2/3/17

Wearing Red for Women's Heart Day


Dory here today to tell you about my week and why Mama and I are taking part in the #GoRedWearRed Women's Day to help spread awareness of women's heart disease!

 
Last Saturday, Mama and Daddy went to the big city and were gone all day long! Well, you can imagine how excited the Boyz and I were when they got home, right?? We were all doing the happy dance when, all of a sudden I just couldn't stand anymore and I plopped down on the floor and wouldn't get back up! Daddy sat down with me, and stroked me and calmed me down, then Mama looked at my gums and saw they were pretty pale....Luckily, I perked back up after resting awhile.  

As some of you might remember, I have a murmer in my heart.  So Mama was on the phone to the V-E-T right away!
Since I was back to being perky we didn't have to go in for a visit right away,  BUT we did go in on Wednesday night so I could get checked out!
I was a VERY good girl and let them listen to AND take pictures of my heart! The happy news was, although my murmer was a TINY BIT more (up to a grade 4 from a grade 3), there was no fluid surrounding my heart
HURRAY!!


 The bad news was, I had to go back on Thursday and have an ECG.
Mama told me not to worry, she just had an ECG and it was easy peasy.
Mama found out recently that like me, she has a murmer in HER heart too!! 

That is probably why she calls me her heart dog...cause we have matchy hearts!!



Anyway, I went back and had the ECG...because we live in the middle of 
Nowheresville, we won't get the results until the Big City Cardiologist looks at it. We will keep you up to date!




So, because heart disease runs in our family, we are sharing our heart stories with you.

If you have questions about Women's Heart Disease visit


#GoRedWearRed for Women Day
to spread awareness on Women's Heart Health!

 Don't forget to stop by and wish Mayors Emeritus-es Murphy and Stanley a Happy Birthday today!!
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22 comments:

Team Beaglebratz with Lady Shasta said...

Hi Dory - Lady Shasta here fer a minute. Me'n my mom haf bin hearin'a lot bout this an'of course it meanz more tue us this year since my mom had her heart fixed bak in December of 2016 - it iz all better now an'she iz feelin'better. My heart iz feelin'better cuz she iz home with me now. Thank-u fer remindin'us'bout this furry much impawtent day. So happee tue hear that u an'your mom iz duin'fine.
Lady Shasta

Pee-S My mom sez may-b we will git a post up in a day or so.

Kinley Westie said...

Finley has got a heart murmur too - she's had it her whole life and luckily it hasn't gotten any worse as she's gotten older.

Mark Muller said...

I hope that the big city cardiologist has good news for you... our paws and fingers are crossed...

Sketching with Dogs said...

So glad you felt better after you had a rest Dory, you and your mum need to take good care of each other!
Elliot and Cricket x

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
What an impawtant and pertinent post, Dory!!! Seems all is good tho' and you are in right paws and hands... hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Dory, that must have been scary. Well done for drawing our attention to Women's Heart Day. And paws crossed that the report from the Big Cardiologist shows nothing too horrid.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Sandra said...

So sorry you were feeling bad and glad you are better today. hugs and prayers for you and your mama and the murmurs you have in your heart. My brother has had one since he was 5 years old and he is now 68 and doing well.

Emma said...

You have a wonderful heart and you will be alright. There is medication if the murmur needs it. We learned a bit about that with Katie. She had an EKG too, and it was super easy. POTP to you and your sweet heart.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh my sweetheart, i am sending you lots of puggy love, and i will keep my paws crossed that the dogtor will say you are fine. I think we should head off together on a nice relaxing vacation somewhere warm
Love
Mr Bailey

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Dory....bless your little heart....literally! Thank goodness there was no fluid cause we know that is not good. You have the best care and we know you will be barking orders at the boys for at least 87 more years!! You are your mom's heart dog for sure.

We have a heart post coming up too. Some students at the NCSU design school had a very interesting competition..
Hugs to you, Mama and all the boyz
Madi your bfff

Two French Bulldogs said...

We have all our paws crossed for good results
Lily & Edward

The Army of Four said...

Oh, how scary, Dory! We will say lots of prayers for you and your heart!!!
Cammie!

Casey said...

Oh, that's skeery! I had lots of heart tests recently, with my heart skipping beats. I had an ECG, plus a super-skeery one called an echocardiogram. Momma had both of those tests on HER heart a few months ago too, so I guess we're both heart dogs!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We didn't remember about your heart murmur.], Dory, but we are happy you have humans who take such good care of you. We hope your tests come back A-OK!!!

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD DORY... that is Terrifying... We are Glad that you have no fluid... and that the murmur hasn't gotten MUCH worse. We will have our Paws Crossed fur you... and are Sending you POTP.

Caren Gittleman said...

We are hoping for good test results, we know how hard that is. We went through that with our first cat
DakotasDen

lexitheschnauzer said...

Aw, Dory I think that being your Mamma's heart dog means that even though she loves all of you, she loves you more than anyone ever. Shhh. Don't tell the rest of the pups.

Christmas said...

We hope it's nothing too bad, Dory!

Millie and Walter said...

That must have been very scary for your pawrents. We're glad you bounced back after a rest and it's good news so far from the vet. We will keep our paws crossed that your test results are favorable too.

KB Bear said...

Oh Dory - that must have been so very scary. I'm glad that you're okay, and that your mom is too. I hope that the ECG turns out well too. I'll be thinking of you.

Beautiful photos, as always!

Dachshund Nola said...

Glad you're okay, Dory!

Ruby said...

OH NOES!!!! Oh gurl, how scary was that??!!! I am so very glads that BOTH you and your Moms are okays!!!! Don't worry Ma likes that! I will keep my paws crossed that your results come back a-okays! Oh, and those pics of you are the cutest!!!!
{{{hugs}}}
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
pees: STILL RAINING!!!! sigh....