... Little Girl has heart disease.
The same thing that killed her brother.
She seemed to be feeling a little ... listless, last week, so on Thursday we went to the vet. The vet couldn't find any obvious reason for her distress, but suggested we have some blood work done, just to rule out any problems. One of the tests was for heart function.
Last night, the vet called me with the results. A normal "count" for the heart test is under 100. A count of 100 to 240 is reason for concern, and anything over 240 is not good.
Little Girl scored over 700.
We are going to see an animal cardiologist in Ithaca on Monday morning. She will do an ultrasound, and an EKG, and probably a PB&J and God knows what else. The results of these tests will indicate what treatment Little Girl will need.
Look, my lack of action with The Runt was a mistake. With Little Girl, it would be murder. She will get the treatment she needs.
Hopefully, we have caught this in time. We do have that. We do have hope.