Saturday, November 9, 2013

Teddy Bear

I know it's been a long time since I've updated! While I have a lot of bragging to do about Blake, life has been kind of blase for my poor dogs recently, thus not many posts. That's about to change to some extent, though.

Teddy and Kira are getting older. Teddy is 9.5 and Kira is almost 10 (in 18 days!) and with their older age come issues. Teddy's the focus right now. He was diagnosed with heart disease today. He had a chest x-ray that showed his heart being 1.5 cm bigger than average size with some rounding on both the left and the right. He's also got a small amount of liquid in his lungs. He's on a diuretic, heart medication and an antibiotic (due to his teeth) right now and will get another set of x-rays in 2-3 weeks. If the meds are making some improvement at that time we'll run his basic blood work to see if he's healthy enough to undergo surgery to have his teeth cleaned and the bad ones removed. We're just hoping, at this point, that the meds make some improvement.

It's likely to be an adventure. He's my first old dog, and I have to say, it's sad. Hopefully this will all help him as we're looking at spending upwards of $800-$1000 that we don't really have to spend in the next month or so to get him in as good of shape as we can.


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