Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Puppy update

Today was the big day. Serena went to the specialist vet and had her ultrasound.

As our local vets were afraid of, she does indeed have a liver shunt. It appears to be a big one and her liver is tiny. She's going on three different medications to help her liver and those have to be regulated before surgery. There are possible complications & risks with the surgery (seizures after surgery, another shunt forming, or not making it through the surgery). However, the life expectancy for dogs who don't have the surgery is very poor.

Please continue to keep us in your thoughts/prayers and sending positive vibes her way. It's going to a couple of long months this winter......


  1. Aww :( So sorry to hear this. She is pretty cute! I hope and pray she pulls through and lives a long and happy life.

    1. Thank you, Rachel. It really means a lot!

  2. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Hoping for a successful surgery for this adorable dog.