Life as a princess
May 9th 2012 11:51 am
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First we have to tell you what has been going on .. but please no rosettes at this time .. honest ... a week ago i started becoming very picky about what i wanted to eat .. which i have never ever done.. after 2 days mom had me at the vet and we got terrible news that i am in kidney failure.. yes we are devastated but not giving up .. my renal number all just about tripled since my last blood work up a little over 4 months ago. We immediately switch my diet to science diet KD and a new home cooked low protein , low phosphorous meal. I actually really like it and have been eating like crazy and drinking so that is all good news. !!! Now on Tuesday morning i started having wee episodes/ tremors that last maybe 2 to 3 seconds.. a few each day . Today we went to cardiology to get checked out. Heres the good news..my blood pressure is perfect , my lungs and lung pressure is good, no fluid around the heart or lungs and for the most part all my leaky valves are stable. Now my left atrial chamber is slightly more enlarged from the heart failure. Dr. Ferguson feels these episodes are snycopal (meaning fainting) . but why??? in large dogs they wear a heart monitor to see what is going on with the electric part of the heart..but i can't do that .. so heres what they are doing.. they took me off one of my heart drugs.. increased another, reduced my lasix, and are adding another new drug. We can't rule out the possibility that the tremors are neurologically related. ..but with my history we can assume that it is coming from heart disease. I look good , sleeping well, eating well , still love my carriage walks and will bark like crazy to let you know i want to go now pawlease and am giving kisses ..i am not allowed to do steps anymore and should try to be as quiet as possible... mom asked the dreaded question .. what was my prognosis.. well lets just say we have time and there are still things they can do to keep me with mom and dad for awhile longer ! Please no rosettes at this time .. just add me to your prayer list and ask St. Francis to watch over and protect me . If you don't see us as much this is why .. it may just be that i need moms attention .
BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl *