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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I know this is NOT a dog forum but I wanted to share.

It looks like my darling Ruby may have heart disease. She has been displaying classic symptoms. We are taking her to the vet this afternoon but we are sooooo concerned and upset and sad and anxious
post #2 of 22
Ohh noo.... Ruby please be okay... sending a and prayers..
post #3 of 22
Oh gosh... I've been admiring Ruby whenever I see your signature. She's a beautiful girl! Please tell her I'm sending love and light for her wellbeing...
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you! It's only happened once or twice but sometimes all of a sudden she'll just be panting like mad, and her heart will be racing, and she's got a pretty consistent cough (which sounds like she's trying to cough up a hairball so up until now when the other symptoms have started we haven't been concerned about it).

This happens randomly (the panting etc) without her being exercised first or without her having done anything to make her tired. It's very worrying...
post #5 of 22
oh dear prayers for ruby
post #6 of 22
Prayers for Ruby. I do hope there's another -- less distressing -- explanation for this.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ok. Am I being horrible here? Max rang and said would it be possible to take Rubes to the vet tomorrow, because he has the first night of shooting his film tonight, I insisted that I wanted to go to the vet, too, and taking her at 5.00 would be difficult as he wanted to go to the gym.

I spat the dummy and said I felt she was more important, (although he has Bipolar disorder like me, and the gym really helps him with his symptoms and he hasn't been able to go for a few days) and he made me feel as though I was being unreasonable by wanting to go to the vet, too. He said he could take Ruby himself tomorrow.

So after we faffed around and rang the vet and asked to change and blah blah blah so much time has passed that he can't go to the gym now anyway, so we are taking her to the vet tonight as planned, but now he's making me feel really bad for not being able to go to the gym!

Am I being unreasonable in being really quite upset by this? I happen to think that she is more important than anything else, here, but obviously I am wrong...
post #8 of 22
Sarah, Ruby is the most important one here! Besides, Max will forgive you - he loves you!

Sending lots of healthy }}}VIBES{{{ Ruby's way! I truely hope that it is something much less distressing and they are able to get her on the right track back to her puppy self!

Lots of calming }}}VIBES{{{ coming your way too!
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Sar
Sarah, Ruby is the most important one here! Besides, Max will forgive you - he loves you!

Sending lots of healthy }}}VIBES{{{ Ruby's way! I truely hope that it is something much less distressing and they are able to get her on the right track back to her puppy self!

Lots of calming }}}VIBES{{{ coming your way too!
Hahaha definitely need those calmiing vibes!! Lol....

Ruby, thank goodness, is fine. She has tonsilitis, which apparently most puppies have (due to all the chewing etc...) and exhibits signs similar to early heart disease - panting and coughing, namely. She also isn't concentrating her urine at exactly where she should be so we need to keep an eye on that and her kidney function with regular urinalysis and blood tests. Apart from that he said she was `stupidly' healthy....lol!!

I love this vet - whenever she went to lick his face he kissed her right back on the nose, he adores her - therefore I adore him!!!

Yay for Ruby!!!!
post #10 of 22
You vet certainly sounds wonderful! I bet it makes Ruby feel better to know that her vet loves her too!

I'm so pleased that the outcome was much better than you had expected! At least you can keep an eye on her and your mind is at rest knowing what you are looking out for!

I hope that Ruby's toncilitis is better soon and continued Full Health }}}VIBES{{{ coming her way!

I hope she got lots of extra trats for being such a good girl with the vet!
post #11 of 22
That was a quixk answer to prayer! I was praying for Ruby as I was reading the thread....then got to the end and realized all was well.
Now that`s certainly something to be thankful for, huh?
Linda
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Sure is!! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers...

And yes, Sar, she loves our vet, too... but then, she loves everything. As he said to us last time we were there `She's a labradoodle. She can't help herself - she's going to love everything she ever comes across...'

While we were there she did the biggest wee I've EVER seen in my life on his table - all dripped onto the floor. I was so embarrassed but all he said was, `Great! Now THAT'S a urine sample!' Also when I phoned and spoke to him this morning I had said that Ruby had an appointment for Saturday, when I got paid, and he said, `Oh don't worry about that - I'd really like to see her today' - so I don't have to pay until Saturday when we take Chester in for his booster and Sunday for her thorough check-up. This is the same vet who is part of our council's spay and neuter programme - so Ruby's spay was only $55. He is literally less than a kilometre from our house, and I'm SO pleased we found him. When you share your life with so many animals finding a great vet is such a bonus.
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
That was a quixk answer to prayer! I was praying for Ruby as I was reading the thread....then got to the end and realized all was well.
Now that`s certainly something to be thankful for, huh?
I'm glad it isn't heart disease. That's wonderful news!
post #14 of 22
I'm relieved to hear that it's "just" tonsillitis, and not heart disease. Your vet sounds like a real gem. "Get healthy" vibes are being sent Ruby's way.
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yes, it turns out that one of her chew toys has been irritating her throat, which led to an infection. We realised after describing her history that her symptoms nearly always come on strongly after she's been mauling this particular toy. So we threw it away, gave her a yummy treat or two and now we're all happy!
post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
...While we were there she did the
biggest wee I've EVER seen in my life on his table - all dripped
onto the floor. I was so embarrassed but all he said was,
'Great! Now THAT'S a urine sample!'

I LOVE YOUR VET! :-) And I love Ruby, and I'm so glad she's okay! Whoopeeeeee!!!
post #17 of 22
Oh thank goodness!!, It's always nice to hear good news like that!
post #18 of 22
sending prayers your way 'sarah' i hope ruby will be ok im sorry to hear this
post #19 of 22
Sarah, that is awesome news!! So glad for you all. Give Ruby a big celebratory hug and nuzzle for me.
post #20 of 22
for Ruby
post #21 of 22
Poor Ruby! The gang and I will be praying for you guys! Let us know what the vet says.

OOPS! I guess I read this thread to late! I am so glad to hear the news!
post #22 of 22
Good to hear! give that puppy smoochies from me!
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