Please help us to help Foxie with diagnostic CT scans.
This little girl was at GAWS, incredibly underweight, small for her size, ongoing chronic diarrhea. Bloods results lead to suspecting a liver shunt, but with their equipment at GAWS they were unable to definitively diagnose her. No rescues had put their hand up for her, which I understand, there’s a huge outlay to find out if there is even going to be anything that can be done for her. There’s no guarantees with this. If she does have a liver shunt, depending on where it’s located (inside our outside the liver) it can be relatively easily repaired, or it may not be able to be operated on at all.
We were asked if we could help, being full of little oldies, blind, cancer, palliative, etc we just can’t fit her in, but she played on my mind. Young, happy, good natured, and potentially a perfectly healthy life ahead of her, depending on a proper diagnosis.
The diagnosis part is expensive about $2500 for a specialist CT scan. That’s a big outlay, just for a diagnosis.
And so we put our heads together, what if we arranged the ultrasound, if it showed a liver shunt that was operable, maybe then a rescue would feel more comfortable to take her on. It’s the best chance she’s got. So, we asked around and our friends at Save-A-Dog scheme have agreed if we get her scans done, they will take her, regardless of the outcome of her diagnosis. If she is a good candidate for surgery, the will go ahead with that. If she is not, they will assess her and see if there is anything they can do for her – there may not be, but they will do whatever is best for her. Thank you Save-A-Dog Scheme.
A volunteer at GAWS is going to bring her down to Melbourne tomorrow for her CT scan at Advance Vet Care – thank you Helen. Our volunteers from Rescued With Love will pick her up tomorrow and deliver her to SADS – thank you Irene and Wayne, and SADS will take over her care from there.
So many people are working together for this little girl. We’re praying for the best possible outcome for her xx
If you feel you’d like to help us with the costs of her scans and diagnosis, we would be very grateful.