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    I'm so sorry to hear that MMJ..fingers crossed that the vet can get you some answers.

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    That must have been so frightening to watch. My fingers are crossed for him.

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    I can only add to the above comments that I hope the vet can find a solution for Jack, everything crossed for you MMJ...

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    Good luck, i hope everything goes well.
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    How terrifying that must have been. Hope that the vet has some answers for you and Jack.
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    That would scare the crap out of me..
    Hope he is ok..
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    Hi all, and thanks for the well wishes. It's basically a continuation of his previous problems, however today the vet was able to listen to his heart and could hear a distinct murmer. It is an unusual murmer in that the murmer is when the hearth is at rest rather than when pumping. While the vet suggests doing lots of tests to try and find the problem, he was happy to admit that even if they find the problem there is unlikely to be any cure, the best case scenario is that they will be able to extend his life with drugs. Not only will that be very expensive, i just can't imagine Jack enjoying life without being able to go stupid like Staffords do. So i am back where i was last year when the problem first emerged, manage the symptoms and try and make his remaining time as enjoyable as possible. Again the vet has said he doesn't think Jack has very long, and i can't say i disagree, but they said the same last year and i couldn't disagree then. So my fingers crossed that Jack stays with us a while longer, but also crossed that i'm there for when he does pass

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    poor Jack. Makes me sad so I can't imagine how you must be feeling!

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    Enjoy every day that you have together. A big hug from us and the muttley crew. xx

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    Hi MMJ

    That seems horrible for you.

    A friend's kelpie has seizures but they manage with medication and the dog hasn't had any recently since getting the meds sorted. But I don't think the kelpie has the same thing as Jack.

    If there is a hole in the heart - there is a fairly straight forward procedure (for a specialist) to fix it up in humans anyway. They insert a sealing thing - a bit like how you fix a big hole in a plaster wall or a rivet even. I expect that would be expensive to do without public funded health care for dogs.

    It may also be worth seeking a second opinion from a specialist vet or vet teaching facility - just to make sure the first vet has the diagnosis and potential treatment options right, and there's not some other thing they hadn't noticed or considered.

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