It’s Friday evening and Daisy has had her ECG and there’s more wrong with her heart than right. Having said that, the cardiologist has altered her medicine to best suit her condition so there’s a bit of life in the old dog yet.
When we arrived back at our vet, Julia had talked to the cardiologist and apparently he agreed that Daisy was a medical miracle.
Her inability to walk without falling over has been diagnosed as Idiopathic Vestibular Syndrome and not anything to do with her heart. It means a loss of balance and co-ordination – a lot like a big night out on the town by the sound of it.
Best Google it for details but it’s something that just needs to work it’s way through her system with some assistance from medication. Some drugs that they usually prescribe for this syndrome would be bad for her heart so they’re off the list. That means there’s no quick fix and she will gradually improve over the next month or so.
Until she recovers she will need to be carried everywhere – and I mean everywhere. For up to a month?
Dogs are quick learners- you will be carryingf her for more than a month, as she will be smart enough not to let on when she is well again.