She's old--we don't even know how old, but probably around 14 by now. I'm grateful that we have a first-class vet school here; she's actually being followed by a doggie cardiologist! She's on seven pills a day, and we just increased the dosage from five to seven two weeks ago. I should have gotten more time with this increased dosage. This is a progressive disease but it seems to be winning. The last visit, they told me it's eventually going to win.
Roxy's a fighter though. I saw her win her heartworm battle. She's not going down without giving it her all. She still tries to keep up with the boys (non-BRAT B and a mini doxie). Today, though, on her walk, it started to hit home. Roxy won't win this one.
I love her. I've only had her three years, and she has been such a blessing. So for as long as she can stay, my heart will love her until that last heartbeat.