Thank you all very much for your kind words and support over the past week.
As some of you know, Merrin has been in and out of the doctor's offices this week with an increased heart rate. She has always had a condition referred to as SVT, but this is the first time that she has ever had to undergo a lot of testing and to treat it with medication.
Needless to say this has been a very stressful time for both of us. Merrin will be fine once they work out her medication and she does not have heart disease or anything like that. It is, to put it simply, an electrical (or "wiring") problem in her heart that causes her to have periods of a very high heart rate.
Her next trip to the doctor will be on Monday and we'll know more then. Again, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts. We appreciate it!