02-13-2011, 11:49 PM
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EKG scheduled tomorrow, wish us luck, please!
I had an issue over the weekend. Not me, my dog. His belly became seriously distended. To the Emergency clinic we went. One ultrasound (normal) follwed by a belly tap for fluid for cytology testing showed inconclusive results. He goes in for an EKG tomorrow, (yes, there is such a thing as vet cardiologists) performed by William Herndon, DVM, a top cardiologist in his field. After the research I've done, and which has been confirmed by my primary vet Doc and the ER DVM, Doc has one of two things: a heart condition or that dreaded "C" word. I'm hoping for the heart, as it's treatable. The type of cancer, should he have it, is a poor prognosis, as it's untreatable. Even if it was, only a desperate person puts a dog through chemo at 12 years of age. I'm hoping for some type of minor heart issue and that he still has a few years left. I love my little buddy.