4My2Greys Posted July 11, 2013 Share Posted July 11, 2013 I took Nadir to Auburn today to have a 2nd echo done to check if there was any worsening of his heart condition and 3rd ultrasound to check the status of the thrombus that was found on the first visit back in May. When I told them of the increased panting when I just walk him around the yard to use the bathroom there was concern he was going into heart failure. Thankfully the echo showed no worsening of his heart condition. We still don't know what is wrong with his heart, bloodwork doesn't give any clue to an underlying cause. They're sending blood to NC State to have a full tick panel run to rule out TBD. After that the only thing left to do would be a biopsy and considering the condition of his heart that is not happening. The ultrasound also showed good news in that the thrombus was smaller. The bad news is that one of the reasons it was smaller is because part of it broke off and traveled down and is occluding the blood flow to his right leg. Turns out the panting he's been doing is from the terrible pain this causes . Amantadine has been added to his pain regimen along with the gabapentin and tramadol and the clopidogrel to prevent more clots forming. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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