Date: 2001-09-09 06:45:00 UTC
Subject: Lasix/heart/potassium levels
I haven't had the need to address this group tho' I've been reading
long time. Now I have a question.
My Zak, age 6 1/2, was recently diagnosed with congestive heart
He's currently taking .15ccs of lasix twice a day along with 1/2 tab
Enacard. So far, so good.
Now for my question. I, myself, take BP meds which include a
couple of years ago, I wound up in the Cardiac Unit with a wildly
heartbeat. Turned out my body was way low on potassium as a result
diuretics I take every day. To avoid that occurence again, I now
potassium tab (more like a horse pill! LOL) every other day.
Should/can I give Zak a small amount of potassium in his soup. Has
ever discussed this or isn't it necessary with ferrets?
Thanks for any input you can offer.
Barb and the 7 whirling dervishes...Gus, Zak, Hope, Bren, Kate, Tess
Please give to Aleutian Disease research...the ferret you save may