Message Number: YG7135 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-09 06:45:00 UTC
Subject: Lasix/heart/potassium levels

Hello all,

I haven't had the need to address this group tho' I've been reading
for a
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
daily of
Enacard. So far, so good.

Now for my question. I, myself, take BP meds which include a
diuretic. 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
of the
diuretics I take every day. To avoid that occurence again, I now
take a
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
and Cher

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