Friday, April 16, 2010

Confetti Update


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....

12 comments:

Karin F. said...

Your Confetti wouldn't be a Maine Coon would (s)he? That breed of cat is prone to cardiomyopathy. I know because my Puppycat was born with it. She only lived to be 2-1/2. I hope your Confetti lives for a long long time on its medication.

Caseymini said...

Kat, just enjoy your time with Confetti and Castor as long as you can. They bring so much joy. My two are getting up there in age. I understand what you are going through. Good thoughts for all of you!

The Mini - Maker said...

I will be praying for you and hubby and your fur babies. Please let me know if you need anything.
Hugs,
Savannah

candyn said...

How hard to have those you love so sick. I hope the medication can bring comfort and time. Sending your family love.

Rachel said...

Hi Kat im sorry your news wasnt better just enjoy having confetti around for as long as you can she is very loved and i know your going to spoil her
hugs Rachel
xx

Julie Kendall said...

I have Just read about poor Confetti, this along side Castors health is heartbreaking news.
Thinking good thoughts for you and your little ones
Julie
xxxxxxxx

Debbie said...

Kat so sorry to hear about your Fur Baby. Sending Hugs your way..

WendiesMiniWorld said...

:o( if only luv & hugs could make our furbabies live forever..... love & ((((hugs)))) for you, Dave and your furbabies x

Doreen said...

I did respond on facebook but I think the blog is more personal. Enjoy every moment you have with her and she will appreciate all the love you give. It is so hard to watch our beloved pets suffer as they are a part of us. My heart goes out to you as I know how it feels. Just keep her as comfortable as you can.

Michelle said...

How incredibly heartwrenching to have two of your babies so sick at the same time. Don't forget to keep yourself hydrated, too; all those tears deplete one....

Kim said...

Kat- I send you and Confetti both a big hug- I agree with everyone- enjoy the time you have with Castor and Confetti and have peace knowing you are making things as happy and comfortable as you can for them. They are lucky to have you and your hubby- they are well loved ♥

Kathi said...

What a beautiful calico kitty! I'm so sad to hear that she is sick too.
I hope your days with your babies are comforting and sweet. They are each so precious...