|Barked: Fri Jun 5, '09 5:59pm PST |
|Well I’ve done went and done it now. I don’t know why, but mom says I have to go to the Dogtur and have a heart operation on the 15th of June.
She said I should do my explaining here because all of my Dogster and Caster friends will stand with me in agreement that everything is gonna be alright.
In my simple doggie understanding, there is a thing inside my heart that didn’t close at birth like it was supposed to. So I have blood sloshing back and forth in places it isn’t supposed to. They are going to go inside my heart and tie it off and then my blood will stay where it belongs. My heart is just a tiny bit enlarged from this, but the dogtur says it will go back to the normal size after my surgery. The dogtur says I will be like a brand new pup when everything mends.
Mom is pretty scared, cuz I’m so small, just 4 lbs 1 oz. But then she was hugging me the other day and realized I might be tiny, but I’ve got a great big heart. And when I was born, I was only 1.4 ounces and had to fight to make it, but I did and I will fight again.
We also have a very good dogtur that mom trusts. It is the same Dr that fixed Mindy’s heart, (Dash’s sister) and look how sassy, spunky and what a diva she is now. And she was in pretty bad shape before they did her surgery.
We believe in the Power of the Paw, positive thoughts, whatever your understanding is and would so appreciate it if everyone would join my family in prayer for my complete recovery.
My Auntie Becky, (Foxy’s mom) made me a picture for my page and I would be so honored if anyone who is so inclined would post it on their page. It would sure make mom feel good to know the support she has.
When I got Teeka I knew she had a heart murmur, but wasn’t overly concerned, as Hoss has one also. But when I took her in for the doctor to examine her before her spaying, he heard the “machinery” sound of her murmur and recommended she see a heart specialist. Her echocardiogram and sonogram showed that she has what is called a PDA. It is a mild one, but definitely there. It has caused her heart to enlarge a very small amount.
I’m showing the links for the explanation of PDA’s for anyone who has a dog with a murmur. Without the recommendation of my regular vet, Teeka may have died a premature death from this.
Becky says all things happen for a reason and she believes we have Teeka so she will be given every chance to live a normal life. And I have to agree.
Her diagnosis came as a complete shock to me. I thought it was a ho hum murmur. But if I’d have known everything I now know, back when I took her, I would still take her. She has brought so much love, joy and humor to our lives. She is a very special girl……Aren’t they all???? LOL
We love you all and thanks for your support and please remember her on the 15th of June.
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