Minnie Has A Heart Murmur

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Postby BigDogBuford » April 14th, 2009, 11:39 pm

She had a check up tonight and the vet heard a tiny murmur. Nothing to do but monitor it at this point. Could be due to her Addison's disease or Prednisone therapy.
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Postby airwalk » April 14th, 2009, 11:57 pm

Well crapola
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Postby BigDogBuford » April 15th, 2009, 12:07 am

airwalk wrote:Well crapola


Yeah. She's done so well with her Addison's that this really kinda took me by surprise. Oh well. She's fine and we'll just keep an eye on her. We also drew blood and will have results tomorrow.
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Postby airwalk » April 15th, 2009, 12:09 am

She couldn't have a better owner if she picked one herself.
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Postby Malli » April 15th, 2009, 3:57 am

meh, if its a little one then its no biggie (no pun) :)

Shes got a good momma, and like you said shes fine :| :wink:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » April 15th, 2009, 7:07 am

I ditto what everybody else said. Hopefully it stays minor and she continues to live a nice long life with you. :)
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Postby Hundilein » April 15th, 2009, 9:02 am

Good thoughts for Minnie that it doesn't cause her any trouble.
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Postby Jenn » April 15th, 2009, 9:16 am

Ditto again to what's already been said. :hug3:
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Postby TheRedQueen » April 15th, 2009, 9:19 am

Xander's had one for years...found as a tiny one a while back, and over the years it's gotten worse...but he's still symptom free at 8 years old. :D

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Postby BigDogBuford » April 15th, 2009, 9:26 am

Thanks guys! It's not the murmur that I worry about so much as now I'm afraid of starting to see more side effects of her Addison's.
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Postby cheekymunkee » April 15th, 2009, 11:10 pm

'm so sorry, poor Minnie
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Postby Jenn » April 15th, 2009, 11:16 pm

How were the blood results, got them back yet?
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Postby BigDogBuford » April 15th, 2009, 11:20 pm

Jenn wrote:How were the blood results, got them back yet?



Yep. Her lab work was completely normal, so no changes with her Addison's. We'll stay at the same dosage of Prednisone and Percorten-V.
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Postby Malli » April 16th, 2009, 3:10 am

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Postby Violet » April 21st, 2009, 11:17 pm

How old is she now, Katt? 4? I would normally just shrug off a heart murmur. Ketos had his probably his whole life and it never effected him until two years ago (at 10) As closely as Minnie has been vetted, I would tend to worry more that its popped up recently. Lots of good thoughts. Shes in good hands with you. Otherwise she never would have survived her addisons crash.
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Postby BigDogBuford » April 22nd, 2009, 12:03 am

Violet wrote:How old is she now, Katt? 4? I would normally just shrug off a heart murmur. Ketos had his probably his whole life and it never effected him until two years ago (at 10) As closely as Minnie has been vetted, I would tend to worry more that its popped up recently. Lots of good thoughts. Shes in good hands with you. Otherwise she never would have survived her addisons crash.


Yep, she's four. And I totally agree. It's not the murmur that I'm worried about, more that it suddenly turned up. Nothing to do but monitor and she's been doing really well lately so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed.
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Postby iluvk9 » April 22nd, 2009, 6:06 am

My Mom had a heart murmur and lived till 80+.I don't know what that is in dog years. :giggle:
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Postby Jenny » April 23rd, 2009, 7:59 am

Good thoughts for Minnie!
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