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post #31 of 45
Lots of good health vibes and lots of prayers for Peter and his brothers to live long healthy lives! Here are some calming vibes for you, Eileen!
post #32 of 45
I hope Peter is ok today, waiting for news! {{{{VIBES}}}} of health coming his way.
post #33 of 45
Prayers and {{{{{ Good Vibes}}}}} to Peter.
post #34 of 45
Peter & Eileen

I'll be watching for your update Eileen.
post #35 of 45
Hope Peter is Ok and he can enjoy a happy normal life
post #36 of 45
Thread Starter 
We got home a little bit ago, so here's the news - as suspected, Peter does have HCM. The good news is that it's very mild at this point, and because he's young and we caught it early it's treatable (there's no cure) and he has every chance at a long, happy life. He'll need to take 1/2 a baby aspirin twice a week to keep his blood thin, and a low dosage of a beta blocker daily to regulate his blood pressure and prevent blood clots. This is mostly preventative for now.

Obviously, I was hoping he didn't have HCM, but I'm mostly just relieved to know what we're dealing with. The internist also recommended keeping Peter on a good quality food and keeping his stress level low. I thought this was kind of ironic because around our house Peter doesn't really have any stress, he causes it by how much he picks on the girls!

Thanks so much to all of you for the vibes and prayers. They mean more than I can say and helped Peter and his worried meowmy stay calm. My sweet boy was so brave! I was able to hold him during the ultrasound and it didn't take long at all.

He's currently under the bed, and seems pretty relaxed, so I'm going to leave him be and head into work. He'll get plenty of loving and some treats when I get home.

Thanks again! You guys really are the best.
post #37 of 45
good vibes and prayers headed your way...hope all is well
post #38 of 45
Thread Starter 
Thought of something else. This experience has really taught me how important it is to have a vet you trust and can communicate with. Also, I found a great online support group for cats with heart disease in case anyone ever needs it.
post #39 of 45
Eileen...
You are an aware, loving Mommy who got Peter to a knowledgeable doctor before to much damage was done by his HCM.
The outlook sounds very positive.
Please keep us updated about how he does on his new treatment plan.

Peter ... you are such a brave boy.
post #40 of 45
as Lei said, the outlook sounds very positive great news!!

good boy Peter for being so brave & strong
post #41 of 45
Just coming to this now, Eileen. I'm sorry you didn't get the results you hoped for, but glad you've caught the problem while it's manageable. to both you and that brave boy, Peter.
post #42 of 45
I'm so glad you've found out whats wrong. I'm sorry there is anything wrong with Peter at all but like you say it is treatable and has been diagnosed early, and with a meowmy like you and such beautiful sisters I'm sure he will live a long and happy life.
post #43 of 45
Thread Starter 
Here's that online support group for cats with heart disease that I mentioned. I've found it really helpful.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-heart/
post #44 of 45
I'm so sorry you and Peter have to deal with this. Great that you picked it up early, though!

I have heard that fostering is stressful for the resident cats. Does Peter seem rattled by your fosters? Sometimes I think that if you have been fostering for years, the cats aren't so stressed...they get used to cats coming and going. My foster Sugartoes was stressful on Garfield...especially when we added Jasmine and her sister, then another preggo Mom in the kitty room. And giving up Jasmine's sister Blue was stressful for Festus, because she really missed "her" kitten.

Prayers for the handsome Peter, that he does fine with the meds.
post #45 of 45
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I'm so sorry you and Peter have to deal with this. Great that you picked it up early, though!

I have heard that fostering is stressful for the resident cats. Does Peter seem rattled by your fosters? Sometimes I think that if you have been fostering for years, the cats aren't so stressed...they get used to cats coming and going. My foster Sugartoes was stressful on Garfield...especially when we added Jasmine and her sister, then another preggo Mom in the kitty room. And giving up Jasmine's sister Blue was stressful for Festus, because she really missed "her" kitten.

Prayers for the handsome Peter, that he does fine with the meds.
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Awww, thanks. I'm pretty optimistic!

The couple of times I've fostered, Peter's been fine. He seemed to really enjoy having the younger cats, closer to his own age, around. I haven't fostered since I adopted Claire and probably won't unless it's an emergency situation just because with four of my own cats, I'm out of space.
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