Wednesday, July 27, 2011


This was taken from Kelsey's facebook page. There is a link to a donation website any help would be appreciated.

Journey is a 5 month old border collie who was bought from a local breeder and then returned due to a heart defect. The breeder was unable/unwilling to treat him so I went and picked him up. The next few months will be a critical time for Journey as I need to raise money and get him treated. His surgery was estimated to be between $2200 and $2400. Any donations or advice anyone can offer Journey will be very much appreciated. We are also planning a car wash benefit in the next few months complete with raffles and entertainment. Without this surgery, Journey will not live very long. With his gentle and loving temperament, Journey has a future of being a possible therapy dog... My goal for him will be to give back to the community that will ultimately save his life.

Vet Visit on July 21st, 2011- Today the vet started of with a good prognosis. He listened to the murmur and said it was consistent with PDA (Patent ductus arteriosis) with the sound of the murmur and the place that he heard the problems. After learning about the situation he went ahead and did a count on his oxygen level which gave him a reading between 81-90% (he said is was a little low). He then went ahead and did x-rays and said sometimes they will show the factors of PDA. He came back with news I was not expecting. Journey's heart is already enlarged and has edema (fluid) in his lungs. He said that Journey has a good chance if the surgery is done quickly. The x-rays did show factors of PDA as well. He put Journey on Lasix to help keep the fluid from developing in his lungs.

Here is the link for the donation page. Let's help this special little dog.


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