Hi everyone! My name is Heidi Schamberger, I live in Kansas City, MO I am new to the forum and so glad to be here. I have 2 Sphynx, Harry and Gigi. Harry was diagnosed with HCM a couple years ago and Gigi has an elevated heart rate. On July 31 I noticed Gigi was not breathing normally. (she gets an echo once a year and Harry every 6 months) I rushed her to the ER and they took X-rays and told me she was in congestive heart failure. WHAT>>? She was treated with Lasix and oxygen and stayed in the hospital all weekend. When she came home she was so lethargic, but was improving everyday. I took her back 3 days later for a kidney level check and she was fine. Gigi and Harry are both rescues, I have had GIgi 5 years *she is 6* and I have had Harry 7 years *he is 10 or 11, not sure* Gigi has always had a bad upper respiratory infection. I noticed her face had swollen HUGE (I work from home and caught it right when it started thankfully) I rushed her to the ER (we have lived there all month ) It was an infection (same stuff that is coming out of her nose) They wanted to sedate her to get it out and I said NO WAY! They poked it with a fine needle and when I took her home I used a heated compress and got the hole to open (sorry, its gross) and massaged it (it was hard as a rock) and I got most of it out. Now it is gone, thankfully. So yesterday I was feeding her (this poor angel is probably sick of me by now being at her side 24/7 but I cant help it, they are my world) And I noticed fluid in her thigh area (on the inside) She is super tiny, about 5 lbs so I knew it wasn't fat hanging. I called them and they told me to come in today. They told me it was Edema? Her cardiologist wasn't there, they sent me home with Lasix. She is on Atenelol, Enalapril, Baby aspril, Zithromax, and was on Baytril all last week. She is also on a nose drop (it is for the eye, but I am to use it in her nose) The cardiologist called the hospital and they told her what was going on. She said she did not believe that it was related to her heart. So I guess I am wondering WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON??? I love my cardiologist, but darnit, I need answers. I need them now. I know I am sounding impatient, and I know I am being. But I am so scared. Has anyone been through this? Can someone talk to me? My heart is broken. Thank you for listening.