Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Buddy needs purrs



I woke up this morning to find Buddy looking very miserable. He was hunkered down in a dark, quiet spot on the bathroom floor and basically didn't move all day. No eating, no nothing - he looked very unwell. Thankfully the vet had an appointment available at 5pm, so I made some adjustments in my schedule to get him in.

The vet (a guy I hadn't had before but actually really liked) found an arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) - something that wasn't there before. So, he did blood work (results were not much different from the last testing in May). X-rays showed a "bronchial pattern" which can indicate heart failure, asthma, or something else. The EKG showed abnormal heart beat emanating from four different areas of his heart. This doesn't sound good.

Vet recommended he see a cardiologist right away and he found the nearby specialty center has an opening for tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4pm - so we're going. The vet will keep Buddy overnight and keep monitoring his heart.


When I got home this afternoon, he perked up a little bit, but still seemed quite out of it.


Theo tries out the PTU

Purrs and prayers for my cuddle Buddy would be much appreciated. I'm quite worried for him. It feels empty in the house tonight not having him here. I'll keep you posted.

19 comments:

  1. I will be sending hopeful thoughts and prayers to you and Buddy. It breaks your heart when kitties get sick.

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  2. Buddy, sweet boy. LOVE and prayers for you. This is very hard for you Dad--- I know. xoxo for Buddy and all of the cats.

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  3. He's in my prayers. Give him a hug for me. xo

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  4. Many purrs and prayers to you and Buddy! You will certainly be in our thoughts.

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  5. We're sending all our purrs and purrayers to Buddy, and hoping for both a definite diagnosis and an easy fix/treatment. Hugs.

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  6. Poor baby :( I hope he is ok. Prayers and purrs to you both!

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  7. Purrs for both of you.. I hope they find something easily treatable.

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  8. Lots of hugs, purrs and prayers for you and sweet Buddy!

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  9. Purrs and prayers to you dear Buddy from all of us.

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  10. purrs and hugs.....that sounds scary and we hope the cardiologist can give you some good news

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  11. buddy, purrz, purrayers & de blessings oh st francis two ewe; we hope yur heartz aye oh kay N may bee yur heart beat waz just frum like stress....984 paws crossed ♥♥♥♥

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  12. We're purring for Buddy. Please keep us updated.

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  13. Sending lots of purrs from all of us for Buddy. There are heart meds for cat with heart issues. Hope they can figure this one out.

    Cats of Wildcat Woods

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  14. We send our purrs and prayers to huggle Buddy--I hope the news from the cardiologist offers some hope. Hugs to both of you.

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  15. I will be praying for Buddy.

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  16. Prayers for your Buddy. It sounds like he's in good hands.

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  17. We hope Buddy's problems can be sorted out

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