Riley’s Selfie and No Exploding Heart

Riley: Xena what’s called in legaleze “the first right of refusal” for today’s selfie. She was sleepy after quickly devouring her breakfast, or brekkies, as she calls it, and refused on the basis of not wanting to go through getting “prettied up” to be presentable.

I, myself had just settled in for a long last-day-of-winter nap when asked if I wanted to do the Sunday Selfie. Since all I had to do was look at the camera, I said sure, why not? So here goes…

Besides I have news from going to the vet — my favorite vet place where I love going — on Friday. My belly has been really big, and I’ve been chewing on one side of it. Plus I’ve been hacking up clear, foamy liquid a couple of times a day. This all brought a big uh, oh from Mrs. Dr. Vet. Listening to my heart, she said my murmur had gotten decidedly worse, too. So I get to go back to visit with them again in two weeks for x-rays and stuff. And I get to take drugs before I go, but shhh, don’t tell anyone. Mom asked if Mrs. Dr. Vet couldn’t just put me on the heart medication she had talked about, and the answer was a bit scary. Something about if it was the other thing, like a growth or tumor or something like that, on or around my heart, the medicine for a heart murmur could make it – and my heart – explode! Eeeyikes! So Mom Amy and Dad Jeff decided to spend the money on diagnosis. Whew. I’ll let you know what happens. But at least I won’t be having an exploding heart…I think that would hurt a lot. Your buddy, Riley

Oh, and thanks so much to The Cat on My Head, for hosting Sunday Selfies!

38 thoughts on “Riley’s Selfie and No Exploding Heart

  1. Lulu: “Exploding heart?! No, hard pass!”
    Chaplin: “We hope you get a good report from the doctor, Riley! Our brother Dennis was on medication for his heart murmur and a mitral chordal rupture, whatever that is, and he did well on it for a long time.”
    Charlee: “What is it with our house and things rupturing, Chaplin?”
    Chaplin: “I’ve got no idea. Hopefully we’re done with it for a while though.”
    Java Bean: “Ayyy, I feel like I missed something …”

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  2. Mew mew mew Riley barkin “My Purrson Andrew” iss a mouthfull rite??? Maybee you cuud nickyname him “M-Paw”….what due you think???
    Mom an Dad an M-Paw! 😉
    An iss true that yore PawPaw Andrew shuud chipss inn…..our offer still there if needed ….

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  3. I am guessing your heart is much more precious when it is NOT exploded so don’t take ANYTHING that might put you at risk eh?

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  4. Aww, that’s so sweet of you both, BellaDharma. I heard Mom Amy tell the vet that Andrew is “my person.” So I think I’ll just start barking “Mom” and “Dad” and “My Person Andrew.’ So Mom’s gonna tell My Person Andrew what’s goin’ on and ask him to chip in. She says she and Dad “have it,” but it would be good for My Person Andrew to feel like he’s doin’ something to help me. I’m glad I don’t have to figure these things out. *wags* Riley

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  5. Oh it’s nice to know someone else is praying for me too. I think I may need some help from the Big Guy (as Angel Lexi calls Him). *wags* Riley
    *yawn* Xe


  6. Yikes, R!! That sounds like NO fun at all. Good luck at the vet’s house. Mom and I said a prayer that you are all better soon. Medicine is amazing and so is prayer, so we are sure things will work out.

    Love and licks,

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  7. NOSE NOSE NOSE!!!!!~
    Mee deerest Riley an xplodin heart iss terryfyin….
    Yes testin iss best to figure thingss out. If Miss Amy needss an $$ help shee can email BellaSita Mum…..wee are heer fore you Riley an fore all of you!
    An yore Selfie iss wunderfull….JUST.LIKE.YOU.
    ~~~~BellaDharma~~~~ an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum

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  8. Riley I am so very sorry to read this Vet report.
    All kinds of purrs and good wishes are coming your way…and to Mom and Dad as I know how worried pawrents get when their furries are sick
    Hugs cecilia

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  9. I have tears in my eyes dear sweet Riley. Prayers it will be something that can be controlled by meds. I went through that with my beloved Big Boy and the xrays were really expensive, so prayers for moms pocket book too.. love you Riley, you to lazy princess.

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  10. Oh, Riley, that would be terrible if your precious heart were to explode! We are purring for you that Mrs Vet figures out the right treatment for you.
    The J-Cats (and Mummy Shimona)

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  11. Well Riley we sure don’t want you to have an exploding heart but we DO hope that whatever treatment you decide to have that it works to keep you feeling well. OK? Is it a deal? Good! Now keep us posted please.

    Hugs, Teddy

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