Im sure this is not very interesting blog material day after day, but an update is due.
Yesterday I talked to the Vet and told him I wasn't ready to give up on Elliott just yet.
He's got too much spunk in him still.
I asked him if we could do some blood tests just to rule out a viral infection and possibly do a chest tap to pull out some of the fluid from his lungs to see if we could find a cause.
He agreed and today I took him in for that.
They took his blood samples, no results of that until next week.
They couldn't do a chest tap, lots of reasons but mostly it would be too dangerous.
He did do another chest xray and saw more evidence of congestive heart failure - classic case he said...so I guess the chest tap isn't really that important since we were able to confirm the heart is failing.
So, we're going to do two things. A diuretic. He'll pee like a race horse. Hopefully that will take the fluid out of his lungs, and a heart med. - to help his heart pump.
Oh yeah and some low sodium dog food. He's gonna be so pissed at that... Ha!
And I feel better, hopefully he'll start feeling better soon too.
Took this picture this morning...I was changing the bedding on our bed, he took about 2 seconds to make himself comfortable in the big pile of blankets and fall asleep :-)