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New Update on Frannie

As you all know Frannie is my 12 1/2 year old Havanese the came into HRI two years ago and I was her foster mom-only according to Frannie I was her "furever" mom I just did not know it at the time.

When she came into HRI she had bladder stones & a heart murmur-the stones were removed and came back oxalate stones-which means they will always come back no matter how many times you have them removed-she was put on a diet to help keep crystals from forming and becoming stones.

On Nov 14th (a Saturday after my vet's office was closed) she started coughing-sounded like a fog horn. I gave her some meds but it did not help the cough-I took her to the ER vet clinic that Sunday-they said she had coughing secondary to a "air-way disease" what ever that meant. I took her to my vet on the 16th and they did some testing-they stated she had a trachea infection and a Grade 5 heart murmur. So off to the heart dr we went that Wed-18th-she did have a infection and yes a grade 5 heart murmur. They increased her lasix & heart meds and told me to bring her back in Jan. She now has crystals due to the heart meds. And everytime she coughs I just feel so sorry for her-but according to the heart dr the cough does not effect her heart-it may make her pass out but no problem with the heart. Now don't you just know if she passes out I will freak.

The only thing my regular vet said was that I have a dog with a bad heart condition but that we are doing all we can to help her live for as long as the heart will let her.

Now don't you'll know Frannie is getting more spoiled than before. She is quite the Diva-even worse than the Princess Paige.

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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-04-2009, 05:34 PM
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You need to understand when a Vet tells you "that we are doing all we can to help her live," the Vet is really telling you to get prepared for the day that Frannie's heart will finally gives out...he is really telling you to let nature takes his course.

My heart goes out to you.



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Pat, you are such a dedicated mom to Miss Frannie. She couldn't have picked someone better to be her furever mom. I am sorry, and it must be heartbreaking to watch her struggle with these health problems. I hope that she will be okay on her new medicine. How will they deal with the crystals forming because of the meds? Will she need more surgery for stones? Bless you and Frannie
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Well now you"ll have gone and done it. I can't read any more of this thread. I'm going with the vet and saying let her have many more dog years left. Good wishes.
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Pat every time I think of Frannie I think of her at the 2008 National with her red bows as I am sure so many of us do. I think you were blessed when she came to you, Mr. Roman & Miss Paige she has made all your life's more rich with love and devotion. She was also blessed to find her furever mom to help take care of her and love her they way she deserves. Big hugs to you and ear rubs for Frannie.

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Pat, I'm so sorry to hear about Frannie's suffering. The one thing she can know is she is well loved and cared for in the best way possible. I'm saying a little prayer for her.

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Pat- Send good vibes toward Frannie and her heart. I know her heart is just extra big for the love she has for you and her fur brothers and sisters. Your heart is just as big for taking in dear Frannie. I remember her just like Leeann with the red bows although her longer hair suits her very well too!
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You need to understand when a Vet tells you "that we are doing all we can to help her live," the Vet is really telling you to get prepared for the day that Frannie's heart will finally gives out...he is really telling you to let nature takes his course.

My heart goes out to you.
Was that really necessary to put in writing, Linda?

Pat, lots of love and hugs to you and Ms. Frannie, she's a brave soul and I pray that you know how wonderful your love and care has made her life. Hugs to you both from all of us at my house!

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My prayers are with you Pat. I know this road so well and these brave little souls just amaze us with their determination to fight. Big hugs and well wishes to you.

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Pat, Miss Paige, Mr Roman, Ms Frannie

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