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17-02-2015, 03:21 AM   #21

Re: marmaduke very poorly


Awk im sad to read that the long term
Outlook isnt the best. It doesnt help but i think once you know what youre dealing with you can cope better

Gentle hugs for you & Duke from us x



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17-02-2015, 09:01 AM   #22

Re: marmaduke very poorly


Marmaduke may be on borrowed time, but while there's life, there's hope. I do so hope that he starts to enjoy life a bit and begins to enjoy his food. Please give him a gentle tickle from me .



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17-02-2015, 10:36 AM   #23

Re: marmaduke very poorly


he's getting a little better each day. Yesterday he followed me around a bit and jumped up on to the bed (not done that since he's been poorly) His poo's are better and he's a little more interested in food, although he only eats a few mouthfuls



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19-02-2015, 12:09 PM   #24

Re: marmaduke very poorly


Thats encouraging bless him. It means so
much when the eat. Hugs from us.



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19-02-2015, 12:26 PM   #25

Re: marmaduke very poorly


Oh bless him, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can be sudden, I hope you can at least take some comfort that he is still with you and treasure each day.
Gentle hugs to dear Marmie. x



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20-02-2015, 11:24 AM   #26

Re: marmaduke very poorly


sorry to read about the diagnosis and i hope you have as much quality time with Marmaduke as possible.



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25-02-2015, 10:28 AM   #27

Re: marmaduke very poorly


We've had the test results back for Marmaduke and it is HCM the vet also thinks there has been quite a lot of damage to his heart.

He was back at the vets yesterday and has been prescribed Frusemide, Prilactone and Cardisure twice a day . He also had bloods taken to see how his anaemia is, hopefully better, and he's going to be seen again in a month. The main problem we have with him at the moment is still his eating. He does eat and is quite keen but isn't eating very much, he has a few mouthfuls and then leaves it, so he has lost 0.5kg in 10 days, which is a bit of a concern.

He is still quite poorly but he is better than he was.



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25-02-2015, 01:11 PM   #28

Re: marmaduke very poorly


It is as you suspected then and I am sorry to hear it, especially that there is already damage. Poor wee Marmaduke - I know how concerning it is when a poorly animal doesn't seem to be eating enough and his weight loss shows that it is having an effect. I guess little and often is all that I can advise and I expect you are already doing that to try and keep his small portions going down. Bless him - loads of positive eating vibes coming his way.



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25-02-2015, 01:17 PM   #29

Re: marmaduke very poorly


yeah that's what we're doing. Bloods are back and he's not anaemic anymore, so something good!



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25-02-2015, 02:29 PM   #30

Re: marmaduke very poorly


I have been reading a lot about HCM recently as it is something that is being discussed on a FB Persian Group I belong to. I strongly suspect it is what did for my lovely snaggle-toothed Darcy about 8 years ago and worryingly, it is becoming increasingly prevalent.

I hope Marmaduke is with you for a long time to come and that medication can control his condition to keep him as happy and healthy as possible.



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