I'm a dog and I'm on pacemaker #2
Hi there, I am Maggie, a six year old Border Collie. I had my first pacemaker when I was two. I have third degree heart block. I had a Medtronics Kappa. Today I had a Medtronics Sigma implanted. OK. By now you have probably figured out that my mom is writing this for me. We used to have the screen name Maggies Mom, but we've changed it to Snipsnapper. Anyway, if you are interested, you can read my story on this site, if you can find it! But, like I said, I had my second PM implanted today. My incision site is still a little sore. My stitches come out in 10-14 days. My old PM was on battery saver mode and was beating at a steady 65 bpm, but I was still able to run around like a nut, swim and the like! That's gotta say something good about the folks at Medtronics! Anyway, I've got 70 months on this PM and I'm looking forward to using it.
If you want to write to me, please do at email@example.com I can tell you all about the wonderful things I can do with my PM. And no, this is not a joke. You can research me online by googling pacemaker, border collie, twiddler's syndrome (yeah, I had that too and had to have TWO initial PM surgeries). I'm a superdog -- and it's all because of the folks at Colorado State U Vet Hospital and my mighty PM.
Maggie (the Mighty)