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I've just had the results from Darcys 24 hour heart monitor test and I think it really is fair to say that the miracle continues :wub:

 

The reason the test was being done was because when Darcy first took ill with her latest major ailment ( :rolleyes: ) her heart was in a very very bad way. One of the issues was that she was having runs of arrhythmias (irregular heart beats) and this was of great concern to the cardiologist (and us, obviously). She'd been on medication for her general condition (dilated cardiomyopathy) for about three weeks when she went in for the 24 hour test and it seems that as well as the drugs shrinking her heart and increasing the pumping action, they are also working on the arrhythmias and now they are not coming in runs, they are just popping up every now and then - so no specific medication needs to be added in at this time :D

 

And now Darcy can be taken for walks again. Emily (Cardiologist) said to take her for short regular walks and I asked for clarification so she said ten minute walks....6 times a day :eek:rofl I did remind her that if we ever attempted to get Darcy out of this house for a walk 6 times a day, she would most certainly pack her dotted hanky and leave home :rofl so we've agreed on twice a day :D

 

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(I know she's not fixed but this is the very best news that we could have hoped for, particularly since the improvement in the irregular beats takes her down a step in the risk category for a sudden....you know what)

 

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I'm curious, is pimobendan one of the meds she's on? When Pearl's heart got worse (it's a different heart disease she had) they put her on what has been touted as the miracle drug for canines only and it's supposed to actually improve the heart. That was the pimobendan.

I think another name is Vetmedin.

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Darcy :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

 

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I'm curious, is pimobendan one of the meds she's on? When Pearl's heart got worse (it's a different heart disease she had) they put her on what has been touted as the miracle drug for canines only and it's supposed to actually improve the heart. That was the pimobendan.

I think another name is Vetmedin.

She is indeed on Vetmedin :) And also a drug called Enacard.

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:yay:confetti:yay

 

So glad to hear this good news! I hope Darcy won't be put out by her 2 walks a day. :)

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What fantastic news Bev!

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Amazng = Darcy She is truly a miracle girl Bev.

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:yay Darcy :yay

 

I think your name should be changed to Medical Marvel. It might not be pretty, but it's true. :D

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