Once we got to CVCA http://www.cvcavets.com/ in Annapolis Jamie http://www.cvcavets.com/staff%20bios.html took my blood pressure using my paw and then Dr. Rosenthal came in and listened to my heart and talked to AP for a little while. He said he was really happy with what he heard and then we went in another room for the Echo-cardi-arf-agram. Dr. Hickey http://www.cvcavets.com/doc%20bios%20-%20michael%20hickey.html was also there, he was another Dr. that assisted in my surgery. They lifted me up and put me on a special table for the test. The table has a hole cut out so that the Dr. can take a special wand and run it over my chest to get pictures of my heart and see what it is doing. I had to lay on my side and Jamie and AP leaned over me to keep me still. AP sang me the Tonka Truck song real soft in my ear to make me feel at ease. Dr. Rosenthal put the cold goopy stuff on my chest and moved the wand all around on my chest while flipping buttons and switches to get some good shots of my insides. The first time I had one Dr. Peckens did it and I tried to help. See http://blinddogsrule.blogspot.com/2011/03/be-still-my-beating-heart.html I tried to help Dr. Rosenthal as well but Jamie and AP caught on too quickly and grabbed my paw.
These are pictures from my first one and all the yellow in the bottom left and right shots meant my heart had a hole and was leaking.
Dr. Rosenthal told AP that she can cut back on the meds and eventually stop them and to just monitor my heart rate.
Since I was such a good boy I got to go for a long walk with Nala.
After dinner I curled up with a peanut butter kong
|ummmm Peanut Butter!|