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11-27-2012, 04:56 PM
Location: Gatlinburg TN
Dogs Name: Khaleesi, RIP our little Connelly Cav. Spaniel, and Kaleesi 5 mos.
Titles: CAX, Senior Title in Dock Dogs,
Dogs Age: Khaleesi is 2 and 1/2
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This is so sad. You take care of yourself, too.
Having nearly lost my Dexter this year, I know too well how horrible this fear feels.
God bless you.
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11-28-2012, 09:52 PM
Dogs Name: Lexie ~ Tycoon ~ Rocco ~ Vegas
Titles: Dabney's Headmaster V Axton CGC ~ Ch Toledobes Phenomenal V Quinn
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So sorry! Enjoy every minute. Remember that quality of life is so important. Love, Love and Love!! My prayers are with you!!
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11-29-2012, 11:33 AM
I am so sorry; I too have been there very recently, and we lost our girl in September from heart failure. Daisy did VERY well on the meds for almost a full year after diagnosis. We were lucky . . .
I have heard enalipril can have some effects; Daisy was not on this, but on Benazepril, which I think is very similar and is well tolerated. Maybe want to ask the vet. Do you give the Pimobendan on an empty stomach? this is ideal, then I would give her other meds with food.
I know how it feels. My life stopped completely except for her . . I never left her alone, didn't go anywhere, she slept with me and was with me all the time. I have video of her 4 days before we euthanized her, chasing a ball in the park and spinning in circles . . . it was a long road, and there were a few bumps. There will be times you have to adjust the meds, it's a fine balancing act.
I too prayed she would die chasing her ball, or a squirrel
but we had to let her go, and the downward slide happened very quickly. You cannot prepare yourself for this, every dog is different. All you can do is love them and try not to mourn your beloved yet. There will be loads of time afterwards to cry
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11-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Thank you all
I want to thank all of you for your kind words and empathy.
We are giving the meds analapril, vetmedin, mexiletine and Spironolactone for a week now.
Our girl is peeing alot more which was to be expected and is drinking more as well.
Thankfully, no real bad side effects from the meds. Doing a halter in 3 weeks to check how meds are working.
Her %FS was 16% on her echo which I am told is really bad.
I pray she does not start to suffer and if she shows any signs we are not going to put her through any of it.
Spending as much time with her as humanly possible, taking movies and pictures and trying to stay out of the paralyzing fear of losing her or seeing her die in front of me.
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11-29-2012, 05:36 PM
Location: North Cental PA
Dogs Name: Briarwood Ariki v Exacta (Baron)
Titles: CDX, CD, RE, RA, RN, CGC, Therapy Dog
Dogs Age: 7 Years
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Thanks for posting the photos of your beautiful girl. She is in my thoughts and prayers.
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11-29-2012, 09:59 PM
Location: Long Island
Dogs Name: Maxx
Dogs Age: 8
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I'm so very sorry. We are going through the very same difficult time with our boy. He was diagnosed last week. Your girl is beautiful. I completely understand your fears. Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App
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