Just ask Nicklas

 In Joie and 4 Gordons

I am choosing to soak up this moment, live in the JOIE and Celebrate!! βœ¨πŸŽŠπŸ’–πŸ˜Š

I absolutely have to share the fantastic news!

23 months ago our boy Nicklas almost died from heart failure, due to a taurine deficiency. We were told even IF they could save his immediate life it would be for maybe 6-12 months as damaged hearts don’t heal. 😱😩

Day by day this boy held on and fought to survive. When he demanded to be let out of his oxygen tank/crate we knew he was going to pull through. 😌☺️

We took him home, crossed our fingers, gave him loads of love, a summer of rest (under protest), heart medicine, high dosage of taurine and a bonus CoQ10 supplement πŸ˜‰ as for 6 months we daily counted his breaths per minute, waiting for his first cardio recheck. There we learned he was responding and his heart was shockingly starting to HEAL! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’–

9 months ago I started feeding him raw, 6 months ago I chose to take him off his heart medicine, and TODAY his echocardiogram shows his heart is completely NORMAL, both in size AND pumping efficiency!!

We are ecstatic!!! Plenty of happy tears. πŸ˜…

Recovery is so new and rare his cardiologist can’t even believe it.

It’s been a scary ride at times and often we wondered if we were doing the right / best thing for him when it went contrary to poplar opinion and many were very much opposed and freely attacking our choices.

Loving him as I do and knowing NOBODY was in his corner more than me, gave me the strength and courage to learn, ask questions, never give up and to make decisions based on what I believed in my heart was best for him. When a life is on the line you don’t often get a second chance if you’re wrong, I wanted no regrets.

Nicklas is soooo happy now, energy is off the charts even for a puppy, much less an 8 1/2 yr old boy. This previously frustratingly picky eater we couldn’t keep weight on LOVES to eat now. He has the most amazing Joie de Vivre!

Miracles DO happen! Just ask Nicklas, he’ll happily tell you so with a bark or two or three or four.

πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ’—

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