Mr Tucker...an update

Posted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 by Travis Cody in
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We took Mr Tucker for a check up yesterday morning, and the news was pretty good.
  • He still has some fluid in his chest, but not as much as before.  There has been no coughing, and Doc didn't hear any signs of wheezing or gurgling when she listened to his lungs.
  • His breathing is almost normal...relaxed and comfortable.
  • The arrhythmias he had are still there, but he doesn't have any new ones.
  • He is gaining back some weight, and starting to fill out a little. 
Doc says that these are all signs that we've got the correct medications in the right doses.  Now we just have to maintain that routine.  

Doc wants to see him once a month for the next three months, and then she'll do another echocardiogram and a full battery of tests.  It's too soon to tell whether his condition is just congestive heart failure and reversible, or whether he's got full on congestive heart disease.


But the prognosis is much better than it was a couple of weeks ago.  I'm beginning to relax again, and not worry that I'm going to walk in the door one day and find him...well, I won't say it.  He's not out of the woods, but he's better and that's what I wanted to hear.



20 comments:

  1. Glad that he is getting better--that is really good news.

  1. Barb says:

    Purrs from all my furries, Mr. Tucker!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I'm so happy to hear Mr Tucker is getting better, I hope it continues. x

  1. GLad to hear he's doing better.

  1. Linda says:

    Excellent news all the way around and hopefully he'll get an even better prognosis at the next appointment!

  1. Marsha says:

    Glad to know that Mr T is doing better. I still miss my cat....

  1. I'm glad that he is doing better.Harvey says hi to Mr.T.

  1. Great news! He looks happy and content!
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  1. Very good news! Thanks for the update!

  1. Wonderful news you received yesterday...

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  1. Dana says:

    Poor Mr. Tucker! Holly Jolly says that she hopes he feels better soon!

  1. Jeni says:

    So glad to hear that Mr. Tucker is doing well -on the mend! I'm sure you are doubly relieved about that too, aren't you?

  1. Great news! And he looks like he's feeling better, too. :)

  1. Debra says:

    Hugs and more hugs to Mr. Tucker! So glad he is feeling better.

  1. I'm so glad to hear that Mr. Tucker is doing better. I've been wondering how he's doing. Hugs, Travis!!!

  1. *Whew!* Hooray, hon. I'm glad the little sweetie pie's doing better. I hope he's as good as new ASAP!

  1. Julie says:

    Awww Mr. Tucker pictures! He sure did lose some weight! I didn't realize he lost this much. Maybe it was a good thing that he started a little heavy in the first place.

  1. TopChamp says:

    Sorry to hear he's not well but happy to hear he is better.

  1. jennifer says:

    I am so glad... SO GLAD!... that Mr. Tucker is doing better. The snuggly sleepy photo of him is adorable.