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    Monroe and his heart

    Last week, I took Monroe to work for bloodwork. It gets done every 3 months to make sure that he can tolerate all the medications he's taking.
    I also had his vet to give him a check up. She heard crackles on the right side of his chest, which means there's fluid.
    Also, the blood panel showed a few abnormalities.
    That explained why he had slowed down some.
    I asked her how long his medications would keep working. Of course, there's not a definite answer, but best case scenario would be a few more years.
    Monroe is going back for a recheck on Friday. His vet will decide then if his diuretic needs to be increased.
    All of this makes me incredibly sad. He's 10 years old now, a sweetheart and a bit crazy, because he was bottle fed.
    I hope he can hang in there for a bit longer.

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    Sending hugs and wishes for good health to sweet Monroe and meowmie!
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    We are sending along loads of good wishes and prayers and warm energies to Monroe, and to you too, Heidi, and the rest of the family, that you all keep on keeping on .

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    Gute Besserung lieber Monroe. Bleibe gesund so lange wie möglich. Viele, viele Streicheleinheiten.

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    Monroe went back for a recheck. The crackles in his chest are gone for now, and he seems to be feeling better, so no need to change his medications.
    I was so relieved.
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cats4ever View Post
    Monroe went back for a recheck. The crackles in his chest are gone for now, and he seems to be feeling better, so no need to change his medications.
    I was so relieved.
    I am so glad to hear this! Hugs to Monroe and his ever-loving Mom!
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    Oh, what wonderful news!!!!! We're doing the Happy Dance!

    Well done, Monroe!

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    Thank you, Candace and Pat!
    Headbumpies and purrs from Monroe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cats4ever View Post
    Monroe went back for a recheck. The crackles in his chest are gone for now, and he seems to be feeling better, so no need to change his medications.
    I was so relieved.
    Yay, Monroe! Gentle hugs, snuggles and kisses to you, sweetie!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
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    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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    That's just the greatest news ever!

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    Thank you, Elyse and mon!
    More purrs and headbumpies from Monroe.

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    Monroe started coughing again and laying around a few days ago. His vet listened to his chest today, and there are some crackles.
    This time, she increased his furosemide.
    I asked if his heart disease is progressing, and she said "not necessarily". It also could be related to his chronic allergies.
    She explained it, but I was too distracted by my worries.
    If the higher dose is not helping by tomorrow, I have to increase it even more, but I keep my fingers crossed.
    It has been almost a year now since his diagnosis.
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    We are sending loads of prayers and warm healing energies and love to dearest Monroe, and to you and the family too, Heidi.

    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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    So sorry to hear this. Crossing fingers and toes here, sure hoping Monroes health improves!

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    Sending prayers and lots lo love to you and Monroe!
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