Sunday, April 5, 2009

Scooter's Diagnosis

Well, after another scary episode Thursday, I decided to do some detective work on None of Scooter's seizures seemed to be the same, they all looked different, and all had different side effects.

One of the most notable ones was the weight gain in Scooter. He seriously gained 7 pounds in 2 months. On a 14 pound dog, that's a LOT.

Friday's vet visit confirmed all I had read online:

Congestive Heart Failure.

There's good and bad with it. Good is that he may live a lot longer with good care at home and effective medicines.

The bad news is that he is a terrier and he wants to play. He still is trying to be normal, but he knows something is up. It scares him, and he always seems to be short of breath.

It's MY job to keep him calm so that his heart does not get overworked and explode. This is until the medicine kicks in and we have a better idea of how much physical activity he can handle.

He WILL be ok. If not, I am prepared for the worst. My hopes are high, many dogs live with this their whole life.

You can read about it here:

Pray that he makes it through this. He is a good boy and our lives would not be the same without him.


My Little Family: said...

I'm so sorry to hear this yet, I am happy for you that you have a diagnosis. Sounds like something you may be able control with meds. I'm rooting for Scooter!

Eli's Lids said...

Wow! I hope that now that you know what it is things can get better!


This is the coolest dog ever!