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    Just got back..not good news..this is what dr said..grade 5/6decrescendo murmur..left side of heart appears normal. The right ventricle is volume overloaded with slightly thickened walls. There is paradoxical movement of the interventricular septum becoming somewhat flattened toward the lv during systole..pause wave Doppler shows very turbulent systolic flow through the pulmonic valve with a small amount of diastolic flow. No meds at this time and would not recommend surgery to risky ..have to be monitoring cardiac visits ..could have sudden death...my heart is broken for me let alone how am I going to explain to my 3 year old if he dies in front of her..words of encouragement greatly appreciated ..

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    Oh my dear, I am so very sorry to hear this news.

    My heart is breaking for you and your family. Please know you will be in our prayers.

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    I too was hoping for a better prognosis, I'm so very sorry for this dx.

    My heart goes out to you & your family and know I will be praying for
    all of you and keeping your family in my thoughts.

    Please come here as you can and reach out for our support to help get
    thru this tough time. Again, my condolences for this dx and for your pain.

    "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit."

    GOD be with you & yours, today & every day. Much love~Carol & Cami


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    Oh no I have no words I will be praying for Bentley and your family.

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    So sad, all you can do now is love Bentley and give him the best you can, as hard is it is, be honest as much as you can with your 3 year old, they are more resilient than us adults a lot of the time, it would be heartbreaking I know, but you were most likely given the gift a Bentley for a reason, he is very special, My 3 year old niece lost her Mum to Cancer and we knew we were going to lose her, but we made each day count and her children knew that they had to care and love mum and she was not going to be around for much longer and she would love them from Heaven forever. All so heartbreaking, for you and your family, stay strong, thoughts are with you.
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    Im so sorry to hear the news ,unfortunatley i never experienced this condition therefore i cant give any advice
    I can only hope he will live many happy years with no problems , but whatever his time is i know all of you will make most of it xxx
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Oh no... I am so sorry. I was hoping beyond hope that you would get a hopeful diagnosis. We knew someone who had a Bully pup with a grade 7 murmur. The breeders were advised to put him down..but decided to keep him ..they had 4 kids and worried so much he would die in front of their kids. He lived for only 3 months...and just passed in his sleep. They were pretty upfront with the kids, ages ranged from 3-11 and while very sad, they knew he would be going to heaven soon. They used the entire time as a learning experience for their kids. Of course, the older ones could understand much more than the young ones..but they were the kindest most gentle little ones with that sweet boy. I'm not in any position to advise you and what's best for your little girl..but just wanted to share this. They don't regret the few months they had with him and feel it was a true gift of pure love. My heart is so heavy for you...
    Excellent advice indeed!

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    I am so sorry for you and your family. I have no words really to offer. But know that we are here to listen and cry with you. It is really difficult, but I always like to think that these kinds of things happen for a reason -- we just don't know what it is. Maybe you were chosen to give Bentley some very special love -- or, more likely, for Bentley to give you and your family some very special love! Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    I have no advice other than what Becky (@Jakeisgreat) already told you. I was really hoping for a much better outcome for Bentley. Just a giant hug from me and kisses from all my smooshy faces!!! Please keep me updated and if there is anything, and I mean ANYTHING ​, you need let me know.
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    I am so sorry...whether you have a short time or a long time with this little love view that time as a gift and just as Becky (JAKEISGREAT) said prepare your three year old for the inevitable but enjoy the gift you have been given that way when and if it happens you have the comfort in knowing you did all you could to make Bentley's life worth living and he loved you all the more for it.

    R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.

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    Please know we are all here to help support you through thsi.... I was so hoping for a better outcome. Hugs and prayers to you and the family.
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    Thank you all for your kind words...sept 1 was the one year anniversary of my moms death..the last 2 years have been so hard...Amerah my daughter still asked for her mammy. .im praying for a miracle. .we did decide to get another one..but will wait till we don't have Bentley. .i just don't want to share my attention with another bully right now...so keep me updated on bullys for sale in pa..

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