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My cardiology visit 5/9/2012

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 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 and Mom !


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Barked by: HarleyDavidson THD, CGC (Dogster Member)

May 9th 2012 at 1:01 pm

We have you on our prayer list Buttercup and my momma had a doxie that made it for over two years with her kidney failure. You take it easy, let the pawrents take good care of you.
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

May 9th 2012 at 1:09 pm

You are on our prayers list Buttercup. Paws crossed for you and sending you lots of prayers and positive thoughts.
Barked by: Amazing Grace (Dogster Member)

May 9th 2012 at 1:20 pm

Buttercup you are now on our daily prayer list. Sending you tons of hugs and kisses,my little pal. Sounds like your Fur Doc has a positive plan of treatment for you.You spend all the
time you want snuggling and occupying Mom's Time.

We will watch for updates. Your new diet sounds pretty good...
Enjoy those strolls in the spring weather. mazy
Barked by: Yoshi (Dogster Member)

May 9th 2012 at 1:45 pm

Oh Buttercuppy, Mommy just about fell out of her seat reading this diary entry. Sounds like your pawrents and docs are on a roll to making you well and comfortable. You just relax and let the humans handle everything. You are on our prayer list and we will be checking for updates on you. Also hoping all is well for Marielle too. :)


Yosh and Victoria
Barked by: Bailey NWD (Dogster Member)

May 9th 2012 at 2:22 pm

You are always in our prayers.
Barked by: BUTTERCUP * Moms Angel Girl * (Dogster Member)

May 9th 2012 at 2:27 pm

You pals are the best on dogster !
Barked by: Mia My Tiny Angel (Dogster Member)

May 9th 2012 at 4:40 pm

We have you in our prayers and you are in our thoughts as well...keep on fighting! Just take it easy and enjoy life with your family!

hugs and love
Mia and family
Barked by: Buddy Morris (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 10:32 am

Buttercup you are in are prayers and just please know we are thinking of you. You are one strong pup! Please keep us pupdated on any news, and we are here if you need us! MWAHHHH!!!!
Woof, Buddy
Barked by: ♥ George P.P.Pie *SHM* (Dogster Member)

May 12th 2012 at 7:15 pm

You are in our prayers and thoughts Buttercup and please know we love you.

Hugs Georgie and Family
Barked by: MerryBelle Noelle Pie SSW (Dogster Member)

May 18th 2012 at 7:11 pm

Sending our love, hugs and prayers Buttercup xoxo

love Merry & family

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