A few medical visits this month, and one for Blackjack too . . . he’s been under the weather for the last few days, so a check-up was in order. He’s 10 and a half now, which means he’s not getting any younger and we weren’t very surprised when we heard the medical verdict. Beginnings of heart failure.
Xrays showed that his heart is enlarged and his lungs are full of liquid . . . he’s now on a course of diuretics to help empty his lungs and another medication which will help his heart work more efficiently.
Vet wants to see him again next week, just to make sure that his lungs have cleared up, and then we’ll take things from there. He should start feeling better very soon. Obviously, he’s going to be on daily medication for his heart from now on . . . but there’s no reason he can’t carry on leading a normal life for a few more years, with gentle exercise and lots of TLC at home.