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    Default Here we go again - Cailean

    We lost Declan in May to MVD.

    Cailean, his 6 year old son, has been coughing and is going for his x-ray tomorrow.

    The vet says he has Grade 2-3 murmur and she can hear fluid

    I am taking every day as it comes and making sure I enjoy every minute I have with Cailean. Declan lasted 8 months from his cough starting. I'm praying we may be lucky enough to have Cailean for much more time than this. We will see.

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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this.

    Have you read through this information? It is very detailed and helpful on what can be done from this point forward, written by someone who has kept some MVD cavaliers going very comfortably into their teens.

    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=561
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    So sorry to hear this sad news. Hope Cailean's symptoms are treatable and he continues to be with us for a very long time.
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    {{{{{{{{Misty}}}}}}}} so sorry to hear that Cailean is poorly. Fingers crossed that his symptoms are treatable. If it's any consolation (though probably not much, knowing you've not long lost Declan) my friend had a beautiful Tri called Bobby who had a grade 4 heart murmur at six months old. He was given around 12mths by the cardiologist and lived until he almost 14!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxxs_Mummy
    {{{{{{{{Misty}}}}}}}} so sorry to hear that Cailean is poorly. Fingers crossed that his symptoms are treatable. If it's any consolation (though probably not much, knowing you've not long lost Declan) my friend had a beautiful Tri called Bobby who had a grade 4 heart murmur at six months old. He was given around 12mths by the cardiologist and lived until he almost 14!!!!
    Ty - it is a comfort and inspiration.

    Even the vet said "oh no, he hasn't got a cough too, has he?"

    He is full of beans though, a complete nutter, so I know he's enjoying life to the maximum.

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    I am so sorry to hear the news. Hopefully with medical care, he will live a long and happy life. We have several members on the board who have kept dogs with MVD into their teens. Both of mine have compromised hearts too. Please keep us posted. Nutter dogs are the best!
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    Misty, are you going to take Cailean to see a Cardiologist? He would be able to give you a better prognosis than your Vet could and also may be able to calm your fears a little

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    Oh Misty - that is sad news, hopefully something more can be done once he sees the specialist, give him a big hug from me and kisses are sent from the boys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxxs_Mummy
    Misty, are you going to take Cailean to see a Cardiologist? He would be able to give you a better prognosis than your Vet could and also may be able to calm your fears a little
    I exchanged e-mails with a cardiologist a couple of weeks ago, from Edinburgh Uni.

    She confirmed that treatment would follow the same pattern as that given to Deccie, so I am happy to continue with the vets because of this.

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    Well, he's had the x-rays done anyway.

    I know it's only a tiny anaesthetic, but you always worry a little.

    Waiting to finish work and collect him later on, for the news.

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