Poor Maybull has been having some health problems for the last several months. During most of her 13.5 years, she's been healthy, with none of the 'bulldog health issues' I've seen in some other dogs. But she started having breathing problems. Three sets of x-rays, an exam by a canine cardiologist, $1,500+ of antibiotics and she's better, but not 100 percent. We have an echocardiogram scheduled on Thursday.
Here's what we know; She may or may not have part of her lung that's not working right. Her heartbeat is very, very slow; 50 per minute. Somethimes she seems confused (lack of oxygen?). She's the center of the universe in our house, but we realize that at her age...well, she can't live forever. We can't imagine life without her but we know that someday she won't be with us.
So far, she seems generally comfortable, but she gets very stressed with any change in her routine. Right now, she's napping a couple of feet away.
I'll keep posting any updates. I know you folks understand about this. Thanks for understanding.