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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gizzy back from the Vet's

Hello, this is me, Gizzy, and I had a chest X-ray this morning to see my heart. The Vet showed the picture to mommy and told her that I had the early stages of congestive heart failure. The Vet prescribed Enalapril for me twice daily. Mommy got these Pill Pockets and hides them inside so that I can eat them without even knowing that it's medicine. It works! It's not bad enough yet for me to require a special diet (i.e. R/D) but I will have to be monitored. Although this condition is irreversible, it can be controlled with proper medication and that's why we're going back in three months for another chest X-ray to check on my progress. It didn't hurt at all!

Mommy said I was a really good boy because they didn't have to sedate me or anything, but I'm happy to be home again!

23 comments:

Beverooni said...

Oh Gizzy, I'm so sorry to hear you had to have an xray but what a good doggy you are. I bet mommy was so proud of you. Now don't forget to take your medicine. (Those pill pockets are pretty clever, aren't they?)

Erika's Crafts Corner said...

So sorry little Gizzy about your little heart. Very much hope the medication will make you feel better and help you. You are such a trooper!

Doris, sorry about Gizzy having such troubles. From personal experience I know how that feels. We do so love our little critters. They bring such joy to our lives, entertain us and make us laugh. Can't imagine life without them in it.

Hope everything else is going well with you. Also wanted to say, Thanks for being such a good friend to me. You are one of a Kind!!

Talk to you soon....Erika

Ginny said...

Well, Gizzy, I am so sorry to hear this! Have you been showing any symptoms? But from what I know about this in humans, it can continue to be mild for years and years. You were such a good boy at the vet's!!! I hope mommy gave you a big reward!! You are a very photogenic doggie, and I just love looking at your latest pictures! I have never heard of these pill pockets,are they like a treat that you put the pill in? How clever!! I'm wondering if they have them for cats? Then again, cats are much more finiky eaters than dogs. Gizzy, you are going to stay well for a long time with such a good mommy and vet!

Parsley said...

Our dog Henry had heart failure and was on meds. The meds gave us precious time with him. Wishing you the best.

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Na , prima das es nicht zu schlimm ist.
Wenn Du magst mach doch bei meinem 24 Stundenrätsel mit!
Tschüss
Doris

Cat said...

Such a good puppy! My dear lab had that, plus lung cancer, and neither were caught in time for real treatment. I'm so thankful that you and your vet have been on top of things so you may share a longer time together, Mommy and child!

Bless you!

Faith said...

Dear Gizzy,
I hope that you are feeling better soon.. Take your pills and let your mommy take good care of you...my mommy loves me too..isn't it nice to be loved up...and taken care of...

Spanky

Chatty Crone said...

Darn! The good thing is you got it early - you will give him medicine - you'll do exactly what the doctor says - and you can live a long time with it.

I'm sorry though - I know it hurts.

sandie

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Oh my sweet Gizzy .. I am so sorry to hear you have puney heart. But I know mommie will take very good care of you. You know how I know this??? She loves you very very much... Besides your such a good boy and good boys are the best :)Doris I am sorry to hear the little man is not doing so well.. but like but like Ginny said.. meds and the proper care can sure make a huge difference!
Sending out hugs to the both of you ;)
Pitty says take more naps :)
M

gin said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear about this, Gizzy. Be sure and take your medicine. You were such a good doggie for the vet. Keep us posted with a lot of cute photos. I know your mom will take extra special good care of you..

sprinkles said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your congestive heart failure, that's too bad. But luckily, it was caught early and modern medicine can do so many things these days! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Gizzy you have a wonderful Mommy who loves you so much and is very wise to hide the pills. I've never heard of those pill pockets before. Be a goodie and take your pills and be well. Much love, Linda

debbie said...

DEAR GIZZY,
GIVE YOUR MOMMIE A HUG AND I AM SO VERY GLAD YOU WERE A GOOD BOY AT THE VETS. X-RAYS CAN BE SCAREY SOMETIMES BUT YOU KNEW THE DR. WAS TRYING TO HELP YOU.
I AM SO VERY GLAD YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE MEDICINE AND YOU WILL FEEL BETTER REAL SOON.
DORIS, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS BUT IF THE VET WRITES A PRESCRIPTION YOU CAN GET GIZZY'S MEDS FILLED AT WAL-MART. SAMMY, OUR SCHNAUZNER IS ON AN ANTIBIOTIC EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AND IT IS ONE ON THEIR 4.00 LIST.....WHEN THE MED COMES OUT AND YOU LOOK AT THE LABEL....IT SAYS....SAMMY: NON-HUMAN......I TOLD THE PHARMACIST THAT SAMMY IS MORE HUMAN THAN MOST PEOPLE BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THEY CAN GET THEIR PETS MEDICINE AT WAL MART PHARMACY....I WOULD CERTAINLY CHECK AND SEE IF IT IS CHEAPER FOR YOU.
STAY COOL......IT IS SO VERY HOT HERE EVEN AT 10 PM AT NIGHT.
LOVE AND HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Jindi's Cottage said...

Gizzy you are very good dog to behave so nicely at the vets...hope you feel better with your special tablets.

Julies knitting corner said...

Gizzy is brave its not nice news I know as Bonnie my JRussell has addisions diesase and is on tablets for life with 3 monthly blood tests. It dose not stop her being active though, and I am sure Gizzy will be the same.

P.S. Thank you for your kind comments. You asked about the ladybird toy I knitted, I am sorry but I made this off the top of my head for fun about 3 years ago. So I did not write it up as a pattern to keep. Glad you like it. best wishes Julie.C

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Excellent advice from Debbie!

Gizzy, you are ALL HEART -- no wonder yours is a bit worn out -- but you will be fine with Doris looking after you and loving you so much!!!

the booker man said...

hihi gizzy!
wow, you sure were super brave at the vet! i'm sorry you have to take those icky meddies, but i hope that they help your heart feel the betterment very soon like! oh, and i totally agree with you that those pill pocket thingies are soooo delish!!
*woof*
the booker man

pee s -- we haven't had any nice breezes this week. boohoo.

AkasaWolfSong said...

Dear Doris and Gizzy...

Well, while this is upsetting news the good thing is the Doc spotted it and now you can get some relief from your meds. You are such a sweet good boy Gizz and I know your Momma loves you so very much and will take good care of you!
Doris...you both are in my prayertime always...hang tough my loves!

May you both be blessed!
xoxoxoxo

Tummetott said...

Hallo Doris,
hoffentlich ist es nicht gar so schlimm mit Gizzy, du bist sicher sehr in Sorge.
Ich drücke euch die Daumen, dass mit der Medizin alles gut klappt.
Liebe Grüße aus einem verregneten Deutschland
Michaela

glor said...

Gizzy glad that you have the medicine to take and make sure you do as your mom says! We all love you!!!

Silke said...

Oh, Gizzy, you are such a good dog and I know your Mommy is going to take extra good care of you!!

Dear Doris, I am sorry Gizzy is showing some heart trouble. It's so hard when our furry friends are not as well as we'd like them to be. I hope you are holding up ok!

Love and a hug, Silke

*Ulrike* said...

Ah Gizzy, mommy is doing all the right things to make sure you have a very happy life with her!!

The Beneficial Bee said...

Praying for Gizzy!