Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29

Thread: My Max

  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    184
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I am so sorry about your little boy and all the problems he is facing.

    I cant offer any help or vetinary knowledge but I do know of a cavalier on another forum that I am a member of who had a pace maker fitted. The pace maker is doing its job but the dog has a number of other health problems, including really bad allegies and skin problems. He is also a very gentle loving boy.

    Edited to add I have got and checked the other site and Patch was first thought to have Addisons but when they did a test it was no. He got his op last Aug.
    Norma
    Gabbie & Tilly

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    118
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    So sorry to hear of your poor Max's troubles. I'd definitely get him referred for a second opinion, vets vary so much

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    238
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Arne, wow thank you, is there any chance you can put me in touch with this other person? i can pm you my email address and maybe we could talk,

    george thanks but there is only one cardiac specialist here in Dublin that my vet knows of and he is taking direction from him, so i dont think going to another vet will help when this is such a rare problem, but i have more questions to ask thanks to the support here reminded me fo things i do need to find out.

    Karlin Syd does not plan to do the operation as he said he wouldnt know where to start, this Tom guy will be doing it. but if he is having negative thoughts now i wonder.... Ma is such a good dog and even now wagging his tail and i even saw him play with a ball rolling form side to side for a few minuites today... it was amazing to see, but after a few rolls he was exausted and needed sleep. he wags his tail when you call hi as if to say come get me i love you but so very tired.....
    thanks

    Fidelma
    ------------------------------------
    The average dog is often a nicer person than the average person. Andrew A. Rooney

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,015
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    Primarily I am curious as to why they would think this isn't MVD/CHF related unless he has had a heart issue ongoing that the vets didn't pick up?

    I would still recommend a second opinion on his range of symtpoms.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Leo Lily Tansy Libby (foster) Mindy (foster)
    In memory: Lucy
    Cavalier SM Infosite:www.smcavaliers.com

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    1,393
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I'm so sorry that you're having to go through all these troubles with Max.

    Realizing that it may not be the same issue, our Charley managed on heart medications and diuretics for many years. He had MVD/CHF.

    His heart was enlarged....in the later stages, and he too had fluid build up, trouble breathing and coughing at night.

    Once we "upped' his diuretics and got his meds sorted, he did very well for quite a long period.

    He never appeared to be in pain, was a tail wagging happy guy.

    I sure hope they can find a solution for your Max.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    238
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Update

    Hello, and thank you all once again for your support.

    Max has been on the steroids, the tablets to clear his lungs of fluid, and tablets to make his heart beat faster...

    he has made somewhat of a recovery, but now they say the operation to replace the valve is a non runner.

    he is going back on Monday for an ECG

    although the tablets have made his heart beat marginally quicker ie now about 40 BPM when he runs this does not increase

    Cloe has to go back for an Xray on Monday also as he wants to make sure all is ok, however she is still limping badly and i wonder if it is....

    all in all things looking up i think......
    thanks

    Fidelma
    ------------------------------------
    The average dog is often a nicer person than the average person. Andrew A. Rooney

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    24,015
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default

    Sorry to hear Max is doing only a bit better -- hopefully you will find the right mix of medications for him.

    I guess I missed that Chloe is limping. Has she been checked for luxating patellas? That is often the cause of limping -- again if this proves to be the case be sure to let the breeder know as breeding dogs producing luxating patellas shouldn't be bred. If that is causing the limping, she'll likely need surgery to deepen the socket at the knee joint.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Leo Lily Tansy Libby (foster) Mindy (foster)
    In memory: Lucy
    Cavalier SM Infosite:www.smcavaliers.com

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    238
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Yes she had an operation but he found her [well the thing you mention that needs to be deepened,] was perfect, the problem came for a ligament... this was fixed and she is still limping but he says this si to be expected.
    thanks

    Fidelma
    ------------------------------------
    The average dog is often a nicer person than the average person. Andrew A. Rooney

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    3,036
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    29

    Default

    I read in the other thread about Max's seizures. That poor little man is having a bad run & he is in my thoughts.
    ~ Sam, Sonny & Beau ~

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •