SUMMARY: Consulted with the vet.
Tika was just about jumping out of her skin with enthusiasm this morning to go play ball in the yard. I explained that the emergency vet had said no running, be sedate, for a week. Then I gave her the usual sedative and headed off to see our regular vet. Poor Tika, shaking in her crate when I pulled into the parking lot.
We went over the results from the emergency clinic and talked about possible progressions of the disease, possible treatments, and next steps, which are:
- Keep her sedate, no intense things (running, tug) for TWO weeks!! Ack!
- Next week, repeat the chest x-ray to see how much the diuretic has helped.
- Get an ultrasound for detailed info about the strength of her heart.
- Keep her on the diuretic for the rest of her life. Later, add more heart meds as needed.
Tika helping at the score table Sunday.