Tama-Chan: So, yesterday was the big day. #1, Tommy and I set off early afternoon for the almost two hour drive to the VetRef facility near Angers where I was booked in for an electrocardiography.
I sat patiently in my carrier, waiting to leave:
When we got there, #1 held me close and told me not to worry:
A young intern came in first and took my details and examined me before the radiology specialist came in. He took one look at me and said "Oh she is SO beautiful" and then told #1 that he has two Somalis, showing her pics on his phone! He picked me up and covered me in kisses! It sure was an unusual vet visit!
As the intern held me, he shaved off tiny squares under my front armpits:
And then turned out the lights to do the actual exam:
Look how beautiful my heart looked:
And it WAS beautiful1 He did not detect any abnormalities in function or thickening or arrhythmia. Nothing! I have a great heart! #1 was so thrilled! Here we are, with Tommy too, waiting to get the full report:
Dr. C called #1 after we got home. She says she is pleased but also stumped as she just doesn't know what has been making me cough. She said if I were a dog, she would tell #1 to take me to the South of France to see if a different environment would clear it up, but I guess that's not really possible. So, #1 will be talking to her on Thursday, after she has reviewed all the images and info, to decide how to proceed. In the meantime, #1 has given me five gold stars!
And in case you didn't get it earlier...
MY HEART IS FINE!!!