Monday, February 20, 2017

Health Update

Last Thursday was a stressful day.  It was the first time ever, I think, that Chico had to spend the day by himself.  As I drove to work I kept thinking that I should have taken the day off to stay with him. I'm glad I went to work after all though, it helped keep my mind occupied.

I dropped Shiver off at the vet's office for a day of tests.  They were supposed to check for Cushings but after doing a blood panel, they decided not to test for that after all.  The vet could feel his enlarged liver and his liver levels were off the chart.  Everything else seemed to look pretty good.  He still has the raging heart murmur; he's doing as well as can be expected with the medication though.  The vet thinks the liver problems are related to the heart problems.  She suggested I could get an ultrasound to see if there might be another cause.  

He came home with two new medications so he's on a total of four now.  These meds are very expensive and I'm not sure how much longer I can afford them.  I'm just really grateful he's already doing better with the new meds and am determined to find a way to make sure he can continue with them for as long as possible.    

6 showed me some love:

Julie said...

Sending lots of POTP and big luffs and hugs to you
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sketching with Dogs said...

Vet bills can be horrendous. Im glad that Shiver is doing bette on his new medicines. He is so adorable.
Lynne x

The Daily Pip said...

Sending many good vibes to you and Chico! Have you heard of this organization they make grants (I think) to help with vet care

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I know how hard it is when our pets are sick. I hope the medications help.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

POTP and hugs at this difficult time.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We hope Shiver keeps doing better on the meds.

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