Friday, July 6, 2018

Breathe Baby Breathe

We had to rush Muffin to the ER Vet last night at dinner time. (Thankfully our Vet IS the ER Vet.)

She is struggling to breathe. This damn congestive heart failure is taking a toll on her little body! Her respirations are running 80-100 per minute. Not good! She's in an oxygen tent and on a high dose of Lasix. They will have to start lowering the Lasix dose soon so it doesn't cause kidney failure.

Xrays last night showed a lot of fluid around the heart. They are supposed to repeat the xray at 2pm and we should have the results shortly. Heart has also enlarged since May. It is greatly pressing on her trachea and it is now quite narrow.

We went to visit her today and to also talk to the Vet. We brought her her blanket and her Bear. She was happy to have her Bear and immediately laid her head on him like she always does. But her eyes are so sad.

She's always been a nervous dog and this is not helping her situation. We were only allowed to pet her through the little door. We couldn't take her out and hold her.

If the xrays today reveal the fluid around the heart has gone down, then we know that her heart is getting worse. They could do an echo on her but it won't change the outcome unfortunately!!

Now we wait and pray!

Kim & Rolf


  1. oh God I went through this with my first cat and my heart goes out to you. Sending prayers. Lasix helped keep my kitty with us 2 years longer than we expected. Sending tons of prayers and (((hugs)))

  2. Kim and Rolf.....I'm so sorry to hear this about poor little Muffin. We went through EXACTLY the same thing with our little Angel back in 2009-2010. (And the same vet too when we lived in Winter Haven). Muffin is a fighter and we are praying and praying that she will win this battle. I'm sending you lots of love and lots of hugs and the same to Muffin.

  3. Mom and I said prayers for you, Muffin. Also for your doctors and parents. Try not to be too scared. You’re in good hands. We know that you will bounce back and be up and running soon. xoxo

    Love and extra get well licks,

  4. Oh noes. I'm so very sorry to hear abouts Muffin. I am sendin' all the POTP I can muster, and tons and tons of healin' vibes and AireZens!! Keep fighting gurl ~ we gots your back! {{{hugs}}}}
    Ruby ♥♥

  5. Sending prayers to you and Rolf and Beagle Arrrooooos for sweet Muffin.
    Mom Kim, Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

  6. How are you doin' gurl? Thinkin' abouts you! ♥
    Ruby ♥

  7. Dear Kim, Rolf and Muffin mom and I send you love and hugs and many get well kitty kisses
    Madi and Mom

  8. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for dear Muffin.

  9. It's heartbreaking-especially when you can't be with her.

  10. We are keeping our paws crossed for Muffin and hugs for you
    Hazel & Mabel

  11. Come to bring Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers to feel better soon, sweet Muffin๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

  12. Purrayers and POTP to help Muffin get better !

  13. Hi Kim and Rolf, our thoughts and prayers for Muffin. So sorry to hear about this.

    Baxter, Baxter's Mom and Dad.


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