My 4 year old kitty was diagnosed with hypertrophic myopathy back in August when he went into cardiac failure. They managed to save him and gave me pills to give him twice per day.
I followed the doctor's order and he seemed to be ok for a little while. This kitty is king of crazies and as soon as he started to feel ok he tried to keep being him ( jump walls, chase anything that moved). Unfortunately this got him sick again and had to take him back to the hospital. The doctor said the illness is advancing and told me to increase the pills to three times per day
After this the kitty was miserable. The pills made him nauseous and dizzy so he keep hiding in the closet. This kept going for over a week and I thought this was no way to live. I decided to cut back the medication and give it to him in the schedule of another medication she gave me which was more spaced.
After a day kitty started to feel better and started eating again. I have been doing this for the past month and kitty has been doing great until last night when I noticed his breathing is starting to get labored again. He is still doing well, irritating my older cat, eating and being the most loving kitty ever so Im not sure what to do.
The doctor told me that if I brought him back they would either put him in medication that was strong and may make him sicker or would put him down.
I love my kitty and though I would miss him I don't want to make him go through more sickness. I just don't know what I could do to help him breathe better or what else I could do. I began increasing the meds again to see if that will help the breathing.