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Brogan’s heart mystery

Brogan has beaten the odds, no one had expectations of him making it for more than 4 months after he was diagnosed. We smashed those numbers and he continues to do well. If I’m doing math correctly it’s been 2 1/2 years since his diagnosis, which is amazing and we are so grateful that he is still with us and doing relatively well. He is now starting to show old dog symptoms, so we have added CBD oil to his morning ritual. It’s amazing how big of a difference that has made for him. He has the puppy “zoomies” more often than he has in a long while. It’s a fantastic thing to see him be such a goof again. I didn’t realize that he had slowed down until we see him act like a puppy again.

His heart still gives him a bit of grief (and a little stress for those that love him). He still has had random dizzy spells when he gets excited, but overall we seemed to have it under control. Then this past weekend he had a bad collapse, this one seemed a little different than the ones in the past. He got dizzy, but then when he collapsed and lost consciousness he lost control of his bladder and also went very rigid. It was more like a mini seizure of some sort than his normal faint. I don’t know what to think about that. He’s rarely lost control of his bladder (but it has happened) and I’ve only seen him go rigid once before and that was right before we diagnosed him. So now the neurological link possibility fits a little better. The cardiologist thought there might be a neurological issue that was a contributing factor to his collapses, but no one was really sure how to test that or if it was all a heart issue. Not that this has confirmed anything for anyone. It is just another piece in the complex puzzle that has become our life with Brogan. His most recent collapse makes me realize that we do really need to enjoy every minute we have with him.

6 thoughts on “Brogan’s heart mystery

  1. Good Morning Karin
    Just reading your post this morning as seems we get busier every day zooming around on our little circle .
    Assuming you guys are probably up at lake ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Been FOREVER since we have be3n up there ๐Ÿ˜ขand sure do miss it. Since we started fostering these dogs for Colleen and the other STUFFgoing on just seems to not happen๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
    But we are sure enjoying the extra dogs around and Colleen has started regular training Here now every Wednesday so Iโ€™m enjoying learning proper training for Service Dogs as Iโ€™m helping lol ๐Ÿ˜† well Iโ€™m here anyways ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Sure do miss seeing your FurBabies and you guys to lol ๐Ÿ˜†Kathy is Back at Liberty Tax for the Tax season and liking it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Anyways hereโ€™s hoping that everything goes OK for Brogan and Look Forward to Seeing you guys again soon in Lake Countryโ€”Hopefully in Early May ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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    1. I see all the different dogs coming through. Good for you guys to be able to foster. I am a confirmed foster failure. So I don’t even try. But Diesel must love all the dog friends.
      And awesome that you guys are helping with the training too. I always loved training, but now we don’t worry about it as much. Just try to keep Brogan going ๐Ÿ˜‹.
      See you guys next time you are in Lake country for sure.

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  2. How old is Brogan now? where do you get the CBD oil I was thinking of giving it to Sully just for her joints and stuff heard it’s supposed to be good

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  3. I really hope this episode doesn’t indicate a major change in his condition! But as you say, whatever the outcome, it is a good reminder to enjoy those we love (both two-footed and four-footed) while we can. Best wishes to you all!!!

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    1. Thank you, we sure hope it isn’t a turn for the worse. He hasn’t had anything happen since then, so fingers and toes crossed that it was just a one off and not an indication of something worse. But regardless, it definitely made us realize we need to enjoy our 2 legged and 4 legged family.

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