Hi there, I was interested to read your reply as I seem to be in the same situation. My dear little Katie has just seen a cardiologist as her murmur has gone from a grade 3 in August to a 5/6 last week. She was not on meds until last week, following her fainting for the first time. All of a sudden her future looks bleak and I am devastated, Like you I am not covered in her insurance for her heart (due to me changing companies before I knew she had a murmur, It was put on her notes after cancelling insurance with Saga and before starting with Sainsburys, so at the time of joining Sainsburys the murmur was there. Note to all: if you are considering changing insurers either have a health check a month before the change, then if there is something wrong DO NOT CHANGE, or change while the dog is well, do not have a health check for at least a month after, because if any thing is written in the notes before the exclusion time is up you will NOT be covered for that ailment. ) Anyway, I also live in Essex and saw an excellent cardiologist at VRCC, he has told me Katie has a 5/6 MVD murmer, another murmur on the other side and her heart is 51% bigger than it should be. She is on Vetmedin, Frusemide, and Apresoline. Since starting the frusemide and Apresoline she has become more sleepy - is this supposed to happen? Before I was worried as she kept dashing about, which would bring about a collapse, now I am worried that she is deteriorating. I am encouraged that your Charlie is battling on. I feel so alone battling with this awful illness. I can't beleive it has come on so quickly. I wish I could do more for my beautiful little Katie.
Originally Posted by Karen and Ruby
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