Message Number: SG1865 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2002-10-16 17:23:07 UTC
Subject: Sevie looks like she has begun abdominal ascites (Complete A/V
Heart Node Block)
Message-Id: <p05111701b9d34f52e644@[]>

Sevie, who has been under treatment for a Level 3 A/V Heart Node
Block for almost 4 months now has what looks to be the beginnings of
a water balloon belly today. A call is in to her vet, but I expect
that we'll be adding Furosemide to her Aminophylline, Enacard,
Diazoxide, and Pred. The last two are due to the inoperable portion
of her insulinoma re-growing. (Her Node Block began as a rare
complication to reduced blood glucose levels -- in her case only a
tiny decrease at that time so her heart is particularly sensitive
that way.) Her condition is terminal, of course, since she is not a
surgical candidate for a pacemaker, but she is in no pain and is
happy except for taking meds. Luckily, there is no sign of any
impairment to breathing. I know that some folks are following this.