Monday, January 12, 2009

Reggie UPDATE

Well, we got the results back from the radiologist and here they are. I am not too worried yet as Reggie is as healthy as can be and my preliminary "googling" has shown if you catch a potential heart problem early, the cat can live a great life...so, the next step is getting Reggie an echocardiogram. What I liked were the words, "slight" and "mild", instead of "significant" or "advanced". Keep Reggie in your purrers and thoughts! Here's to hoping the echocardiogram does NOT reveal early onset HCM.

Radiographic Findings:

Multiple views of the thorax were obtained. There is a mild bronchial

pattern with faint calcification of the bronchial walls. There is

slight cardiac enlargement with the heart traversing more than two

intercostal spaces in the lateral view.


Radiographic Conclusions:

Radiographic findings are most likely due to mild feline asthma

causing the clinical signs described. Infectious bronchitis and

fungal disease from Cryptococcus would be less likely. The presence

of early hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cannot be completely excluded

with the radiographic appearance of the heart.


Recommendations:

Symptomatic therapy for feline asthma could be initiated as clinically

indicated. Echocardiography would be recommended to more accurately

assess the heart.


18 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It sounds more related to the asthma so that is good! Let's hope he gets better quickly.

Artsy Catsy said...

Marley & Reggae, it's great to meet you, and we'll definitely be following the news and purring for Reggae!

Purrs,
Rocky
& everykitty at Artsy Catsy

Cafe Cats said...

Sounds like good TREATABLE news! Hurrah!

Sara and the Cafe Cats

Daisy said...

I hope it is just mild asthma, too! We had to take Pixie for many cardiac ultasounds, so let us know if you have any questions!

Riley & Tiki said...

We are purring that it is mild asthma. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Everycat said...

Slight and mild are very good words, we are happy to read them. Purrs for the Reggie and the ECG

Whicky Wuudler

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi! I'm so behind visting my friends I didn't even realize Reggie had these problems! I'm so sorry. It looks like the news is hopeful and treatable. We hope it is just asthma.

I am turning my purr and prayer button on extra high for him. I'm also posting this on the cat blogosphere news page for even more purrs.

Junior said...

We will purr for a simple treatment for Reggie!

ML said...

We are sending lots and lots of purrs and purrayers fur Reggie...
Love,
KC

ML said...

pee ess: we's jus seen Mr. Hendrix' post on tha CB about this...
KC

The Island Cats said...

Hi ya, Reggie...we hope you are feeling okay...and whatever you have has been caught early enough to be treated successfully! We're purring for you!

momsbusy said...

this is our first visit. all mommees could say was "awwwww, they are so cute!" we is gonna add reggie to ars purrayer list. ans we ar gonna bookmark yur blog too.

yuki, kimiko, & kintaro

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'll be purraying dat it's only a little cold or something. Asthma is no fun but that would be better than heart problems.

Team Tabby said...

We hope da vet finds out what is wrong with Reggie and prescribes some treatment so he can feel better.

We will send lots of purrs,
Mindy, Moe, Bono

Furkidsmom said...

Loud purrs going out to you, Reggie. We hope it's just a mild problem that can be controlled easily.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

THE ZOO said...

we're so sorry ta hear Reggies sickie. we hope all goes well wiff his asthma treetment.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Purrrs. purrrs that it is mild asthma!! And Reggie heals up quickly!!
Your FL furiends,hi

Lux said...

We are wishing Reggie all the best and sending lots and lots of purrs ...

Luxie & family