Thursday, February 17, 2011
A few days ago I noticed Ceasar was vomiting up his food, sometimes two or three times per day. After the fourth day, we took him into the vet. Some blood work showed abnormalities so they did an X-Ray and we received very unexpected, bad news. Ceasar's heart is seriously enlarged, which is putting pressure on his diaphragm. In other words, he's in congestive heart failure.
We are going to put him on medications to see if we can't mask the symptoms and give him some extra time, but it's tough. Right now, he's not suffering. Sure, he's a bit lethargic and not his usual perky self (see picture above), but otherwise he's the same dog we've had since my husband and I married (the pooch had been with my husband for several years before I came into the picture).
You never realize how attached you become to your pets until situations like these arise. I'm just hoping we can keep him around for as long as possible. Being powerless to do anything more just plain sucks.