Hobkin Update: Vet Says Just Keep Keeping On

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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8 Responses to Hobkin Update: Vet Says Just Keep Keeping On

  1. 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::

  2. gannet says:

    I’m hoping for the best!

  3. threeoutside says:

    Pumpin’ the ol’ Hopes out there as fast as this contraption can send ‘em:

    hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope
    hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope
    hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope hope

  4. samhenderson says:

    Many good wishes for the furball.

    And MASSIVE belated congrats on the Nebula nom!!

  5. xjenavivex says:

    ::hugs to the Hobkin and his dominions::

  6. jmward14 says:

    Hoping for the best and sending the good thoughts. Hugs,

  7. shaolingrrl says:

    New meaning to the term infectious personality, eh?

    Fingers crossed it’s the lesser of two illnesses.

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