Tuesday, May 17, 2011

She seemed a little ... listless

Exam - Comprehensive. Radiograph- Large Plate. CBC w/Diff and Platelet Count. Chemistry Panel. Cardiopet (proBNP).

She scored over 700.

Examination - Cardiology. Cardiology - EKG. Echocardiogram. Radiographs.

Diagnosis: Restrictive Cardiology. Mild congestive heart failure.

Enalapril 2.5 mg tablet 2x day. Lasix 12.5 mg 2x day. Baby aspirin 1x every 3 days.

Prognosis: Guarded.


Pickles and Dimes said...

Damn, damn, damn. I'm sorry.

Badass Nature Girl said...

I know she's just been started on the meds, but is she feeling any perkier today? When are they going to recheck her?

I wish I could just get on a plane and be there. I'm at a complete loss for words.

rockygrace said...

She goes back to her local vet in a week. The cardiologist said it will take a few days to a few weeks for the meds to kick in. She will have to re-check with the cardiologist every six months.

But, it's not like she's just lying on the couch - she was out chasing birds in the backyard yesterday, so not all is woe.

And as it turns out, other than the diagnostic costs (which were stratospheric), the costs of the meds themselves are not that outrageous.

Thanks, everybody, for thinking of us - it is appreciated.

Holly said...