It’s really tough to tell, so I have refrained from saying anything. Ivy hasn’t been panting like she was when she first went to the vet. She does seem lethargic… but she is a sedentary dog. We have been carrying her up and down stairs.
Helaine says she still feels Ivy’s breathing is still shallow, and that is definitely a symptom of the problems the doctors described. It is not quite as obvious to me; possibly because I wasn’t attuned to it before all of this began.
Maybe the good news really is, she’s doesn’t seem to be getting worse. That might mean the drugs have begun to help her turn the corner. But, this is by no means definitive and we’re still very concerned.