I posted last week about Luka's ( aged 2.5) heart murmer which was picked up at the vets. I saw a cardiologist on Wednesday and she confirmed the worst. He has a leakage accross the mitral valve. I was expecting this having gained so much information from this site and others experiences. But its still very upsetting.
I watch his every move and I am sure I am transmitting some worry vibe to him He looks so glum and wont let me out of his sight. So I must get a grip.
I have read lots of postings about other peoples experiences and have gained some comfort. Every case is different I know but I feel that I need to look to the more optimistic stories that will give me hope that it is not an immediate death sentence.
The cadiologist said that he was a 4 on some condition scale (not sure what this was, does anyone else know?) and that is close to perfect in that he was slighty underweight. She also confirmed that regular off lead excercise was vital. She wasnt overly encouraging when it came to supplements such as co q10 but did advise fish oil. Said the former wouldnt hurt though.
Thanks again for all your responses to previous posts. I really enjoy looking on the sight.