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Cathy Moon
14th August 2007, 03:31 AM
Today I took Geordie and Chocolate to Ohio State University for their cardiology appointments. We left at 6:45 a.m. to get there at 9:00, and we arrived exactly on time.

The cardiologist had very good news for us - their heart murmurs are still very slight - grade 1 of 6, so there has been no change. They have no restrictions, and we've been told to return in 12-18 months for their next checkup. :)

Rj Mac
14th August 2007, 03:40 AM
Glad to hear the appointment went well :D

Cathy Moon
14th August 2007, 03:58 AM
Aw thanks!

Denise G.
14th August 2007, 05:14 AM
That's wonderful news, Cathy! :)

Karlin
14th August 2007, 11:04 AM
That's great news! It must be such a relief when you get the report back and know they are fine now for another year. :)

sallymum
14th August 2007, 11:20 AM
Great news. :)

Charleen
14th August 2007, 12:06 PM
Fantastic news!

Cleo's Person
14th August 2007, 12:19 PM
Fabulous news Cathy! You must be thrilled to get the all clear for another year.

Lynn
14th August 2007, 12:35 PM
:rah: Awesome news!!!! :rah:

Cathy T
14th August 2007, 04:31 PM
Hooray! Doing the happy dance here. That's great news Cathy!

Azriel
14th August 2007, 10:05 PM
glad to hear the good news! it must be relieving to hear that!

Cathryn
14th August 2007, 10:08 PM
:rah: That's great news!! :rah:

*Pauline*
15th August 2007, 12:04 AM
That's really good news Cathy, you must be relieved :hug: How old are they?

jesika
15th August 2007, 12:16 AM
Glad to hear that it was a good appointment :)

Cathy Moon
15th August 2007, 04:10 AM
That's really good news Cathy, you must be relieved :hug: How old are they?
Chocolate is 5.5 years old and Geordie is 4. Geordie was diagnosed just before he turned age 3 - he was being evaluated for the PSOM study at OSU when the murmur was discovered.

Both of them have a left basilar systolic murmur grade I and a mild systolic click, indicative of slight mitral valve prolapse.

By the way, our cardiologist recommends cavaliers under age 5 with a slight murmur should be evaluated every 18 months. When they reach age 5 they should be examined every 12 months.

Signs of decreased cardiac function to watch for are exercise intolerance, coughing, and respiratory difficulty. If any of these symptoms are noticed, they recommend bringing the dog in sooner.

The Senior Student we were assigned to told me they were both excellent patients! It sounds funny, but I actually felt proud of them! :)