i came across this forum when researching about congestive heart disease in chihuahuas. last night my 12 year old chihuahua Pip became very ill - was very weak, was sick, breathing very heavily and collapsed. took him to the vet who said he was dehydrated and they would put him on a drip to give him some fluids, he also noticed a heart murmur.
This morning he phoned us and said there is fluid on his lungs and he has congestive heart failure... at one point today Pip went very downhill and was struggling to breathe so he is now in an oxygen chamber, we went to visit him and it was very upsetting to say the least. hes been given all the medication he can and now we must wait. they are hoping he survives the night but it is not definite, if he does survive he only has a few months left anyway. we are PRAYING he pulls through and we have a few more lovely months with him.
I can see how much everyone on here cares about their little chihuahuas and I of course am the same, i'm joining this community at a tough time but i have found reading some posts is helping me through. I am 21 and Pip was my 10th birthday present from my mum
he is so so loyal and good natured. this is so sudden and such a shock for us - i'm not ready to lose him yet.
Any comments very much appreciated...