I woke up this morning to find Buddy looking very miserable. He was hunkered down in a dark, quiet spot on the bathroom floor and basically didn't move all day. No eating, no nothing - he looked very unwell. Thankfully the vet had an appointment available at 5pm, so I made some adjustments in my schedule to get him in.
The vet (a guy I hadn't had before but actually really liked) found an arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) - something that wasn't there before. So, he did blood work (results were not much different from the last testing in May). X-rays showed a "bronchial pattern" which can indicate heart failure, asthma, or something else. The EKG showed abnormal heart beat emanating from four different areas of his heart. This doesn't sound good.
Vet recommended he see a cardiologist right away and he found the nearby specialty center has an opening for tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4pm - so we're going. The vet will keep Buddy overnight and keep monitoring his heart.
When I got home this afternoon, he perked up a little bit, but still seemed quite out of it.
|Theo tries out the PTU|
Purrs and prayers for my cuddle Buddy would be much appreciated. I'm quite worried for him. It feels empty in the house tonight not having him here. I'll keep you posted.