got lots of lovings and treats.

Love Max
Purred by: Gumpy Sweet Boy (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 7:16 pm

Xena, that's great news about your heart! So glad your lub dub - lub shooshing dub was just a benign and mild murmur! Purring that it remains a benign murmur!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

February 22nd 2012 at 11:39 pm

That's good news!
Purred by: Simba (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2012 at 12:08 am

Concats on being DDP today purrty girl. I hope you have a pawsome day.

Love Simba
Purred by: Eva V

February 23rd 2012 at 5:17 am

Hi Xena, we are happy to hear your news! Even diary gal wants EVERYONE TO KNOW! Congrats and have a purrfect day with extra treats! (left a memento on your page)
Love and bonks
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2012 at 6:34 am

Wonderful news Xena!

Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2012 at 6:53 am

We always knew you had a good heart lady!!!
Purred by: Laura W

February 23rd 2012 at 8:18 am

XPW...this be pawsum mews N we be trooly happee for ewe !!

N never forgets a heart healh ee diet consists of snapper, flounder, tunie and trout !!!

and conga rats two ewe on yur dia ree a cheese mint two !:)
Purred by: Squirrel (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2012 at 9:09 am

You are a perfect little kitty!
Concats on your diary honors.
Squirrel & Kitcat
Purred by: Angel Midnight - DG #9 You wil (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2012 at 3:23 pm

We love to hear good news....makes us all happy.
Concats on your DDP.

Love, Midnight and Family
Purred by: Pigeon - misses you! :( (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2012 at 3:52 pm

So Happy to hear you had a Good Checkup!!!!! :) Stay Happy & Healthy Sweetie! Love ya ♥
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2012 at 4:31 pm

Thank you my friends for all of your support and love, it sure helps me when I know you are all here...

Purred by: ♥Harley-Dreamette 2 (Catster Member)

February 24th 2012 at 5:48 pm

what pawtastic news Xena!!!! that heated bed sounds lovely.....enjoy your nap...


Xena Princess Warrior DG#23


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