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.