The boys go to the Cardiologist.
We got the best news possible for both the boy’s Cardiologist appt. Saxton recheck and Purrkins evaluation. !!! The meds are helping Saxton (only two weeks). Close to a miracle! PHEW!! My Mom and Sally, Rene said no, this is a miracle, and yes, they are CORRECT. 💝💝💝 You will immediately see and wonder why the carriers differ for the boys; I’ll share in another post. The boys had the same carrier at one time One is waterproof/pee proof. One is not;)
Saxton’s Cardiologist Appt. recheck
I will paste the most important part of Saxton’s report below. The full report is here if you wish to read it. This is what we NEEDED to see. Thank the lord over and over!!! Our goal is to maintain a damaged heart for as long as possible. We help the electrical activity in his heart with meds, help the heart beat easier, try to prevent blood clots, and prevent fluid from building up around the heart. The meds are working! I put in bold/green what we are so thankful for!
Today’s echocardiogram exam was very positive overall. His cardiac rhythm has shown relatively dramatic improvement with the addition of sotalol and he has had near resolution of his pericardial effusion. Saxton’s kidney values are relatively unchanged as compared to when last checked with your primary veterinarian. Overall, I am very pleased with the findings and with how Saxton is doing at home. All cardiac medications should be continued at the current doses.
I recommend a recheck with our office in 3 months, however, please let me know if you have any concerns before that time.
Purrkins Cardiologist Appt.
I will attach the entire report here if you wish to read.
Assessment: Fortunately, today’s echocardiogram revealed no evidence of underlying structural heart disease. The only findings of note is that Purrkinsleft ventricular wall thicknesses are on the high end of the normal reference range. His cardiac chamber sizes, myocardial function, and blood flow patterns are otherwise normal. Given the findings, no cardiac medications are recommended.
Plan – A recheck echocardiogram is recommended in 12-18 months to monitor for progressive left ventricular wall thickening. Please let me know if you have any concerns before that time.
So what does this all that mean for Purrkins? NO structural disease at this time. Purrkins heart murmur is higher grade than years before. BP is good, and one side of Purrkin’s heart is 5.9 in measurement. A hypertrophic cat measurement is over 6. We monitor once a year and see if Purrkins heart changes. The hope/prayer is it does not! Today it means we celebrate!
Educate yourself on this test proBNP!
Hear me, be informed. You decide on cost and risk! We would be dealing with this entire situation better if we had early disease, not a late disease. Had we known Saxton had ANY risk, we would have run this test; had we been offered regardless, it would have been run. It was never bought up to us.
For us, this is where we are, and things look much better than two weeks ago, so we are counting our blessings thrice and celebrating the boy’s reports.
The boys home after the appt.
Our sign yesterday
And this was our sign for the boys. I LOVE this print! What do you guys see? Yes, a dog & cat and THREE hearts;)
Thank you all for the love, support, prayers, and positive thoughts for holding us up across the miles. We are so grateful!!!
We will continue to take each minute day a month at a time and continue to HOPE/PRAY and cherish every minute we are GIFTED💝💝💝.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that is why it is called the present 🎁. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt