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!

Love,
Payton

21 comments:

Frank The Tank said...

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for you being here Payton, for meeting you, I really am so proud of you for going through everything that you have and staying strong! I wish you good health and hope that everything will go well in the hospital and wish you good results! I wish you all the love and luck in the whole world! You inspire me every day and I love your blog posts as they give me a little look in to your puggy life and feel that if you can go through all you have then this little Puggy can do anything too! Love, Licks and big huge Phugs Frank xxxxxxxxxxxxxx P.S Good Pooping Little Lady!

Minnie and Mack said...

Payton...we are so sorry to hear that your heart is enlarged. Maybe that's why you are so sweet???
And thanks to your mom for giving us all the info, too. We are sending mega amounts of prayers and puggie juju your way. Please have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't get too excited with all the wonderful foodables around.

Please give your mom, dad, grammie and grampy hugs from us to.

Mack is sending even more hugs, kisses and bite-y faces to you today! Hang in there, Payton, we're all behind you!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Minnie, Mack, Brodie, Osiris and the humans

The Slimmer Puggums and the mamas said...

Hi Payton! Wesa may not comment every day, but we read your posties religously. You are an inspiration to all us puggums out there and your mama and dad are sure troopers, too. Wesa hope you have a fantabulous Thanksgiving and know our thoughts are with you at this time of the unknown.
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

Meredith LeBlanc said...

The heart is just holding all that love you share! Thanks for being a light shining brightly in bloggyville ♥♥♥

We have you on the top of our good juju list and yippee!!! on the perfect poop!

♥♥♥
Meredith & Scarlet

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful Blog, all the pug wishs in the world for you stay strong and trust in the higher power. George the nasty in Las Vegas. Mom also sends her best wishs.

Noodles said...

Hi Payton,
Heart Schmart - I know it is just a small blip and your 'rents along with Dr. Podell will find a way to make it work. Just lay low and enjoy the Macy's Day Parade. I heard Snoopy is gonna be there.
Love Noodles

lolapug.com said...

Oh, Payton, your heart IS so full of love. The echocardiogram is no big deal - my mama has them every so often, too. The pugs (and Griffies) up here in Canada are thinking of you and sending you the BEST vibes ever. We're rooting for you, my beautiful friend.
Lola Pug

Pearl said...

Payton, I already knew you had a big heart. Duh!

Seriously though, I know your awesome pawrents and your extra smart doctors are going to figure out a plan of action. We are behind you 100%!

xoxo

Lola and Tucker said...

Payton you just tell them your heart has to be that big because you hold all your friends in there! We will be keeping that juju flowing for you!
Lola and Tucker

Misiober said...

Payton I'm sure your doctor will find a prefect meds to all your problems, good diagnosis is very important so I'm sure next year everything will be just fine!!! Enjoy your holiday tomorrow big hugs to you mommy and daddy and Grammie and Grampy :)

Anonymous said...

Payton, puggsie and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers along with your family. You will be feeling better in no time.

Vito and Gina said...

Oh Payton. It IS just b/c you love so much! I am sure of it! That is the only reason your heart is "enlarged." I just know you are going to be fine and be sure to give your mom & dad & gammy & gampy extra kisses to make them feel better. We will be sending lots of pawsitive thoughts your way and lots of virtual pug hugs!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Later!
Vito

Southern Fried Pugs said...

We are sending all our love and prayers to you guys. Have a good Thanksgiving!

Suki said...

Payton,
I wish I was there to give you all hugs & kisses! You heart is filled with so much love, kindness determination!

Hugs,
Suki & Suki's Mom

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Payton we are glad to here your poop is good....hee hee. Have a good Thanksgiving!!!

Salinger The Pug said...

Payton sweetie....I didn't go to medical school, but I'm pretty sure that your heart is so big because of all the love you have in it! Hopefully the doctors will tell you the same thing and be able to make you feel better and stop getting the vapors!

Good job dropping a deuce in the doctor's office! HAHAHAHAAAA!

Keep us posted and tell mom that TURKEY is a great cure for anything wrong!

Love,

S-Dog

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

oh we haven't been on the blog much due to MUM and her stupid school!! I am sending you healing vibes that things will turn outs okay. just 3 more weeks of school left then it will be back to bloggings.

PS I give thanks for you! for having the opportunity to get to know yous and all our friends in blogging world.

Winston

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Payton ,mommy and daddy and Gammy and Gampy. I wish all of you a wonderful Thankfulness Day!
I am thankful for knowing you, and I am thankful that you have such wonderful doctors who will find the answers to help you.
Your heart is full of love,,, yes it is.
Good job on the perfect poopy!
Happy Thanks Giving,,, we all love you!
love
tweedles

rumpydog said...

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving Payton and family! I have you in my prayers, and I just know that you and your family will face things head on!

PugSlope.com said...

Payton, my family and I will keep you in our thoughts and send you good juju every day that your heart isn't affected by being enlarged. We all hope your tests come back good and that there is some treatment or medication available to help. Sounds like you're getting the best care imaginable from your talented doctors and loving parents.

I'm thankful to have you as a friend!

-Love,
Sid and the entire PugSlope family

Hank said...

Payton, honey.....my foster family had a pug (Jazz) that had a big ol' heart, too, and I'm here tuh tell ya that ol' gal lived tuh be sixTEEN!!!

Anyhoo, I ain't worried 'cause I know yer tough. Buhsides, if yer poop turned out good, that's GOT tuh be a good sign - right?

xoxo

Hank