Mia is a very relaxed and lucky 10 year old Boston Terrier who presented to our Magill Road hospital in January this year. She had collapsed and had an extremely low heart rate of 28 (normal for a dog this size is 120-160 beats per minute). Mia had an ongoing history of waxing and waning gastrointestinal disease for quite some time leading up to her collapse.
Mia's progniosis was touch and go. The attending veterinarian gave emergency fluid resuscitation and intensive care medications throughout the night and early hours of the morning to control the dangerously high electrolyte levels. Mia slowly began to show signs of improvement over the following days and was shortly discharged from hospital back to her family.
With ongoing daily medication Mia's Addison's Disease is controlled and she is starting to become her old self again and showing a new lease on life.
From Mia's owners, Ben and Cath:
- Hyperadrenocorticism - Cushing's disease
- Tuff's story - Addison's disease (a hormone disorder)
- Insurance for your pet