Hey guys! How are you? I am feeling just fine. 100%! Fabulous!
My mom has been freaking out because apparently there are some worms living in my heart, but she feels much better now that she's talked to the V-E-T. The V-E-T says that because my tests only showed adult worms and no baby worms in the blood, and because I am a young and healthy boy with lots of energy and no symptoms, we can do the slow-kill heartworm treatment, which is much less painful. Get this - it's exactly the same as what we've been doing for the last year! I just need to take that yummy Heartgard stuff and while it won't kill the adult worms, it will sterilize them and shorten their life span, as well as keep any new worms from moving in. And this means I don't have to stay in my crate for a month!
The V-E-T thinks that when I was tested last January, I'd probably just been infected so there weren't any adult wormies yet. So since I've been on Heartgard since I adopted my mom in mid-January, we've probably been killing them off slowly since then. The V-E-T expects me to make a full recovery. Mom and the V-E-T will be keeping an eye on me and if I start to show any signs of symptoms then they'll start the fast-kill treatment. But I am going to continue feeling 100% Full of Energy like I always do!