muddy_dog Friday, February 12th 2016. The verdict is in: Wookey Jack has reverted back into atrial fibrillation. We will attempt another cardioversion as soon as I can gather up the necessary funds for the procedure. If you can, please share our Go Fund Me Page. https://www.gofundme.com/longliveWookeyJack 8h

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muddy_dog I'm preparing for what may be coming soon. #longliveWookeyJack may slip back into atrial fibrillation and all the progress we have made managing his heart disease will be back to zero. If Jack needs another cardioversion I simply cannot afford it on my own at this point. The procedure costs around $1200 and requires a few hundred dollars in follow up appointments. Once again, I am begging of anyone out there that can help my dog by donating to his medical bills to please come forward and donate at https://www.gofundme.com/longliveWookeyJack. I refuse to give up on this dog, he deserves a better life than what he was given. Every penny helps us provide the best possible care and best quality of life for this wonderful pup. Thank you. 1d

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muddy_dog Friday, February 12th 2016. Not a good start to the day. Took #longliveWookeyJack outside to use the bathroom before bed. As he was dropping a land mine in the yard I took Riley back inside. I heard Jack's tags jingle and called for him, but he didn't come. I rounded the corner of the house to find him laying in the now on his left side. He had another syncopal episode. Upon arriving at his side he let out an elongated, but weak, whine. I picked up his limp body and rushed him into the house. As we approached the porch he started to become more active and I put him in front of the fire to warm up. I tagged his pulse at about 216 bpm, strong and irregular, and his respirations were at 44 per minute. He appears to be well now, but I am concerned about his tachycardia and irregular rhythm. Sent an EKG to Dr. MacLea at CAVES and Dr. Bright from the clinical study, and am waiting to hear their thoughts on what happened. My own heart rate is still coming down from the experience. Please don't relapse out of a normal sinus rythym buddy, We already have far too little time as it is. 1d

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muddy_dog Thursday, February 12th 2016. #longliveWookeyJack had his 3 month follow up appointment @vca_caves after his enrollment in the Ranolazine clinical trial. Wookey Jack's heart showed noticeably less dilation and his left ventricle appears to have improved contractility. This, as proven by Ranolazine use on humans, leads me to believe he is receiving the actual drug and not a placebo. The really cool thing is that this is being seen in a canine receiving the drug, and that Jack might be a part of something, that medically speaking, is huge! However, the news is not all so wonderful. #longliveWookeyJack exhibits occasional premature heartbeats and is starting to show some signs of Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). While this is sometimes seen acutely in dogs post cardioversion, it typically improves over time. The SVT we are seeing presented itself a while after the procedure. His kidney function tests appear normal, showing no adverse reactions to the medications. Another check up in 3 more months, but overall today was full of mostly positive news. 2d

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muddy_dog Wednesday February 10th, 2016. #longliveWookeyJack 2d

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muddy_dog February 8th, 2016. #longliveWookeyJack 4d

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muddy_dog February 7th 2016. #longliveWookeyJack 6d

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muddy_dog Twice a week Riley gets a 0.9ml intramuscular injection to help manage his arthritis. I hate sticking my dog with needles, but hopefully this helps. 6d

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muddy_dog Breading chicken always makes me want to fry my own fingers... 6d

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muddy_dog Saturday, February 6th 2016. #longliveWookeyJack 7d

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muddy_dog February 5th, 2016. #longliveWookeyJack 1w

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muddy_dog Wookey Jack 2/4/2016 1w

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muddy_dog Still the best painting ever. 1w

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muddy_dog Have Dog Will Travel. 1w

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