UPDATE: HE NEEDS THE SURGERY IMMEDIATELY!!! We need to raise $1500 Surgery will be Monday we hope. waiting on call backs from a few vets in TX, 1 in LA, and 1 in MO.
If we can’t get one of those vets to do it, we have to go to A&M. cost will be significantly higher there and they give no rescue discounts.
Cost of the surgery is about $800. The vet visit yesterday was just under $500, but his meds are $150 for 2wks 😬
Alden was found as a stray in New Orleans, LA. He was severely emaciated, heart worm positive, 52lbs,but as sweet as can be. Just to give you a comparison, most 5-6mos old male Corso pups are 50-60lbs. The shelter vet worked with Alden to get him on a weight gain feeding regimen. CCR pulled him just before a huge hurricane was to hit New Orleans. We had no choice but to board him at a vet in Baton Rouge. But, there, they continued to work on his feeding regimen and look at other areas of his health. There were no other health concerns at the time.
Alden had been in a foster home for 10 days, eating 4 small meals a day, until his foster mom observed a major abnormality. Alden was taken straight to the vet. As suspected, Alden has an enlarged heart (due to heartworm disease) and there was fluid in his abdomen. it’s unclear as to the exact cause, but we ruled out obvious tumors. In addition, he is not actively bleeding! So, we are to assume this is advanced heartworm disease. The next few days, weeks, months will tell us more Moving forward he will need an echocardiogram ASAP.
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Such a sweet boy. Praying for Alden’s full recovery!
I memory of my Lucia. This boy has stole my heart since you first posted about him.
From my 2 corso’s with love, prayers, hope and of course a donation!
Thank you for all you do Liz 💗.