Wednesday, November 23, 2011
My big heart
I can't believe how lucky I am to have so many friends rally to support me and my family! We were so overwhelmed by your comments yesterday and could totally feel all of the love. Words can't express how much it means to us. Thank you.
Well, I almost didn't make it to my appointment yesterday afternoon. After getting all of my stuff together, my mom realized that she didn't have the foggiest idea where her keys were. I guess those are important for operating the car. She finally found them and we made it only a minute or two late. They removed the stitches on my ear first and then took me back for some X-Rays. The radiograph showed that I have an enlarged heart, so my fainting was most likely the result of a heart problem. I'm going to see a cardiologist in the same office and on the same day as my appointment with Dr. Podell after Christmas. Our local vet said that it was ok to wait that long and that it would be essential for the two specialists to coordinate. Evidently many heart meds don't work so well with anti-seizure meds. Dr. L will perform an echocardiogram to determine how weak my heart is, and together with Dr. P, decide on the best treatment. Anyway, I have been trying to cheer up my mom and told her that it was only because I love so much, but everyone is sad. But don't worry, I know we'll get through this like we have with everything else. There is still hope. We need to wait and hear what the cardiologist thinks. And besides, nothing can keep me down!
On a lighter note, the vet said that my poop is great! I was over due for a check-up and after all that "picture" taking, I was ready to give a sample. Perfect timing if you ask me. Mom was just glad no one else was in the room at the time! Hehee!
Hope everyone is almost ready for the big feast (aka Thanksgiving) tomorrow! Besides focusing on food, don't forget to give thanks!