Kelly, I know you are waiting to hear from your primary vet but the longer the kitty goes without meds the less chance she will ever regain any of her sight. To be honest it may be to late to save her sight but the high BP needs to be addressed before any other damage occurs.
Here is a link to some general info on high BP. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/high_blood_pressure.html There is a Yahoo heart group that has may be able to help with the meds and dose amounts. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline-heart/ You should be able to purchase the meds at your local pharmacy with a Rx from a vet. Usually the 1st choice for cats is Amlodipine for high BP. A vet who has been practicing for over 40 yrs may not be current on what is now available for special needs kitty. If possible she needs to be seen by a specialist. Hugs to her. Sharyl --- On Mon, 6/22/09, Kelley Saveika <moonv...@gmail.com> wrote: > From: Kelley Saveika <moonv...@gmail.com> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] OT- Tiffany, blind DUMPED cat, needs your help! > To: email@example.com > Date: Monday, June 22, 2009, 5:50 PM > He is having a hard time calculating > the dosage for some reason. I am not a > vet - know lots about administering fluids, assisted > feeding, URI, pilling, > CRF, I have kind of a specialty with heart disease > kitties as my soul kitty > has heart disease - but nothing about hbp (yet, I will > learn now). She acts > absolutely fine. We did not believe she was as old as > she is, she does not > act like it. I do feel bad for her. Obviously > her previous owner did not > want to pay to fix what was wrong. I have never had > to wait this long but I > do not want her to get the wrong dosage. This vet has > been in practice > since 1967, so he knows what he is doing. > > On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Lora <cat_crazyfana...@yahoo.com> > wrote: > > > > > Kelly, > > > > Thanks for explaining, but the vet is sure taking > his/her time. Hope > > Tiffany's health can wait. I love special needs > kitties (have 13 myself) and > > my vet is on the ball within hours. For me, meds > refills/prescriptions are > > administered within same day as seen. The most I have > ever had to wait for > > meds was 24 hours. I guess some are just not as > fortunate. It just bleeds my > > heart to hear of such things. Does she act > comfortable? > > > > --- On Sun, 6/21/09, Kelley Saveika <moonv...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > Hi Lora, > > > > The holdup is that we are waiting for the vet to > prescribe the medication. > > None of us can prescribe it ourselves. He does > not carry that medication > > in stock either, so we will need to get the > prescription filled once we > > have it (I hope Monday) which won't be a problem, but > we do need > > to have the prescription first. > > > > On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Lora <cat_crazyfana...@yahoo.com> > wrote: > > > > Kelly, > > > > Tiffany has been in your organization's care since (at > least) last > > Wednesday 06-17-09 and she still is not receiving her > medical regime for > > high pressure? That is almost a week. What is the > holdup? > > > > Five days without her proper medicine cannot be good. > The longer the wait > > for medical care, the more likely that the damage done > (besides being > > blind) is permanent. Can't cats with untreated high > blood pressure die from > > hypertension? > > > > Lora > > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > -- > Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. > > http://www.rescuties.org > > Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life! > > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 > > http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* > > Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties! > http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties > > Help us spay some kitties! > > http://rescuties.chipin.com/feed-hungry-animals > > "Rather than helping, it's easier to point fingers and say > "take them first > as long as you leave me alone". > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org