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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-17 20:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Enlarged Abdomen - Re-post of Vets/others...

Did the ultrasound include a careful check of the heart for
cardiomyopathy of any type? I mean a really good look specifically
for that.

> From: "Sonya Grable"
>*Re-posted since there were no responses to the first one.*
>**Contains revisions, including an update.**
>I have a 1.5 y/o sprite who's had intermittent bloating for several months.

>"Slight" enlargement of the heart has been mentioned more than once based on
>x-rays. First ultrasound was May 2000 (after barium study). No abnormalities
>found in the pancreatic region. However, the comment portion reads:
>'slightly large, slightly saponified(?) fat'. ECG and printout normal. Last
>ultrasound was February 2001. Everything looked okay except the right side
>of the heart, which appeared to be enlarged. No measurement or printout.
>Described as "possible" enlargement.
>I'm worried because she's gotten quite large, is sleeping longer & more
>often, and seems more lethargic over the past two to three days. Appetite's
>about the same (maybe a slight decrease), stools are about the same. One of
>her vets just placed her on Amoxi/Metro. There is no indication of ulcers at
>this time.

>UPDATE: She improved after the fourth day but is swollen/bloated again.
>The Amoxi/Metro seems to be having little effect. I put her on Prozyme about