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    Sad news for Franklin....

    Franklin has developed a significant heart murmur and since his littermate died unexpectedly a few weeks ago, the vet suspects Franklin has a congenital heart problem. I will be taking him to see a specialist but if it is cardiomyopathy (and it most likely is) there's really nothing that can be done. I will be lucky if he lasts a year.... He's only 5 years old.......
    Diane
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    Oh, sweet Franklin ... I am saying big, BIG prayers for you and your meowmie.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

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    Thank you, I'm pretty upset right now...trying to put myself in the "make the most of what time we have left" mode.....
    Diane
    Central Coast CA
    "Cats happen......"

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    I hope you have more time with Franklin than anyone thinks. Sending love - please give him hugs and kisses for me.
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    We are saying our prayers and sending along love and good wishes and warm energies to dear Franklin and you. Please give him some gentle pets and skritchies from us.

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    Your vet may be able to prescribe meds that will help him. I had a cat with cardiomyopathy and he was on a beta-blocker. Good luck with precious Franklin.
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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