Monday, April 12, 2010

Luke's health condition...

I thought since I posted the picture of Luke last week without an explanation of his sickness I will let you all in on the info.

Luke was feeling down for a few days.  Not eating, barely going to the bathroom, and very lethargic.  Just laying on the floor and not moving much.  On Sunday night his breathing was very labored.  Monday morning I called the vet and was able to get him in that afternoon.  Craig went ahead and took him since I had to be at work.

The news was not good.  Luke has cardiomyopathy.  We are giving him 2 different medications to treat his symptoms and he seems to be doing a little bit better but we are unable to treat the heart condition.  The vet gave a prognosis of 2 months while on medication.  If we hadn't taken him to the vet he most likely would have died very soon.  Craig and I are going to keep him on medication as long as he seems to be comfortable and not in any pain.  If it gets to the point that he is in pain or sick even while on the medication we will have him put to sleep.

I am going to miss him a lot.  Many people think he is mean but he is my kitty.  I love him.  I was not surprised by the diagnosis but I must say it still sucks.  So that is my Lukas update.


  1. That is sad news. :(
    I hope you will be able to give your Luke some love & comfort for just a little more time.