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    Blondie and Braggs saw the cardiologist today. Blondie has been coughing more, so her Lasix was increased. Her heart is the same, but the CHF is progressing. She is still full of energy. It took two vet techs to hold her still for the ultrasound.

    Braggs was referred to the cardiologist by our vets because she has a very slow heart rate (58-60). After an EKG and ultrasound, there was no reason for her heart rate to be so slow. No heart murmur, leaky valve, or enlarged heart. The vet said she has the heart of an athlete. It must be all the walking we do. There is no medication that would help her and she is not a candidate for a pacemaker. We just have to keep an eye on her and watch for any changes. I do feel better knowing there is nothing wrong with her heart.

    What an expensive day! I just spent almost as much as I make in a month, in one hour.
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    I'm glad Braggs did so well. And as for Blondie, well, I've had CHF for 11 years now, and we have to tweak my meds from time to time, too. All that exercise is probably the reason she feels so good and feisty. I get fidgeting during the ultrasound, too.
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    Thanks, Deborah. I have heart problems and I have been coughing as much as Blondie. Probably because I never take my Lasix. I can't stand making so many trips to the bathroom, so I stopped taking it.
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    Shame on you Becky! You need to take your meds! I'm so glad the "B" girls got good reviews. It's so good that you take them for their long walks. I know my very first cocker, Puppy had CHF also.. we hiked every day. He lived with us for over 8 years on all the meds and did well.

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    Yes Becky,please take your meds!! Glad your guys got a good report from the Vet and hoping Blondie's meds will help keep her CHF under control.
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    I'm sorry about the bill, but I'm glad everyone is doing relatively ok.

    Take your meds!!! You do too much good in your piece of the world to neglect yourself.
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    Yes, Becky, take your meds. I am a nurse, please take them and take care of yourself as well. I know that it is a pain to take lasix. Glad Blondie and Braggs are stable and feeling good. It's all the good care and exercise they get.
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    I'm glad the girls are doing good. Becky you need to take care of yourself. Who will take care of your babies if you get sick.

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    So glad that the "B" girls got good vet reports. Give them all a love from me. As for you missy....you need to take care of yourself so that you can continue to take such good csre of them. Be good to yourself.
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    Becky, please, please take your Lasix, if only for the sake of your dogs. Besides, they'll follow you into the bathroom anyway.
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