He has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure and renal failure. Renal Failure dx was about 2 years ago. CHF 3 weeks ago. I had him in ER 3 wks ago due to coughing and difficulty breathing. This is when he was dx with CHF. I gave him medication for the fluid and he did better for a week, eating again, etc. A few days ago he stopped eating most anything, will drink water, has started having seizures
at night. I was told what will help his heart will do more harm to his kidneys and what will help his kidneys will do more harm to his heart. His numbers for his murmur is 1-2 which tells me his heart is pumping ok. I believe what he is experiencing has to do more with is kidneys. The KD diet did well for the past couple of years but since he won't eat, I have given him whatever makes him happy, now he has no interest in food. He is 14 1/5 yrs old. I was told he could see a cardiologist for meds which will help balance his kidney and heart diseases
, however that means many labs, echoes, and other tests the doctor mentioned. It is so stressful for him to go to the dr. now. I don't want him to feel the anxiety of all the tests wondering if this will even be helpful at this point. I love him so much and don't want to see him suffer and would do anything for him. I don't know what is the right thing. If I knew all these tests and medications would make him well or give him much more time, I would do it without hesitation. I am doing what I can to make him comfortable. A/D diet, pedialyte, fluid medication for his CHF. If you have any suggestions, I am open to them. I want him comfortable and happy for the remainder of his time.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Casper?
Customer: He's a fighter and very important to me. :)
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.