Dr. Mitchell spent a lot of time listening to her heart and her belly with his stethoscope. He said her belly sounds were good. Her heart rate was also much lower than when she first became so ill. I guess her heart rate was so high the last time it was about to pound right out of her little chest. The results of her blood test was good, too. Dr. Mitchell said she didn't need to take the Lasix anymore. She needs to continue with her other 2 drugs, probably for the remainder of her life.
I explained to Dr. Mitchell that Annie still didn't want to take long walks and her appetite was off. We keep her food out like cat owners do with their pets. Instead of Annie gobbling her food up in 60 seconds like she used to, she now takes about 6 hours or more to eat. We pretty much let Annie just do what she wants, when she wants to do it. Dr. Mitchell was fairly pleased with her progress and we take her back for another blood test in 4 weeks.
Then yesterday poor little Annie was really off her game again. She didn't have any fainting spells or seizures, but she just didn't want to get up off the couch.
I told her I wanted to take her picture for the blog and she did lift her head up for a moment. She put it right back down again quickly.
This is pretty much how she behaved all day until around mid-afternoon. She finally began some actual movement and then ate her breakfast that was still waiting for her.
This morning she is more like her normal self again. She even ate her breakfast about an hour after I put it into her bowl. She is snoozing on her little floor pillow now. I am detecting some quiet snoring going on down there, so maybe she is having a great dream about chasing a squirrel or something fun like that. Hope so!
Until next time.....so long for now!