Hey all. For those who don't remember me- the backstory is that I lost my sweet 6 year old boy to DCM on June 23rd this year. I also have a female dobe- she is 6.5 years old. I decided to take her to the vet today to get checked out- I had noticed she was breathing heavier when sleeping, slight labored breathing more (almost raspy sounding). Just for peace of mind, I thought an appt was in order.
My mom took her today as I was at work. She just let me know they found an irregular heartbeat and did an EKG. It is going to be looked at by a cardiologist and we will know results tomorrow. Guys, I am freaking out. My first thoughts go to DCM and it is just too much. All those memories and emotions are coming back to me- I just don't know if I can do it again.
Be honest with me please- how worried should I be?
I lost my first doberman to DCM....Please know you are surrounded in a circle of caring,loving dobes and owners who know what you're going through. My love and prayers are with you and your dobe...live each day with precious memories that are priceless!!
I can never thank you guys enough. This has been such an amazing place of support. She seems to be doing okay. She goes in for another EKG tomorrow to see how the anti-arrhythmia meds are working. Based on her breathing and my insticts, I don't think she will be with us for very long. But I do know, we will love her insanely every moment, and when the time comes, we will let her go- to wherever her brother is.
Thought I would share a picture of my pups. These were taken in May- amazing how life can change in a few months. But I will forever cherish having these pictures- I think they show how much love we have for each other. Hopefully the picture works- I am not very good at this!
I am so sorry that you have to go thru this again. Sadly, nothing is forever and we chose to love these dogs imperfections and all. I hope with the meds, you can have good quality time with her. She is very lucky to have you and you her. My heart hurts for you.