December 15, 2004


Jesse seems to be responding to the medication. The EKG showed a heart rate returning to normal. The ultrasound revealed that his left ventricle is enlarged, and there's seepage through his mitral valve. He has progressive heart disease and it's unlikely it's going to reverse itself. But we're a little less alarmed about Jesse's could-go-at-any-time state than we were this morning when he got dropped off at the vet.

UPDATE 18:00: When I got home, Jesse was snoozing on his bed. It was only later when he came out to the family room while we were having dinner that I noticed the 6x6" bald square on his right side: they shaved his hair off so they could do the ultrasound. So now he has this strange square bald spot on his body. Ah well, he doesn't seem to mind (or notice).

Posted by brian at December 15, 2004 03:01 PM


Here are HaPpY thoughts from Mesa Arizona for Jesse!!!

Oh! And good Karma too.

Posted by: KEEME at December 15, 2004 04:40 PM

Almost forgot the Good Mojo.

Posted by: KEEME at December 15, 2004 04:41 PM

Brian, I think that any pet owner reading about this will understand exactly what you're going through. Here's hoping that Jesse continues to feel better.

Posted by: Lyle at December 16, 2004 12:12 PM

best wishes for jesse

Posted by: heif at December 17, 2004 05:16 PM

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