Oh man. So apparently our poor dog, Cabbie, has had heartworms for awhile. Our vet believes he had them when we adopted, almost a year ago. He was tested by the shelter, then has been on preventative with us since we got him. He started coughing last month, we first thought it was just allergies. Now that we know, it explains a lot of symptoms. My poor Cabbie. We took him to get x-rayed yesterday, they already saw some heart and lung damage, but we are waiting for a radiologist to get more information. This whole process is going to be so overwhelming, I have no idea how we are going to manage things, my husband and I both work fulltime and he is going to need constant care. Ugh. Just needed to vent. He is this sweet little guy, and I hate that we can't tell him what is going on and that it will be for his benefit. He was all curled up on his chair last night and I started crying. We promised to take care of him and love him, and he is going to have to go through so much. Any tips, advice from anyone else who has going through this would be much appreciated! I know we can only do what we can do, and take it one day at a time.