Chihuahua People Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,807 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Lily had her 2nd vet appointment in 2 days and she really was not a happy girl. When they brought her out to me following her x-rays and blood work, she leaped into my arms and tried to climb up my shoulder and onto my head. When Lily's afraid, she always seeks the highest point available and I guess this time it was mom's head. :lol:

The x-rays showed an enlarged heart, which was expected, but still no sign of any growths on any part of her heart and that's excellent news. Blood work was all good, white cell count slightly low in fact (the vet said it's because her immune system has been working overtime). No sign of infection in that tiny lil body but they put her on an antibiotic to be taken until she gets her next round of dental work done in a couple weeks. This time we're having it done at a hospital (Tufts Veterinary, one of the best in New England) where there's an anesthesiologist present, just in case. We're going there on Tuesday for a consultation (shhhh, please don't tell Lily there is yet another vet appointment in her future :lol: ).

Our vet thinks Lily's heart murmur may actually have been caused by her severe dental problems which she had long before I adopted her. So far, she does not have to be on permanent medication unless her condition worsens over time.

I am extremely hopeful that Lily and I will have many more years in which to share our love and devotion for each other. In the meantime, I plan to take the advice of the very wise Frasier's Mommy and enjoy every single day Lily and I have together.

Thank you all for your kind words, good thoughts and prayers. You can't imagine how much those things mean until you are on the receiving end. What a truly lovely bunch of people here. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,355 Posts
I had a dog with a double murmur in both chambers she was a mutt. but none the less very active and could run like a dog catcher was after her. The vet said eventually she would have to be put on heart medsShe lived to the ripe old age of 15. And he didnt put her on the meds :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,807 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
janiebabes said:
I had a dog with a double murmur in both chambers she was a mutt. but none the less very active and could run like a dog catcher was after her. The vet said eventually she would have to be put on heart medsShe lived to the ripe old age of 15. And he didnt put her on the meds :D
Boy, do I love hearing stories like that! :lol:

Thanks again to all. :)
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top