Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back at the vet

An update on Inigo: he was fainting again on the weekend. He's been in to see the kitty cardiologist today and she wants to keep him for the next couple of days. The fluid is back in his chest, and she had to drain it again.

His blood pressure was very low because of the diuretic he was on to help with the fluid (which wasn't working anyway) she's cut back on it as part of his treatment, and she's going to try a different diuretic that will act in a different way and will help keep his blood pressure normal.

The rumble parents were so happy to see him back to his normal self. He must have been in so much pain with the low blood pressure and fluid build up. He purred SO loud, and he was happy to see Thwack and his brush. He ate quite a bit which was good, since he hasn't really been eating on the weekend.

We're all hoping the new medications will help. We can't stand to see him suffer, he's such a sweet and gentle boy.

46 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My paws are still khrossed and my tail is waving in solidarity fur LordDukePrinceBaron Inigo of The NZ's!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Anonymous said...

Good to hear the updates - Poor Inigo no wonder he kept fainting with low blood pressure, now if they can just figure why he collects fluid so often. Mum wants to get all technical and has some questions for you below, I meanwhile wish him and you many purrs and nosetaps!

Mum's technical questions (Assume they are convinced it is heart related? Have they tested the fluid being drained to see what it's composition is? Has he had anything done near his chest recently? bloods etc? )

Lilycatqueen

Simba said...

Mom and I are sorry to hear about Inigo's fainting, but if his blood pressure was really low, that makes sense. Mom says she doesn't think you should believe the low blood pressure caused him pain, and probably not even the fluid. My Grandpa had congestive heart failure, which causes fluid like that, and he wasn't in pain, but did feel very lethargic and didn't have a good appetite. We wouldn't want you to do anything drastic because you were thinking Inigo was experiencing a lot of pain from this. I will purr for the cardiologist to find a good match for his medicine.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

They've tested for infection and bacteria (it was fine on both) they're pretty sure it's heart failure, he's had an ultrasound of his heart taken and it looks like the muscle is very enlarged. We'e so lucky, he's gotten in to see a cat cardiologist (who knew? there is one in lower hut, so close to home for us) and she really cares about him, you can see it when she talks about him.

I guess our big concern is that he not suffer. He was so depressed all weekend, we really thought it was going to be the end for him. He was so improved when we saw him,

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Omc! Simba we just saw your post, thank you so much for saying that. The humans are so upset thinking they're causing him pain!! Thank you thank you thank you.

Anonymous said...

Ok good they ruled out infection, in hoomans sometimes this weird thing called chylothorax can occur where lymphathic fluid collects in the chest and I just googled it, it can happen in cats too!! Might be worth a mention and if the vet scowls just say some crazy person told you to ask it! USS shows enlarged heart muscle could be cause of or result of something else. Yes we agree with Simba, he is young and too adorable to make hurried decisions, he no doubt feels v sorry for himself but not likely pain? Paws crossed and keep us posted.
Lilycatqueen

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Please give Inigo all our love and get well purrs ~ and make sure Thwack looks after him properly.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Please give Inigo all our love and get well purrs ~ and make sure Thwack looks after him properly.

Au and Target said...

How lucky to have a kitty cardio expert! We're purring Inigo gets well soon.

Sparkle said...

I'm so glad that Inigo has such a wonderful cardiologist, and that he has been feeling better. I can see that there are other commenters who seem to know something about this type of thing, at least in humans. I don't, so the best I can do is send him lots of purrs and licks and all the good energy I can muster up.

The Paw Relations said...

We're purring that the new nedication will do the trick and everything will be back to normal before you know it.

Forever Foster said...

We are continuing to purr for darling Inigo. Mum has more experience with dogs with heart problems, but in her experience they do not seem to be in pain.It must be really difficult at this stage when the vets are working out his medications. It is wonderful that he has such a great vet.

Old Kitty said...

Oh my goodness sweet Inigo!! Me and Charlie are purring very loudly for you! We are also sending tons and tons of kitty hugs and kisses your way! Please please please get better! We're so glad the new meds regime is working better than the previous one - fainting is NOT a good thing for kitties so we are very glad that the vets have sorted that out.

We are also sending tons of purrs and hugs to your rumblemum and dad and of course adorable Rumbles! Take care
x

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Inigo, we are thinking about you and sending many purrs and barks your way.

Your pals, Pip & Rosie

Mishkat said...

We're still sending many purrs for Inigo (and his humans). It's very good to hear that he's feeling better today. Also glad that he's seeing a cardiologist and that she's working so hard on finding the right medications for him - we hope he continues to feel better!

Purrs, love, and (((hugs))) from Katie and the Mishkat cats

Huffle Mawson said...

The good news, is Inigo is in the right place at the moment. And the cat cardiologist seems to really care which is extra good. I am sending my very best purrs.

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are purring loudly for Inigo

BeadedTail said...

We're purring very much for Inigo and are so grateful he has a cardiologist who is working so hard to make him well again! We're glad he's feeling better! Give him more nosetaps from us!

Clarissa said...

We are purring so loudly for Inigo! We know you miss him when he stays at the vet's office, but hopefully he will get the proper meds and they can find out just what is going on. Poor baby.

Purrs,
Clarissa & Co.

Cat with a Garden said...

We just read about Inigo's illness. Sending many, many purrs to him to get well soon and find a suited medication.
Noselicks and headbumps,
Siena & Chilli

Pandafur said...

I glad that cardiologist iz taking good cares of Inigo an making he feel better an I keep purring an sending *softpaw*

Brian said...

Thanks for the update, we are thinking of sweet Inigo constantly and my sisters and I send mega purrs. I am very happy to hear that you are feeling some better Inigo!!!

Cat said...

It is agonizing when our kitties are suffering. I'm so glad to hear that Inigo is doing better than on the weekend. It sounds like his doctor is excellent and he is getting the very best care possible!!! My kitties and I are praying and purring for him :-)

Raymond and Busby said...

We are glad Inigo got some relief from the fluid in his chest. We hope the new pills work better. We are purring and purring for our friend!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are so glad that Inigo is being so well taken care of! We adore him and keep purring and praying for him!

Mom here - I can't speak for everyone but the two humans I have known with congestive heart failure (so fluid around the heart) didn't really experience pain, just that fatigue and some fainting (that is actually how they found it in my dad - he fainted at the doctors - he was there for a totally different reason and had no indication there was any heart issue). As I am not a medical professional, I can't say what happens for everyone, but I can tell you what I know from the people I know, and pain was not one of the issues. Based on the other comments, this sounds like the norm, not the exception. We are crossing our fingers and paws and purring and praying that they can figure out his correct meds quickly so he can get home and back to normal.

Kea said...

So he is at the vet now, as I understand it?

I had wondered if the meds were having side effects....I'm glad the vet is putting him on something else (has put him on). Fingers and paws crossed this one works well without adverse side effects.

Lots of kitty kisses and purrs to sweet Inigo and big hugs to mum!

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so happy to hear there's progress!! Hugs for Inigo.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Maybe this change in meds is all he needs - paws crossed for full recovery and a return home.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We have our LOUDEST purr motors on full speed for Inigo! We really hope this time the diuretic helps stabilize him. Paws, eyes, and tails crossed that he comes home furry soon!!!

Sammy and Andy said...

Sweet Inigo, we are happy to hear that you are doing better.....and we hope you will soon feel much, much, much better. We continue to purr and purray for you.

xxxxxxxxxxxx

SuziQCat said...

Continuing to send purrs your way...hope they can discover the cause of Inigo's discomfort and wonky heart.

Mariodacat said...

So happy to hear Indigo is at specialist now, where he will get the best possible care. Keeping him and all of your family in our thoughts & prayers. hopefully the new meds will help. Love you all.

the casbah kitten said...

Poor Inigo! We're purring our very best for him!!!

Pierro said...

Inigo, pleeeease get better soon! We need you to get better so we can have a lot more fun!

bonkbonks and hugs to your mum and dad

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad Inigo is feeling better than at the weekend. We are sending him our strongest purrs.

Sagira said...

Sure do hope he feels better soon and starts to eat again. Paws crossed the new meds work.

ABBY said...

Inigo we are purrin and purrin for your complete recovery. WE hope you are resting comfortably and feeling better. We will keep all of you in our purrs.

purrin
xo
Abby

Admiral Hestorb said...

We are purring SO hard for him and I so hope he gets all better. Mom said she knows the pain of having a sick furbaby and so she sends love and purrayers along with my purrs.
xox

Darwin said...

Biggest purry hugs Prince Cuddlington!

Yes my grandad hooman has congestive heart failure and had an episode a month or two ago with a lot of fluid buildup and breathlessness and then a fainting spell (due to low blood pressure plus other medication he was on for a different issue). No pain apparently, just some tightness where the fluid was building up and tiredness and breathlessness.

Paws crossed that new medication does the trick xx

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Big purry hugs from me too. We know Inigo's vet is super smart and hope that she will find the best treatment for him vey soon.

Purrs for the whole RumbleFamily!

Fin said...

Purrs to you sweet Inigo that they find the right combination soon!

The Island Cats said...

We're purring that the new medicine helps Inigo feel better. We're glad he has a cardiologist that cares so much about him.

Pirulo Furry said...

I haven't stop purrring for my friend Iñigo. Please, Iñigo, get well soon, we need you. Healing headbumps and nosetaps for you. Purrrs also for all the Rumblefamily.

Busy Buttons said...

You're all in our prayers! Hope those cardiologist vets can get the meds just right so that Indigo can be himself AND come home!!!

Niles, Sammy and Zorro said...

Good luck Inigo,
may the right med mix give you another decade at the least! and just think, you could use spontaneous fainting to get all kinds of stuff...;)

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We didn't know Inigo was so sick. How terrible! We are purraying so, so hard that he makes a full recovery very soon. Our thoughts are with your whole family.