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Old 12-12-2012, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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On friday night I had chest pains, moved to my back and I had shortness of breath. I got up (was watching the new Batman movie), went outside, layed down and when they didn't stop I went upstairs to grab an asprin, and heartburn relief (just in case). At this point I did not tell my husband and he continued to watch the movie.

Dakota is not allowed upstairs and followed me to the stairs which is common. What is not is the noise she made as I went up the stairs. Never heard this before, a very loud whinning, almost like a whine and a howel rolled into one. She tried to come up the stairs but the noise alerted my husband who came to the stairs and she sat by the stairs until my return.

She knew something was wrong. Her reaction made me realize that I needed to go to the hospital. We went to emergency and I went through all the tests. Everything was fine but they wanted me to stay to draw blood 4 hours later to eliminate a false negative reading.

Went for a stress test today and all is well. Doctor figures it was bad heartburn. I did have some spicy chips while watching the movie.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We need to listen to our dogs in times like this. They are designed to sense things we cannot, ways to detect danger for the survival of themselves and their packs.

So glad you are okay.. take care of yourself!
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dogs are freaky scary like that sometimes! Their senses are so ... amazing (for lack of a better word!)

Glad to hear that you are ok ... stay away from those spicy chips at night!!!! (I learned that way that I can't drink coffee after 7 pm LOL)
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had Echo behave really similarly. Turns out I had a perforated ulcer. What you describe sounds EXACTLY like an ulcer... they usually brush it off in the ER because while the pain can be really scary, it's not emergent (unless it had advanced to the point that mine did). There's not much you can do for it besides get tested for H. Pylori and take antacids, unfortunately.
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Whew. I'm glad you're doing better. Big hugs to Dakota.
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