Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Joey update

So talked to Joey's vet a little while ago. Joey has a mild thickening of the heart walls. His heart is functioning well. He has no dilation of the atrium--I don't know what that means, but it is good. I did ask if this had to do with his age. Dr. Wright said yes, age and genetics. (Joey is 14.) We are waiting for the cardiologist to look over the findings and give her/his findings. Sounds like Joey will likely have to go on medication. Argh! Thank gawd for pill pockets.
Will update when I have any new info.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Penny said...

What are pill pockets?

And I'm sorry to hear about Joey's heart problems, although there seems to be some good news in there, too. But yeah, medication with pets is never fun.

It's hard to watch pets age ... All the phases of life, all the joys of life, all the frustrations of life, in such a compacted period of time.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 4:56:00 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Pill pockets are these soft treats with a hollow middle so you can shove the pill inside and give the "treat" to your dog or cat.
http://www.greenies.com/en_US/Products/FelinePillPockets.aspx

Thursday, June 05, 2008 8:53:00 AM  
Blogger Jodie said...

Sorry to hear about Joey. If it's something that just comes with age, that's not so bad... I hope everything works out. Good luck feeding him pills!

Thursday, June 05, 2008 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to hear that Joey is going to be ok! Can't believe that he is 14 years old! Give him a hug for me.
-GM

Thursday, June 05, 2008 2:25:00 PM  

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