The Boys Cardiologist Appts and some GOOD MEWS

The boys go to the Cardiologist.

Waiting on the cardiologist. Dr. Weder

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. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’ You will immediately see and wonder why the carriers differ for the boys; I’ll share in another post. Β The boys had the same carrier at one time One is waterproof/pee proof. One is not;)

Β 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!

Saxton’s Assessment:

Today’s echocardiogram exam was very positive overall. His cardiac rhythm has shown relatively dramatic improvement with theΒ addition of sotalol and he has had near resolution of his pericardial effusion. Saxton’s kidney values are relatively unchanged asΒ compared to when last checked with your primary veterinarian. Overall, I am very pleased with the findings and with how Saxton isΒ 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.

Purrkins ReportΒ 

I will attach the entire report here if you wish to read.

Assessment:Β Fortunately, today’s echocardiogram revealed no evidence of underlying structural heart disease. The only findings of note is thatΒ Purrkinsleft ventricular wall thicknesses are on the high end of the normal reference range. His cardiac chamber sizes, myocardialΒ function, and blood flow patterns are otherwise normal. Given the findings, no cardiac medications are recommended.

Plan –Β A recheck echocardiogram is recommended in 12-18 months to monitor for progressive left ventricular wall thickening. Please let meΒ know if you have any concerns before that time.

Results -meaning

So what does this all that mean for Purrkins? Β NO structural disease at this time. Purrkins heart murmur is higher grade than years before. Β BP is good, and one side of Purrkin’s heart is 5.9 in measurement. A hypertrophic cat measurement is over 6.Β We monitor once a year and see if Purrkins heart changes. The hope/prayer is it does not! TodayΒ it means we celebrate!

Educate yourself on this test proBNP!

You decide for your Furmily Member.

Hear me, be informed. Β You decide on cost and risk! Β 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. Β 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.

out like a light 😁
Gaba high still
Don’t be fooled. Mom is hovering over me, ready to grab me if needed. UGH, mothers😾
My medical report for today
Home from the cardiologist! THATS WITH A TOTAL OF 300 MG OF GABAPENTIN?!!?
Gaba high wearing off 8 hours later

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 GIFTEDπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that is why it is called the present 🎁. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


Author: Purrkins

Cat Diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma low grade 1 on his left front carpus at age six, now a cancer-free tripawd kitty.

12 thoughts on “The Boys Cardiologist Appts and some GOOD MEWS”

  1. I agree a MIRACLE. Take it and run and we will continue with all the prayers. This is awesome news. I don’t understand a lot of of the technical stuff and I still have Simba’s cardiologist report from when we had his Echo done so those reports are very through.
    I am so happy for all of you.

    Hugs and keep kicking butt boys
    Michelle & Angels Sassy, Bosch, Baby Simba, & Sweet Snickers

    PS stop scaring your mom with all of this stuff

    1. THANK YOU, MICHELLE πŸ«‚πŸ«‚πŸ«‚ please on continued prayers! You bet we are!🎁🎁🎁

      I know on the technical stuff, I’m in the learning process, and I appreciate the assessment;) It’s a lot to take in & make sense of otherwise.

      And Yes, please, on the scaring us to death! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» I am going to need a cardiologist next! πŸ₯Ί

      1. Hi
        I am trying desperately to figure out this site and contact you. Please email me at — I have questions for you and I read your reply on the site but can’t figure out how to respond. Thank you !

        1. Hi, Im sorry you are having trouble on the site. We are reaching out to make sure you get assistance. I took your email address off this comment, so you don’t get spammed.

          You are managing better than you think you are;)

          We are here to help you and your kitty.
          Holly & Purrkins

  2. ….dramatic improvement…….pleased with the findings……no cardiac meds are recommended…..
    Two weeks ago everything seemed quite dire. Saxton and Purrkins believe in miracles though, so they weren’t going to buy into any gloom and doom prognosis because….well….because they are Saxton and Purrkins!! Nuff said!! Combine that with the exquisite care uiu and Mark provide….yeah…miracles!
    Thanks so much for taking time to update us so thoroughly. Purrkins andSaxton cont to educate us on everythong kitty cat!!!
    And the extra bonus was we got to see more ADORAVLE photos of these two chill kitties. Not a care in the world…just enjoying being who they are. And we .ove who they areπŸ’–πŸ’–
    Love and light to all
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    1. Thank you, dear Sally, πŸ’–
      When I had our phone appt for Saxton with Dr. Matt, I thanked him for not being DOOM & GLOOM! It was refreshing to talk to him as usual. He said we need all these meds, of course, and HOPE to stabilize this disease and maintain it & do NOT DWELL on that prognosis! It is healing for us and, therefore, Saxton. ( we know this, but it helps to hear it from him too)

      He also acknowledges it is not always easy but to give it our all! WE ARE! He is a vet and a counselor both:) He also thrown me that life preserver several times in our livesπŸ›ŸπŸ›ŸπŸ›Ÿ. We have many angels in our lives and are so thankful for all of YOU!

      The BLISS of being a cat or dog, no worries about health, food, money, etc., we would not have that any other way!


  3. I’m late to the pawty but just want to give another 3-paw salute & CHEERS for this great news! YAY!

    Yes, we need to educate our selves about heart disease in pets. I love how you phrased “You decide on cost and risk!” This is SO true about all aspects of our pets’ health, and ours too. VERY well said. Thank you for the brochure, I’m checking it out now.

    You and Mark are amazingly conscientious and such terrific pet parents. Great job getting educated and up to speed on all the possibilities of this situation. Information is power. You two are the Arnold Schwarzzengers of pet parenting!

    P.S. Those photos of the boys being back home just made my day. LOVE THEM!!!!

    1. Thanks, Rene,
      Yes, information is power, and we are still learning. Hopefully, this can help another!

      We do the best we can & would do anything for the boys & yes, it is still not enough. Here’s to terminating prognosis.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

      You know you are not late to the pawty;)πŸ«‚

      Glad the boys made your day.
      Love love love & smooch to Miss Nellie, please!

  4. My Whisperrring Purrrkins & Sexy Saxton

    I am late getting to you on this wonderful, thankful mews!!! πŸ™ I am soooooo glad to hear that Mr P is getting the all clear for any structural heart disease!!! πŸ™ And here’s hoping we never hear that Murmur again! πŸ™ My Sexy Saxton, any pawsitive Mews is excellent Mews! The improvement you are experiencing is most certainly a Miracle and a half, but we can not forget the other miracle and a half… YOU & YOUR FURMILY! I am so very proud of you all, especially you Smart Boy Saxton, you did such a good job on your trips to and from that Cardiologist’s, such a Brave Boy! Mum did a brilliant job of driving you all safely to and from and Wing Man Dad kept calm eye on each of you! So proud of you all! πŸ«‚

    Excllent information my friend, as always! You put most of us to shame in how well you do your homework, i commend you highly. And I thank you greatly, because you have saved my butt on a few occasions hehe!

    And these pictures of your boyss, my gongases, they melt MY heart!!! The print is brilliant, the 3 hearts make it the purrrfect β€˜sign’ of they day!

    We will continue to love support and pray for all my Peeps, strength and healing fuel is added! πŸ™ πŸ’ͺ🏻 ⛽️ πŸš‚

    Much love, HedgeHugs and more pawsitivity coming your way!
    Petra, Bionic Paul, Chief Chessie, Tender Ted and DragonFly kisses from Super Spirit Stu!

    1. No one is late in celebrating good mews. We all have had too much going on in this crazy thing called life, late nope!

      This was the best pawsible news we could get with Saxton miracles; stabilizing and maintaining this disease is what we continue to hope and pray for. Mr Purrkins yes we desperately needed this news no structural disease and we hope/pray his remains that way.

      Thanks, my friend information is power, as we always say and it’s the only way to function during these things. It indeed helps me to learn to move furward & if we can help another even better.

      Thanks, Aunt Petra i’m so gaba uped im not sure what is going on to be honest but thanks, i have been BRAVE. I dont have to hoot and holler and stress so severely. I only grumbled once and got compliments from the dogtor ME DID 2 times, and the tech lady says she ruvs me. She was happy to meet Mr Purrkins but she did not say she RUVED him ha.

      Thanks for the love, support, strength, healing, and prayers. We appreciate them all and send the same back to you!
      Loads of love love love and hedgiehugs

      p.s – Bionic Mr. Paul 😁 I spit my gingerale out with that nickname good one;) he is and will be bionic soon;)

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