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Thread: Update for Franklin

  1. #1
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    Update for Franklin

    Franklin saw the vet yesterday. The good news is, the meds he is taking to keep his heart rate from going too high are working. Even though he was stressed from the visit his heart rate was in the normal range. Had some blood work but no results yet.
    My plan is still the same: love him and keep him comfortable for as long as I can. He looks so strong and healthy its hard to believe he has heart disease. But the reality is, he has Hypertropic cardiomyopathy which is almost always fatal. The best I can hope for is to buy him some time, so I look at each day that he is still here as being a wonderful gift.
    Diane
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    We are sending along loads of love and warm energies to you, dearest Franklin. Your Meowmie loves you very much.

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    Awww, Franklin! I'm glad the medication is keeping your heart rate under control. I hope and pray that you will be with your loving, caring meowmie and Princess Chelsea Pearl for a very long time to come.
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    I'm so glad to hear that the meds are working. I too hope that he'll be able to be with you for a long time. More prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way.
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    Glad the medication is doing its job, here's hoping for some quality time with Franklin still with you!
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    I'll be thinking good thoughts for dear Franklin. I hope the meds keep him around for a really long time.
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    I'm glad the meds are helping. Prayers on the way for you both.
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    I've been MIA around here, I know; I'm sorry to read that Franklin has HCM but glad to read that the meds are helping. Since my Mordred has a heart murmur (but no disease), I'm always particularly interested in heart cases. May the meds keep Franklin with you for a good long time yet.



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