Thursday, September 23, 2010

rant ...

I haven't have much luck recently ... the worst news is Sizzle has heart murmur! I took him to the vet for his annual vaccination on Tuesday, Kevin detected he has a heart murmur, his left side of the heart felt abnormal. We went back for another "listen" to his heart on Wednesday and it is now confirmed that he does has heart murmur. From scale 1 to 6, he is 2. Kevin referred him to North Down Specialist Referrals, we have an appointment made for next Wednesday.

I have been crying my eyes and heart out for him for the last two days. He is one special little boy for me, he has a special little place in my heart. I don't care if we can do agility or not, he is one of my precious family members. He brings joy to me and he is my ray of sunshine as I always call him. It is so unfair that this tiny little boy has heart murmur! I feel so angry about it!


Other news, Sipzie has started her agility lesson at the Club on Monday. She is doing very well, I am very proud of her. We haven't done much of training at home. I remembered Sizzle was well advanced at the same age. I am still bonding with her so I am taking everything slow and steady. There is no rush to compete with her at 18 months old.

Saturn has been on and off acting like a satan in the agility ring. He messed up two of the DFS Crufts Mini/Mixi pairs qualifiers with Bracken, although he tried to make it up by winning two Jumping pairs classes with Bracken, I am still not happy with him. I think we have a lot to work on this winter to turn this Satan back to the lovely Saturn!

I ran Sing in the Agility last weekend at Stour Valley and Treat Park, he was a good boy. He got a 2nd and a 3rd, I am very pleased with his running contacts. Hopefully he stays that way for Crufts next year!

Sizzle put up a gear or two last weekend, I think he missed me while I was away in Malaysia, so I wasn't expected it and we weren't co-ordinated at all. He ran beautifully, it was me that got left behind doing stupid silly thing. I think we have a lot to work on this winter too, if the Vet said we can carry on doing agility.
Oh, and the internet is annoying me for the last few days. I keep getting disconnected from the afternoon hours until midnight!I couldn't upload any videos and photos ...


 

7 comments:

Diana said...

Oh boy. I hope Sizzle will be ok. Try not to worry to much, I know this must be hard. Diana

Angela said...

"Red" my 11 year old collie has had a grade 2 heart murmour since she was 9 months old, she made it to grade 7 at the age of 3 and only this year has started competing in anysize, not because of her heart, just because she wont look after her self when charging around the agility equipment, she's not on any medication yet either!.......Give him a hug from us though and one for you xx

Sara said...

Oh Lian. I'm so sorry to hear the news about sweet Sizzle. I hope the specialist is able to give you some hope.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about sweet Sizzle! I hope the heart murmur is so minor that he can live a happy, healthy, active, long life!

Briggsi said...

Many years ago I had a small dog who was diagnosed with a heart murmur at 6 months, apart from the last couple of years when she was on vitamin E she was not on medication and she lived to be 18!! Try not to worry, Sizzle will be just fine.

Vonnie said...

I know how worried you are about your "sunshine" At least your going to get everything checked out. I'm sure Sizzle will be fine and will still be whiszzing round that agility course! Paws-crossed x

Anonymous said...

Oh poor boy but hopefully he can carry on doing the agility he loves.Jarna was diagnosed with a grade 3 heart murmur at 3 years old,a year later it was gone.
Fingers crossed for him.
Helen,Jarna,Luna,Eko x