sraun: first picture of ziggy (Shih Tzu Ziggy)
[personal profile] sraun
It's not Addison's. It's third-degree {something something} - I think the second word was arrhythmia?

Basically, his nerves are not communicating well enough with his heart to tell it to fire.

The treatment is a pacemaker. That's not in the cards. The veterinary cardiologist gives him maybe a month left to live.

Date: 2017-07-12 05:26 pm (UTC)
pameladean: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pameladean
Oh no, I'm so very sorry to hear that. He is such a complete honey of a dog.

P.

Date: 2017-07-12 06:28 pm (UTC)
stoutfellow: Joker (Default)
From: [personal profile] stoutfellow
Yeah, I know about that sort of choice; the vet offered therapy for Ben's cancer - I don't recall whether it was chemo or radiation - but I couldn't see doing that to a dog. Hard enough on a human, who can at least know why it's happening.

My deepest sympathies.

Date: 2017-07-12 08:57 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. Such a good dog, too.

Date: 2017-07-13 12:30 am (UTC)
commodorified: And now all road are uncommonly flat, and all hair stands on end. (roads uncommonly flat)
From: [personal profile] commodorified
Oh crap. I'm sorry, hon. I know you'll make it the best month it can be.

Date: 2017-07-13 03:29 am (UTC)
archangelbeth: Sad female face, with horns. (Sad Eyes)
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Many condolences. O:(

Date: 2017-07-13 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ndrosen
It hurts. I know it hurts.

But it happens sooner or later that our friends, whether furry or bipedal, will be with us no more, or that we will no longer be with them.

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