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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gizzy's Health Status Update!

Just a quick note about Gizzy's Vet visit this morning:

For the first time - ever - he was trembling in the examining room. He's never done that before, but I think he remembers the traumatic dental when they yanked five of his teeth out and cauterized a mole .... it took him nearly  three weeks to get back to normal.

But, today, I didn't have to leave him. The Vet took his chest x-ray (again without sedation) and it showed that his heart has not enlarged any more since he was put on medication (about four months ago) meaning the medicine is working! Congestive heart failure is irreversible, but with proper treatment Gizzy can live a good, long life. That was the good news.

Bad news is that he needs surgery next month to remove two lumps (small ones) and cauterize another black mole...so, he'll have to be anesthetized again. I will ask the Vet for a little sedative (like a Valium) to give him when I drop him off. He doesn't need to be shaking and scared out of his mind sitting in that holding cell at the Vet's - that can't be good for his ticker, but that's next month...this month we are fine!

Thanks everyone for thinking of us. We appreciate your good thoughts and prayers, right Gizzy?


Right, mommy! We are blessed!

17 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

Love and hugs to both of you. Glad Gizzy's xray came back with better news. XOXO The Olde Bagg, Linda

Faith said...

oh that is wonderful new Doris..about his sweet little heart. Smile for the camera Gizzy you are so cute..

Aunt of 14 said...

SO SO SO GOOD to know Gizzy is doing well! :)

BTW, where did you get that dogs bed? I want one!

gin said...

So happy for Gizzy's good report.

glor said...

Glad to hear that Gizzy's heart is doing well, sorry to hear about whats coming next month, but better to get it taken care of.

Samantha G said...

I'm so glad to hear his good news! I'm sorry about the lumps etc. next month, but hopefully it's a relatively routine thing and he'll be back to himself in no time after the surgery.

My kitty has a vet apppointment tomorrow, just her yearly thing and everything seems fine- so hopefully they won't find anything during the exam. She is going to be 19 this year! She's almost old enough to drink ;)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor Gizzy, no fun having to go to the vet for more surgery. We hope those lumps are not serious, but best to have them taken care of. We love you, Gizzy.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Angela said...

I'm glad that you did get a good report about Gizzy's heart! I've never heard of black moles on dogs before. Are they potentially cancerous or would he be fine if you left it there?

Hugs,
Angela

Janine said...

Oh je, ich hoffe es geht deinem Baby bald besser.
Man leidet immer so schrecklich mit, wenn es den kleinen schlecht geht.

Ruth said...

That is great news what would we do without our fur babies. I would be lost without my two. Blessings and hugs to you and Gizzy.

Home In The Hollow said...

Oh that face, Doris is so precious! I know what you're going through about the anesthetizing...I had to do it with my Kiera...she was so scared and for the x-rays too...I though her eyes were going to pop out of their sockets and her heart come right through her chest...it wasn't pretty! I agree...ask that they give him a sedative when he gets there..no don't ask...insist on it!...:)JP

Clara said...

So good to hear that Gizzy had a good report on his ticker and that his other problems are being monitored and taken care of. We love you Giz!

Ann said...

Aww Gizzy so glad to hear your x-rays came out good. Sweet picture

San-Dee said...

I'm so happy to hear Gizzy's doing so well-and if it's any encouragement my husband has lived with an enlarged heat from congestive heart failure for over 15 years, and that's without taking as good care of himself as he should have!

xxooxx to you and {{hugs}} for the trip to the vet next month. keep smiling, you're in my prayers.

AkasaWolfSong said...

So happy to hear Gizzy is doing so well...you know I hold you both close to my heart Dear Sister Doris!

Will continue to hold you both in my prayertime and send healing energies Gizz's way!

All My Love,
Akasa

Kerrie said...

oh no, the poor Gizz! That brought tears to my eyes!! I pray he will have a long and healthy life after his upcoming surgery. He has been through a lot for such a little guy! Hugs to you, Kerrie

sprinkles said...

Glad Gizzy's x-rays provided some good news to you.

Sorry about the surgery next month though. Will keep Gizzy in my prayers.