As you all may know, Timmy has been hospitalized due to sudden devastating effects of his severe heartworm disease. Over this past week we have seen his platelet and red blood cell count drop, him develop a 3 out of 6 heart murmur, and decline rapidly despite our vet's most aggressive treatment. To be completely upfront friends, Timmy's life is on the line ;( Today his echocardiogram (or ultrasound of all parts of the heart) was done to determine the extent and severity of the damage. Immediately the doctor saw exactly how grave the situation was, as it was determined he indeed has caval syndrome, the most serious, life-threatening, and rare effect of heartworm disease.
Essentially, a large mass of heartworms has collected and become lodged in part of his heart, which is causing the downward spiral -affecting his whole body. The ONLY treatment option Timmy has left is a hail mary heart surgery to manually remove a large extent of the worms.
Due to the severity of what is going on and Timmy's grave condition, Dr. Kernes believes his best bet at survival is sending him for emergency surgery to the cardiologists at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. It will be costly, but we know #teamTimmy
has a army behind him, and because he has a chance we feel it's worth trying as we know it is for you all too!
Timmy is being rushed to College Station now where the cardiologist will begin emergency surgery upon his arrival. This is our only chance to save Timmy so we acted quickly, believing that our supporters will once again come through for us and Timmy! This is a critical, high risk surgery and that comes with a high price tag. We are hoping to raise $5,000 for Timmy and his medical expenses. We know this is a large amount, but we believe in our little warrior and in our commitment to try our hardest at ensuring Timmy gets his much deserved happily ever after ❤️ Please continue all the prayers and love especially at the exact moment. #adoptdontshop #PowerOfLove #LittleWarrior #prayers #positivevibes #fighter #ProjectTimmy #TeamTimmy