Hello everyone. It is nice to be back in your company. My apologies for my absence over the last couple of years. When I last posted we had just gotten the 2007 Cav Calendar distributed and I am so thrilled to see that it is still being put together each year In January 2007 I lost my job and hubby and I moved to Birmingham, AL....since then we have been working a ton of hours, building a house, trying to start a 2-legged family and otherwise not had time for much of anything else. For now, I have started a new job working from home and our first baby, a girl, is due in July! Life really is wonderful and our two cav boys are thrilled that mommy is now home all day!
Duncan and Arthur are now almost 4 and almost 3 and still as crazy as ever.
Just to update - Arthur has had some health problems - our vet made a loose diagnosis with what we thought was a murmur at not even 1.5 yrs old..we were devastated that he was affected that early in his life. We are lucky enough to have a veterinary cardiologist 1 mile from our house who we love. She diagnosed him with endocarditis and not a murmur. The endocarditis for those who don't know (as I didn't) is an bacterial infection that got to his heart. Arthur has had chronic colitis and IBS since we got him and it looks like one of his flare ups in his bowels allowed the infection to get to his heart. After 6 weeks of heavy antibiotics we saw the cardiologist again and the infection on his valve is better reducing his diagnosed "murmur" to minimal and not showing signs of MVD yet. We are on beta-blockers to keep his heart pumping slow and steady and make sure that valve doesn't experience and undue stress but we have not had any progression in 18+ months. He doesn't know anything is wrong and takes his medicine like a champ - sitting on top of his food. Needless to say any signs of a bowel flare up and we start antibiotice IMMEDIATELY!
Duncan, of course, is still a picture of health!
Really, I couldn't ask for anything more here, but I have missed all of my cavvie companions. I hope that you all don't mind if I jump back in and try and be a part of this board again.