As some of you know... one of our Whippet Girls - Isis has congestive heart failure at only 7 years old. We are savoring every minute we have with her as we're not sure how long that is. In late April we were told 4-6 weeks. Here we are in September and she's still with us!
Our sweet Girl appears to be OK now... but last night she had a few coughing fits and then very rapid shallow breathing... both bad signs of heart problems.
We called our vet at 4:30 in the morning- they are a 24 hour vet.... and they gave us some advice for the rest of the evening. She did get a bit better - no more coughing and the breathing much better - but they had us come in to see if her medications needed to be adjusted.
I am happy to say that although her heart sounds very bad (which is not new) her lungs and still clear!!!!!! Her pulse is good too :) They have us a newly approved heart drug (which has been in use in Canada & Europe for years) that they think will help her even more.
So today... we had planned on going to the Renaissance Faire - but I am more than happy to stay home with Isis and the other Girls to keep an eye on her - and Bob took our two adorable neighbor twin boys to the Faire.