Friday, April 16, 2010
Just so everyone is up to speed, there will be no recovery for Confetti. The ultrasound this morning proved the vet's theory of a cardiomyopathy.Basically her heart is working harder because one of muscle walls has thickened. It's congenital, meaning there's nothing we could really do to prevent it.
We are working on getting her stable and then we'll see if medications can bring her some relief for a while. We're lucky it even got noticed since cats tend to be stoic when they hurt. She's comfortable in the sun right now, so here's to as much happy time as we have left. Currently she is on a medication for the fluid around her lungs and we just started a cardiac medication to help her heart pump better. We also have to give her fluids each day so the medicines don't dehydrate her, but not so much fluid that her lungs are put in danger. She also gets whatever she wants to eat, which is never much as breathing is hard enough right now.
Thank yous to everyone who have commented on the first post. It really means a lot to us.
I will be posting occasionally and will let everyone know how things are going.
This wouldn't be as hard if Castor wasn't so sick too....