Message Number: SG7403 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Amy Seyler"
Date: 2004-01-11 16:42:13 UTC
Subject: Re: Hannah - was dealing with ascites
To: "FHL" <>
Message-ID: <00d801c3d861$df77bee0$>

Just so you all know -- this is not the first time I've dealt with cardio=
and the reason for the ascites was NOT her heart. It was the lymphoma that=
began in her liver and metastasized. We've been monitoring her heart with =
X-rays and regular checkups for over 2 years. That's why the ascites was so=
troubling -- because at first we didn't know or even suspect the lymphoma.=
Lasix would have put more strain on her kidneys as it's a diuretic, so tha=
t was out. Pred (for suspected lymphoma) was out because it can cause reten=
tion of fluid and a) she didn't need to retain anymore and b) retaining the=
fluid would also strain her kidneys.
As it turns out, there was no way to help her since the lymphoma probably=
started in her liver and we didn't know about it until it was too late. I =
do appreciate all comments and thoughts and will post the necropsy report o=
nce I have it.

I was wondering if the increase in enacard and/or adding lasix would
shorten her life span that much, or would it help make those last days or=

weeks comfortable ones. I would assume that a few more comfortable days =
weeks would be better than several months of being uncomfortable. Anyway=