Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Heart Murmur for Valentine's Day

I have been sick for the last 3-4 days, throwing up a lot.  I have not been my Spunky Munkey self.  Mom had been very worried, so she took me to a new vet today, that specializes in cats only, since I have had a lot of health issues over the years.

Mom was hoping when we got there that there would be a good report on me.  There was a nice colorful mural on the wall, so mom tried to think happy thoughts.
Armani came with me as mom wanted to have his teeth checked out since on his last check up to the other vet, mom was told he needed a tooth extraction.

Armani did not seem to realize he was in a vet's office so he started snoopervising!

Then he even did an elevator butt and even gave head butts to the vet!  Armani, get a grip!!
The verdict on Armani was he did not have to have a tooth extraction yet, so mom was very pleased about that.  So was Armani.

Me, on the other hand, not so good news.  The vet listened to my heart and found I have a heart murmur, which is not good and this means likely cardiomyopathy.  The vet put me in a towel and took me to the back room to steal my bloods.  I have a furless spot on my neck now!  The full blood test results won't come back till about 72 hours, for the special cardio blood test.  

Mom is very worried, so please purr for her not to worry.  We will update you all more when we have the test results. 


2/9/12: JB's mom here with an update. The vet just called with JB's cardio panel results. They came back with a "red flag" indicating likely heart disease. I am so worried about my little girl. I have scheduled an ultrasound for Monday morning for her. The vet said the heart murmur scale is subjective but she put it at a 3 on a scale of 1-6. Please purr and pray for JB. Thanks everyone.

Please visit me and my animal friends at JB's BIG WORLD here too!


Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Sending lots of purrs your way!
~ The Bunch


Purring loud and hard for a good report.
The Florida Furkids

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending you lots of purrs, JB!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're sending our loudest purrs for good results, JB, hoping it's only a mild murmur and won't cause any serious issues. Paws crossed.

Angel and Kirby said...

JB, I am so sorry to hear that you are not well! We are sending lots of purrs to you and your Mom. Did you go to the cat hospital?

Lynx217 said...

If it is indeed HCM have ur hoomin email ours. We've been down this road. And warn her the vet bills will prolly blow her mind.

Lynx217 said...

If it is indeed HCM have ur hoomin email ours. We've been down this road. And warn her the vet bills will prolly blow her mind.

Brian said...

We are all sending lots and lots of purrs your way and we will be looking for an update.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

As I pawed on FB, if it has to be a murmur, I hope it will be just a whispurrrrrr!


The Island Cats said...

JB, we're glad Armani got some good news. Now we're purring that you do too!

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

Good news for Armani. We are sending lots of purrs to you, JB - the next piece of news we hear had better be good news, too! <3

Jemma and Tofu

Moondance Huskies said...

Hi JB,
Wellll, I can't purr, but the four kitties here sure can purr up a storm and I will add healing husky vibes from all the canine family members.
Our paws are crossed for you.
Power of the Paw!!

Skye, the Moondance Huskies & Kitties

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs that everything is okay and that your Mum doesn't worry too much.

Painter Pack said...

We are praying for you and your mom. We love you JB and hope to hear some good news when the test results come back.

Painter Pack

chicamom85 said...

My Mommy is saying a special prayer for you. Take care and I am sure you will be ok. I am sending a hug.

licks and sniffs Sasha

Meg said...

Big purrs to you and your Mom!!! Hope you are okay!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're sending big loud purrs your way that you'll be okay. And calming vibes to your Mom.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Hi JB. We are crossing all our paws for good test results, and that the vert will be able to make you a lot more comfortable with meds.

The Chans

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring non-stop for you. xxx

cwcwccw said...

We're purrs & prays for you Armani.

jay boy
capu from Singapore

Repositório said...

Sending good vibrations to Armani.

as always starzie said...

I am sending you many purrs! My Mom has a heart murmur and she is fine! Just happens sometimes. So I purr you are fine too! But I know how Moms worry. After all we are their babies!

Lots of Hugs,


Hansel said...

thinking of you dear one- remember i also have a heart murmur! they did an echo on me via the ultrasound specialist. They did my blood pressure and did all kinds of checks and measurements. Turns out- i have an innocent flow murmur! Nothing! So i have faith you will be ok!!!! mom of course was out of her mind waiting for the test but it did help she got to be there for the testing and hold me.

You had to go back in a towel?! oh dear, we know what that means.

And i'm more like armani- i kind of like the vet a little bit. i mean i don't like going but i'm very sweet to them!

Jacqueline said...

Oh, no, we are so sorry to hear this terrible news=we will purr and pray for gorgeous JB...Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friends...kisses...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Forty Paws said...

We finks that's the v-e-t that we used to go to when we liffed in Allen. Now we go to anudder cat only v-e-t in Rockwall. We ist glad that you ist a spoiled rotten 12 year old senior LadyCat with a sensitive tummy and a slight heart murmur.

Luf, Us