Sleep. Shush... He is sleeping.
Sometimes... we think that our best friend will be with us forever. But that's not how things work. Forever doesn't happen.
Ever since i came home to live and work, my life has pretty much revolved around the Curly being my sanity check. He taught me about patience and he showed me that unconditional love does exist. He is with me whole days. While i work, he sits beside me. While i watch tv, he watches with me. While i am in garden doing things, he is never too far. He waits for me. While i cook, he is just there.
On one my past jobs, the turnover in staff is so high that i got used to people coming and leaving. I made friends but i never got too attached to them being around long. After a while, it was just like.. bye.. see you around. Things get jaded after a while.
But my current staff Curly's been with me for four and a half years... right beside me.
We got back from the vet few hours ago. The diagnosis didn't seem too shocking at the clinic. But when i came home and did some research, it hit home.
The vet took him to the Central Equine Hospital in Perak Turf Club to have his chest x-rayed. They have the best imaging facilities there. The xray was very very clear.
His heart is enlarged as the vet feared. His lungs is with fluids.
He is given Fortekor® Flavour 5 (Benazepril) to ease the enlarged heart and a couple more medicines for runny nose and fever and another medicine to help clear the fluids in the lungs. He will be on meds for 2 weeks and probably be on Fortekor for the rest of his life. We will be going to the vet again in 2 weeks time.
The vet advised me not to stress him. Let him rest. No strenuous exercises. His breathing is suddenly very rapid overnight.
His breathing was too rapid after the meds just now.
There is not much we can do for the moment. We will see how he takes to the medicine and just let him be his happy self.
Can a canine enlarged heart return to normal?
I don't know how much longer he is going to be with me but each day will be our day of grace. We shall have some hope.
Dom and his tabby kitten watching the sunset at the porch last Wednesday.
There were a few articles which i read just now. Here are the links below. Hope someone will find it useful.