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Hobkin Update: Vet Says Just Keep Keeping On

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Hobkin was pretty much the same yesterday, which is probably a good thing—so sayeth the vet. We called the vet, and he told us to keep Hobkin on the furosemide for a couple days to see if there's improvement. If there's not or if there's any worsening, we bring him in. If there is, then we try taking him off the furosemide and see if he gets worse again.

In a nutshell:

If the furosemide is helping and Hobkin gets worse without it, it means fluid is accumulating in his lungs again, which is bad, because that means his cardiomyopathy is getting worse. Prognosis worrisome.

If the furosemide is not helping, chances are it's an infection, probably a reprise of the one he had before which the amoxycillin didn't completely wipe out—which isn't a big deal as they've already cultured it and know what it is, and it's of a variety that's generally pretty responsive to antibiotic therapy. It might actually clear up by itself, and if not, treatment either with another course of (a different) antibiotic or an antibiotic injection should take care of it. Prognosis good.

Feels weird to hope that Hobkin has an infection, but there you go.
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On February 25th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC), queenoftheskies commented:
I sure hope poor Hobkin feels better soon. This is a lot for a little guy (and his mommy and daddy) to go through.

::HUGS::
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On February 25th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC), threeoutside commented:
Pumpin' the ol' Hopes out there as fast as this contraption can send 'em:

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On February 25th, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC), samhenderson commented:
Many good wishes for the furball.

And MASSIVE belated congrats on the Nebula nom!!
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On February 25th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC), xjenavivex commented:
::hugs to the Hobkin and his dominions::
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On February 25th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC), melissajm replied:
:sending good thoughts:
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On February 26th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC), jmward14 commented:
Hoping for the best and sending the good thoughts. Hugs,
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On February 26th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC), shaolingrrl commented:
New meaning to the term infectious personality, eh?

Fingers crossed it's the lesser of two illnesses.
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