feline cardiomyopathy HELP for my catI really need some help for my cat. Tigger is a 13 year male tabby. Last month I noticed he was walking alittle off balance. He never fell down but just walked slowly and off balance most times. I took him to one vet who did blood work which came back all fine and gave me antibiotics (dont' they all..) and sent me home saying that he had some bacteria in his ear but she didnt' think that was causing the balance problem. I didnt' give him the antibiotics right away and the problem persisted. He was still eating and acting normal.
Two weeks later still the same walking so I took him another vet because now he seemed slightly deaf to me. He didnt' respond to my voice but would look when I dropped something near him. This time I gave Tigger the antibiotics and at the end of the dose he was eating more and seemed more alert.
Two days later I went to visit my parents in another state for two days. My housemate was here to take care of Tigger along with my other animal companions. The 2nd day I was gone he called me that Tigger was having some kind of seizure. He took him to the vet emergency hospital and he was there three days on IV and getting all kinds of tests. They did an ultra sound which showed thickening of the heart, cardiomyopathy. He has large kidney stones which they say are completely unrelated to his problem. His sugar was slightly high but that is normal now. His white cell count is 2400 which is very high. Thyroid is normal according to two seperate tests. They think there is some kind of neurological problem, brain damage or tumor maybe or possible a blood clot that went to his brain. One of the other symptoms he had was his back legs would spread out when he stood, like he was slipping.
Now he is home after seeing another vet and she is giving him something for blood clots and tube feeding him twice a day. He seems more alert but can not pick himself up. He purrs and is responsive to touch and rests comfortably.
The vet is last saw yesterday thinks there might be hope as I do because he is responsive and seems to be getting more alert. She said she suspects a stroke although cats rarely have them because with a stroke they dont' get worse, just have the stroke and thats it, in a way... His temperature was low today, 98.7. Right now Tigger is on a heating bad with blankets. I am going to try to syringe feed him.
I dont' want him to suffer but I can't help thinking what if this is a 'hump' he just needs time to get over?
I would love to try something homeopathically for Tigger. I have treated many of my companions this way in the past but dont' know where to start becasue of all the symptoms.
If anyone could please help me get on the path to Tigger's recovery, I would be so grateful.
cherylb on 2005-11-12
There is always hope my grandma said.
Cactus-Heart disorders, it is usually given with Crataegus and/or Digitalis. Helps edema, weak heart, low blood pressure and valvular disease.
Crategus Q (mother tincture) is great for cardiomyopathy because it strengthens the heart muscle. Failing compensation, irregular heartbeat, anemia, edema, chronic heart disease with extreme weakness. Feeble and irregular heart action. Irregular pulse and breathing, cardiac dropsy, heart dilated.
Digitalis-Pulse weak/irregular/slow, but quickened by least effort. heart is weak/dilated. Fibrilation/can help in heart failure. Use 12th potency.
Arnica 200C-Will help dissolve blood clots and can be given once weekly as a preventative.
Read all you can about raw food diets, best gift you can give your loved one, especially raw beef and/or chicken heart which are high in COQ10.
Namaste27 last decadeThank you so much for your advice and information. I'm not sure about feeding because he won't eat on his own. The vet was tube feeding him and I"m going to try to syringe feed. He sort of holds the food in his mouth and spits it out, even liquid.
Do you know of any effects of combining these remedies with herparin (sp) which is what he received yesterday? Also antibiotics and prednosone syrup has been given .
thanks for any advice.
Today Tigger is resting but trying harder and more often to get up. He just can not.
He is so sweet and is trying so hard.
cherylb last decade
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