Well I finally got Peepers in for his Ultrasound, delayed somewhat by a heart attack of my own.
The results indicate some very slight thickening of the walls and Septa(? hope I have that right) and some turbulence in the right ventricle if I remember correctly as to side. The shocker was his very high beat rate (240 to 260 beats per minute); and given what I was told, a normal cat even stressed out should not go above the 160 to 200 beats per minute this does not sound good. I also had them give a test to check the thyroid levels as they will need that to help determine how to treat him.

Given his well developed ability to avoid getting anything into his stomach that he doesn't want, I will likely end un smearing some medication in his ear to be absorbed through his skin and also liquified meds that I can squirt into the back of his mouth where he must swallow. I don't know how I would ever get a pill into this cat.
I asked for an early prognosis giving a five year survival time and the vet indicated that since this is so early in the process that medication has a good chance of keeping him going at least that long, as she has a cat with the same problem going into an even longer time after discovery and her cat was in worse condition at the start. Sounds hopeful.

Larry Osborne
Well I finally got Peepers in for his Ultrasound, delayed somewhat by a heart attack of my own.

I'm so sorry to hear that - I hope you are recovering well and fully!
Given his well developed ability to avoid getting anything into his stomach that he doesn't want, I will likely end ... of his mouth where he must swallow. I don't know how I would ever get a pill into this cat.

You can get a compounding pharmacist to mix the meds with chicken or tuna flavored liquid. My cats are on atenelol for heart troubles, and the get it mixed in with canned food - they don't even know it's there!
Well I finally got Peepers in for his Ultrasound, delayed somewhat by a heart attack of my own. The results ... an even longer time after discovery and her cat was in worse condition at the start. Sounds hopeful. Larry Osborne

That is very hopeful and all the more reason for you to eat healthy too!

Karen
If it hasn't been done already, it is important to have Peepers' blood pressure checked, too.
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Well I finally got Peepers in for his Ultrasound, delayed somewhat by a heart attack of my own.

I'm so sorry to hear that - I hope you are recovering well and fully!

Well, they are going to let me go back to work next week so I am recovering. I will need to go to a Cardiac Care (Rehab?) unit to test my limits and get me back to something resembling normal and that will take longer though. In the meantime my orders are minimize physical labour and avoid stairs at all costs.until a cardiologist says otherwise.
Larry Osborne
From the sound of it Peepers is in pretty good shape and with medication I bet Peepers will be just fine. Sounds like you are also on the road to recovery and having Peepers will aid a great deal in your own recovery.

Best of luck,
Barb
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Thanks. We will both work on getting better and keeping going, even if it does take medication to do so now.
Larry Osborne