Layouts for stroke / heart problem victims

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Layouts for stroke / heart problem victims

Post by Dinky » Wed May 04, 2011 10:50 am

Hi,

Our older boy Wilson had what we can only assume was a stroke/some sort of heart failure last night. We rushed him to vets to receive a steroid job and some a course of vivotonin, which he seems to be responding to quite nicely.

How would you change our layout?
He has some slight HLD and now a few wobbles (bless him), but besides this he was in the cupboard (exactly where he shouldn't have been!) this morning with the younger boys! So he still seems able.

I have seen some people using litter trays as shelves - so I will have to invest - does anyone know where I can get some which will fit a Tommy C3 82? I was just going to pop in to the local supermarket on the way home.

Is there any other word of wisdom?
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Re: Layouts for stroke / heart problem victims

Post by AlienRat » Wed May 04, 2011 3:28 pm

If you have ramps, cover them with over the knee socks :) It really can help with climbing if he has bad legs. I also make sure that everything is easy to reach, like put a water bottle a bit lower, use a low sided dish for food, you can also hang a hammock low by the floor, or put a sort of cuddle cup in one corner as the use of his legs decreases.
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