July 29, 2002
Ted Update

Teddy has his 1st cardiology appointment of the year today. *Ted goes 2x's a year for all of you that don't know*

Teddy has a heart condition known as Pentology of Fallot. (PDA, VSD, overriding aorta, pulmonic stenosis, and right ventricular hypertophy) If you want something in more detail, check here.

Ted has a messy heart. He is on 5 different meds right now to keep everything under control. He is on Theophylline(bronchodilator), Atenolol(heart med), Enalapril(heart med), Spironolact(diuretic), 81mg Aspirin, and now we have to add some Pepcid AC to his routine due to some vomiting issues he has been having.

My news is this : His diagnosis today was "very stable and improved left heart size and function. * You are supposed to get up and cheer and send Ted pressies now*

Teddy is usually very good at the cardiologist's. Today he was a bit hissy-spitty though. *probably cause I had to take him to my work for part of the day* He is a talker (mostly). But he is always good for them and really does not give any problems. He just voices his hateful opinions for a moment or two.

We go again in December. Teddy will be 3 then. *and this was a cat that was supposed to be put to sleep when he was 4 weeks old.-( we showed them Ted)*

Posted by Ellen at July 29, 2002 05:01 PM

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Yeah. My cat takes more meds than a 65-year-old man. We eve have one of those monthly pill thingies. Actually, we have two... one for him, and one for the other one with heart disease.

I live in the land of misfit toys...

Posted by: scott on July 29, 2002 06:31 PM

What super good news about one of my grandcats. We will have to have a grand ole birthday party in December. The only reason he is still going strong is the love and care you give him. He is a lucky kitty.

Posted by: Pat on July 29, 2002 07:28 PM

Don't make me sing that song!

~O/why am I such a misfit? I am not such a nitwit. Just becuase my heart doesn't work, I'm not a misfit./O~

Posted by: Ellen on July 29, 2002 07:42 PM
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