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    At south texas vet..getting her in as an emergancy.
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    At south texas vet..getting her in as an emergancy.
    Glad you are getting to see someone this morning. Hope Holly had a good night. I do want to clarify something. In a previous post, I was not trying to compare Sydney’s heart issues to Holly. I was just pointing out that the symptoms Sydney had were similar to Holly’s and the did come on in a matter of months. I should have explained further that seeing a cardiologist may be a good idea for getting an exact diagnosis.

    Pat gave you some excellent information. She puts a lot of time, thought and effort into her posts, and you can see how she cares about her own cavaliers as well as ours. She is always willing to share what information she has and has given so many of us here great info, including myself. However, she mentioned that Sydney is in advanced heart failure after many years of MVD.

    This would not at all be anything similar to Sydney who is in advanced heart failure after many years of MVD; Holly has had no symptoms of heart failure so you can't compare the two situations.
    To clear this up, Sydney had a Grade 4 heart murmur early last year and has been seeing a cardiologist since. Late last year he was diagnosed with early stage MVD – medication not needed at that time. In March of this year, his condition started changing and he went, in a matter of months from early stage to advanced stage MVD/CHF. It was at this time he was given medication for the first time for his heart. Over the last 4 months, his condition has continually changed and worsened, some of his medication has been changed and some added. He is, however, as of today, doing well considering the last scare we had in the ER.

    I hope all goes well for you today. When you have a chance, let us know how all of you are.

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    Well, I am very exhausted but I think Holly is in the best care possible.

    They are doing an Abdominal ultrasound, Echo, Ecg & blood pressure.

    Some interesting points from just her physical exam. They said the "click" in heart that my vet heard is because her valves are closing at different times making that sound. That her murmur is so faint they were surprised a GP vet even picked it up? Finally she has an irregular heart beat. I believe the irregular heart beat has been brought up before at the GP. I'm so exhausted I can't remember.

    I was up all night with her on my pillow making sure she was still breathing. They are running all the tests now and we are waiting at home.

    This is vet number FIVE that didn't think she needed the abdominal ultrasound but I requested they do it. It was not much more since we are doing it at the same time as everything else. That way we can rule it out for good!

    The specialist does not think the two events are related... but still wonder!

    Just waiting. They said I should hear from the in the next hour or two..... Going to call in about an hour
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    My gosh, dear little Holly ! Just after she was feeling better, the girl doesn't deserve all this.

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    [PHP][My gosh, dear little Holly ! Just after she was feeling better, the girl doesn't deserve all this.
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    I couldn't agree more! I pray they are able to figure out something. Did they say when you will hear.
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    My continued thoughts going out to Holly and to you. You are the best mommy she could ever have, you are both so lucky to have each other. I hope you get an answer real soon and its something they can help her with

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    Well the vet finally called:

    Holly has a 2nd degree heart block & Pulmonary hypertension?

    The specialist has lost me. I'm utterly confused. They are starting her on a test to see if they can increase her heart rate? I believe the medication they are testing is atropine. I was woken up from a short nap and somehow I don't quit understand everything they were saying about this condition. A lot of it went over my head in medical terms. The mitral valve leakage was VERY minimal and did not concern them at this time. Her lungs are clear.

    On the upside... her ultrasound showed her stomach & intestines to be empty. NO blockages... and her pancreas to be "normal"



    About to poor myself into online research because I have near heard of a heart block?
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    Well thank goodness her pancreas is ok and there is no blockage...but sudden heart problems now? I am going to start reading up on these conditions too... dear little Holly girl...

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    Just have a minute, but here are some links. If it is bad enough and can't be controlled by meds, a pacemaker can be implanted. You definitely went to the right facility to deal with this!

    http://www.web-dvm.net/avblock.html

    Great site - scroll down to numbers 22 and 23 - scroll way down.

    http://www.vetgo.com/cardio/concepts...p?sectionkey=5

    http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/...mobitz_type_II

    Did they say how the pulmonary hypertension is related? I've had two dogs with PH - medication used to treat is sildenafil (Viagra). Sydney is taking this for PH as a result of MVD. Holly hasn't had heartworm disease that you know about, has she? I've not heard of PH being the result of heart block so I'd like to understand how and if the two problems are related.

    Very good that they can't find any GI problem - maybe that was just God's way of getting you to a good specialist!

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