|Purred: Sun Apr 29, '12 6:57pm PST |
Sorry to come on here with this kind of post, but I'm trying not to panic. I've been out of town for a week, and my roommates and boyfriend have nicely volunteered to care for Mutzi. She has HCM and takes Atenolol 2x daily.
I left very specific instructions, including a chart that each person was to check off after giving her medicine so she wouldn't get double dosed. However, someone either forgot to check the chart/forgot to look at the chart, and she got two doses within two hours, between 8 and 10 pm last night.
I didn't find out until morning, and I panicked. Roommates say she seems fine, and I called a veterinary emergency hotline (my vet's office was closed). They said if anything was going to happen, it would have happened already, and that she is out of the woods.
I know this should make me feel fine, but I don't feel fine. Everything I've read says that if a cat OD's, or a person for that matter, on these meds, they should be rushed to the ER. I'm reading all these keywords like hypoglycemia, congestive heart failure, etc. Should I insist she be brought in? Am I just being paranoid, since an actual person at the ER told me I don't need to? Has this happened to anyone before?
Not to mention I'm super upset and blaming myself. Roommates meant well, but next time I'm hiring a pet sitter. I think when people don't have a cat with a health issue, they don't always realize how serious it is. I tried to make that clear when I left, but know now that I need one person who has dealt with or understands sick cats. I don't get home until Tuesday, and am trying to avoid panicking.
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