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    I'm so sorry:(

    I'm so sorry:(
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    One of the songs on the Dark Side of the Moon...

    One of the songs on the Dark Side of the Moon "album" is "Eclipse".

    It's funny that another of the songs on that album is "Money".
  3. Both of my excellent cat vets have been of the...

    Both of my excellent cat vets have been of the opinion that most diabetes can be controlled by diet for a long time, and possibly forever.

    I had an old cat who was 21+ who suddenly changed her...
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    So, this is just a bit of an update. Caspian...

    So, this is just a bit of an update. Caspian seems to be doing pretty well. We talked to the vet about dexamethasone and she said that we may go to that in the future. She wanted to stay with the...
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    The drug that was prescribed for Caspian is...

    The drug that was prescribed for Caspian is Onsior - a half dose. He has started it, and he immediately felt better. (keep check on kidneys and watch water intake) It is used more freely in Europe,...
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    Interesting. I just remember the ideas about...

    Interesting. I just remember the ideas about steroids and cancer in people in the "olden days". Perhaps it has to do with humans or perhaps steroids have changed or perhaps medical ideas have...
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    Thank you all. Yes, I agree that 10 is young for...

    Thank you all. Yes, I agree that 10 is young for a cat. The cats my mother raised lived well into their 20's, with one living to 26.

    Beethoven, when my daughter talked to our vet, the vet...
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    Well, I thought I would tell you all, since your...

    Well, I thought I would tell you all, since your are always so helpful and get so involved in helping.

    I'll give a bit of background first. We have a cat that was diagnosed with advanced mammary...
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    Beckham03, OK, I read up on Neoplasia. It...

    Beckham03, OK, I read up on Neoplasia. It doesn't quite seem to fit. Even if it was a squamous cell carcinoma neoplasia, the prognosis would not be improved.

    It was the vet who read the...
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    Thank you all. It is very unfortunate that he...

    Thank you all. It is very unfortunate that he is facing this. We have another cat who is two years younger who was diagnosed with advance mammary cancer in August. The prognosis was six weeks,...
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    The vet called. The results of the tests of the...

    The vet called. The results of the tests of the plural effusion fluid reveals very irregular cells - carcinoma. She could not tell which kind.

    Currently his breathing is better. His diuretic is...
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    I don't think it would be hard at all, and you...

    I don't think it would be hard at all, and you could do it. You could look at a few woodworking videos. A circular saw is enough, but you might want a square to help you make mitre cuts if you use...
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    The administration of the Covenia is of concern...

    The administration of the Covenia is of concern to me also. I'd have to look back through the thread to see what I have actually said about this, as I have started to post a lot, and generally...
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    I really appreciate the insight and discussion. ...

    I really appreciate the insight and discussion. It gives me ideas to follow up on and things to think about. I hate thinking that my young cat may not have had FIP and that my old vet was wrong:(...
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    Well, now I'm wondering about his litter mate who...

    Well, now I'm wondering about his litter mate who died many years ago with "FIP". :(

    Oh, and there isn't a place farther than the specialist I go to and drive. We drive a long, long time to get...
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    Yes. It was.

    Yes. It was.
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    I'll stay with this clinic until they recommend...

    I'll stay with this clinic until they recommend that I go somewhere else. We did talk about a cardiologist, but she didn't mention an internist. So, that may happen soon, depending on what happens....
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    His breathing is the best that it has been since...

    His breathing is the best that it has been since this started - which was after the Covenia. (ETA It is better than it was after he got home from having the fluid removed.) It's interesting that the...
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    Yeah, they did some tests in house, but sent the...

    Yeah, they did some tests in house, but sent the sample out for the complete testing. They had said 3 to 4 days.

    Is there any way to tell when a cat's fluid level is increasing? In humans, there...
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    Thank you. There seem to be a lot of things that...

    Thank you. There seem to be a lot of things that can cause the high protein. But, chf doesn't come with elevated protein levels, does it? The sample will be back from the lab in a couple of days -...
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    Thanks Squish the Bunny. I will stay with these...

    Thanks Squish the Bunny. I will stay with these vets for now. They are better than any except my retired vet. We have discussed cardiologists, but haven't gone there yet. As I said to...
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    Horsenut_8700 He was only seen by a cardiologist...

    Horsenut_8700 He was only seen by a cardiologist when he was a baby and facing his first surgery. I was not impressed. The local vet school is CSU and it is my opinion that they don't train vets...
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    CindyCRNA and Zu Zu, thank you. I agree that it...

    CindyCRNA and Zu Zu, thank you. I agree that it is much too young for a cat to face such serious diseases. I've had cats live into the mid 20's. We have another who has now outlived her life...
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    Thank you. I'm sorry for the loss of your kitty....

    Thank you. I'm sorry for the loss of your kitty. It seems from your experience that its coming on so rapidly may not be unusual.
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    OK, in looking at this Covenia drug, it certainly...

    OK, in looking at this Covenia drug, it certainly seems to have some side effects. Inflammation can result in the plural effusion with the higher protein count from our limited research.
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