Saturday, February 21, 2009

In A Heartbeat!

The visit to WSU went well. The cardiologist was pleased with the way Bacchus looked and the fact he is maintaining his weight. There are still problems that need resolving. His heart beat is still too fast so we've adjusted that medication. His eating patterns are sporadic. But when she came to talk with us after the procedure she was laughing. "He just snored through the whole procedure!"

He's uncomfortable today. I had thought the device would be a small disc. The "reveal" as it is called is perhaps an inch wide and three inches long. No wonder he's sore! Plus he didn't get all his meds yesterday because he was too groggy. We didn't want to add to the trauma. Not that we could have rousted him enough anyway!

The best part for us is that he slept through the night. At least we thought he did. Actually the remains of his uneaten lunch burger was gone from his dish this morning and he did scoff down his morning mixed grill.

June, if you're reading this, don't fret over the "bad" sausage. The important thing is to get the medications into him. He needs the nutritional value of his regular food but his doctors say to do whatever is necessary to get him to eat and of course we've been at this long enough now he's learned how to play me!

The next step is stitches out in 10 days, a blood pressure check and EKG. He doesn't have to go back to WSU for a month. In three months there will be another whole battery of follow ups. I asked the cardiologist if she thought we'd still have him in three months and she replied she certainly hoped so. True optimism or professional pride I'm not sure but I'll go with the optimism. Not that I won't be stewing the whole time. That's me.

If the weather will cooperate, which seems unlikely, we have a few day trips planned which will be trauma free for the kid and us. He needs to have some fun. We need to have some fun. And we're going to do it together!


Margie's Musings said...

What a darling dog! You must be spending a fortune on his treatment but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Anonymous said...

Good news! My continued positive thoughts and hugs for Bacchus. I think of him each day, all optimistic thoughts. Hang in there big fella, we're all rooting for you. CU

Sylvia K said...

I'm so happy for you guys and particularly for Bacchus! Do hope he continues to do well! I'm holding good thoughts for your all!

Linda said...

Tell Bacchus "Good Boy" for me. Good to see him up and moving. He seems to take it all in stride.