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|Barked: Wed Oct 4, '06 8:16pm PST |
|Sugar Ray has Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). I am taking him to the U of I October 16th. A cardioligst from Perdue will be there to handle his care. A complete work up will be done including a Echocariogram, serum biochemistries, packed cell volume test, auscultation of the heart and lungs, thoracic radiographs chest xrays, another EKG but much more acurate than my vets, and arterial blood pressure checks. There are a lot of related diseases that will be tested for and hopefully ruled out.
I am his Mother, and I am petrified.
Sugar's vet Dr. Amy Gibbs wants to wait on the procedure to remove his lump until after the work up is done and we have results back. I am greatful for her concern and ability to care for my dog, my pet, my son, my life.
I suffer from BiPolar. Sugar Ray is a very special dog. My pschologist considers Sugar a Therepy dog. He is allowed in the local hospitals and allowed to my pharmacy. My doctor writes a note each year so I can have him at my apartment complex. He has had no training. Sugar Ray can smell or sense the chymical changes in me and when it is a drastic change he knows about 3 days before it really hits me and I know. He alerts me. I can let people around me know what is going to happen. He was my miracle to find. He has saved me. He is always with me to just tap him on the head and pet him. He gives me reason to get out of bed. He gives me reason to fight depression. And now, I must return the favor. I must find a miracle for him.
I want to thank each of you that have sent rays of hope and notes of support to me. I don't feel so alone. I am greatful to have found this website at such a criticle time in Sugar and I's lives. Please continue to pray for us. I will keep Sugar's space updated.