Originally Posted by Miu2011
Well everyone Miu does in fact have HCM. I am just a mess. She is taking Atenolol and one other medication -- the name escapes me at the moment. Basically the vet isn't very optimistic given Miu's age and the severity of the illness. Don't know what else to say right now. Thanks for the kind words though.
You might want to check out the Feline-Heart support group
on Yahoo groups. A lot of experienced caregivers there that are going through exactly what you are. My own cat has HCM as diagnosed by echocardiogram, and he also takes Atenolol. He's had it for years and is doing great at 18+. So even though heart issues can be serious, it doesn't absolutely mean a shortened lifespan.
All the best to you and Miu.