Day 7 -- GraceRevelation 4:11 "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.
|Gracie waiting for her ECG--lots of poking and prodding today :(|
On Friday afternoon we made an emergency trip to the vet With Gracie. When I arrived home Gracie was unable to walk, very weak, gums were very pale, cold to the touch and she had vomited at lunchtime while Ron was home. We spent nearly 3 hours undergoing tests and blood work to determine what the issue might be. Gracie does suffer from mega esophagus and we have managed it well for nearly 10 years. However she has vomited everyday for the past 3 days--which sometimes happens if she eats too fast or too much. All the blood work came back well within normal ranges and she has acted "normal" the past few days. Her heart rate was a bit elevated and blood pressure was high. The vet is a bit stumped. Possible diagnosis could be myasthenia gravis which is a disorder of the signal transmission between the nerves and muscles or a possible tumor. Dogs with mega esophagus often have or develop this nerve disorder. We will return to the vet next week for some other tests. I am trying to stay positive and tend to my sick girl.