Update: Frankie's CHF checkup - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Health

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2012, 01:07 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Name: Pam
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 3,771
Thanks: 57
Thanked 80 Times in 72 Posts
Default Update: Frankie's CHF checkup

Frankie went to vet yesterday for his 2 week checkup after being diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Progress report was very encouraging. Dr. said his heart sounds very clear and to continue with the Lasix and Enalapril program which he will continue to take for the rest of his life.

He also lost almost 1/2 lb. in 2 weeks!!!! We have been on a strict diet as he needs to lose almost 3 lbs. Dr. loves the Ziwipeak but she feels that he is not "active" enough to burn those calories in order to lose weight. Morning meal is Lean Blue Buffalo chicken and evening meal is still ZP but less than 1/2 scoop. We are trying to keep calories, fat and sodium down. Dr. gave us some Chicken Chips, made in USA, only ingredient is chicken and he can have 2-3 per day as a treat as they are only 2 calories. He won't touch carrots or green beans, these would make a nice lean treat. I keep trying though.

Frankie's LP surgery has been postponed until after the first of the year. All in all his report was very good!!
__________________

Last edited by pam6400; 11-17-2012 at 01:14 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-17-2012, 01:36 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Name: Karen
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 317 Times in 213 Posts
Default

That is GREAT news! I'll bet you feel relieved.

Way to go on the weight loss. That is impressive in a short time and I know that it has not been easy.

Frankie is such a fortunate boy to have you monitoring him so closely and taking such good care of him.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jesuschick For This Useful Post:
pam6400 (11-17-2012)
  #3  
Old 11-17-2012, 01:44 PM
Administrator
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Name: Stella
Location: Frome, Somerset, UK
Posts: 4,565
Thanks: 130
Thanked 1,248 Times in 976 Posts
Default

Great news, well done to both of you on the weight loss.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-17-2012, 01:51 PM
Evelyn's Avatar

chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Name: Evelyn
Location: FLorida : from South Jersey
Posts: 2,899
Thanks: 352
Thanked 603 Times in 585 Posts
Default

I am so happy for you that his check up went to well. Hope he continues to get even better!
__________________

Ike born 8/15/12
Holly born 8/2/13
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-17-2012, 04:02 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Name: Cindy
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,287
Thanks: 330
Thanked 580 Times in 565 Posts
Default

Frankie looks so sweet! glad that he will be okay!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-17-2012, 04:41 PM
michele's Avatar
Administrator
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Name: Michele
Location: Buckinghamshire England
Posts: 11,592
Thanks: 276
Thanked 707 Times in 604 Posts
Default

So nice to hear all is going well
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-17-2012, 05:11 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Name: Lisa
Location: Lancashire UK
Posts: 1,225
Thanks: 141
Thanked 260 Times in 238 Posts
Default

Very encouraging news, long may it continue.
__________________
Willow, Bella & Alfie
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-17-2012, 06:16 PM
LostLakeLua's Avatar
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Name: Kat
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,113
Thanks: 488
Thanked 173 Times in 139 Posts
Default

What a wonderful progress report, Pam! Sounds like the new meal plan is working out well for him. Keep up the amazing work and keep us posted!
__________________
~*~*~*~*~*~*~

facebook.com/rescutopia
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 12:46 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com