Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few weeks. I went on a fabulous vacation to Miami followed by a cruise to the Caribbean. About a week before I left for my trip, I found out that my dog, Romeo, has heart disease. He is only 9 years old, so this came as a huge shock. It all began when he developed a chronic cough, so I took him to see his vet and during his examination, the vet heard a heart murmur. He had just had his yearly check up 2 months ago and everything was fine, so this was not the diagnosis I was expecting to hear when I brought Romeo in. After seeing the vet, I had to take Romeo to an animal cardiologist so they could do an Echocardiogram. On the Echocardiogram they discovered that he has a leaky heart valve, and one of his chambers is slightly enlarged which means he has degenerative heart disease. For all you pet owners out there, I’m sure you can understand how hard it is when you find out that your dog has a problem.
While I was away on my trip, my mom was able to stay with Romeo, and he has been on antibiotics and cough medicine for his cough since. I came back from my trip Saturday night and now he is on heart medicine. I also have to monitor his breathing and put him on a low sodium diet. When I first found out, I was a mess and I was very nervous to leave him for 10 days. Now that I am back and I see that he is acting the same, I am feeling better and I am hoping and praying that his heart disease does not progress quickly. I wanted to share this with you all so you would understand why I haven’t posted anything in a few weeks, but I’m back! I’ve been updating my Instagram even though I have not had a chance to put together any blog posts. I was not able to post very much from my Caribbean cruise because my phone was barely working. I had an amazing trip and can’t wait to share it with all of you. I will also keep you updated on Romeo’s progress.
Romeo when he was a puppy. My husband gave him to me for Valentine’s day when we first started dating 9 years ago.