Date: 2003-08-01 13:58:48 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] END STAGE OF CARDIOMYOPATHY :(
>From a cardiac standpoint it sounds like everything is being done that can.
With a human paricardial centesis (removing fluid from around the heart) can be
done, but the area is alot larger than that in a ferret. It's impossible to
tell how much time he has left, that depends on how quickly the heart enlarges
and the muscle weakens to the point it can't pump enough blood to relieve the
pressure and volume of blood in the lungs. He will become increasingly tired
and short of breath. He may also have fluid build up in his legs and body,
making him look puffy. Just love him and enjoy him for the time you have left
together. He could just as easily have a long time left as not.
> I WAS WONDERING,DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ME AT THIS TIME AND
> APPROXIMATELY HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE LEFT WITH MY LITTLE ONE? IN OTHER WORDS,
> I WOULD APPRECIATE AND EXPERIENCES ONE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THAT HAS BEEN IN
> THIS SITUATION BEFORE. I HAVE DEALT NUMEROUS TIMES WITH INSULINOMA AND ONCE
> WITH DIABETES, BUT THIS IS MY FIRST HEART PATIENT.