Welcome to sweet Selma...his 13-week-old pup has been diagnosed with a pretty serious heart murmur. Our love and thanks to the VEC (Veterinary Emergency Clinic) in Toronto for moving heaven and earth to get her in to see the cardiologist on Friday.
A murmur adds an extra sound to a heartbeat and can be serious… but we are pulling out all the stops for Selma…X-rays, an electrocardiogram (ECG) and possibly also an ultrasound (echocardiogram) so we can know exactly what we are dealing with. It is because of all our WiN folks who support our fundraising efforts and your amazing donations that allows us to help this girl!!! It "takes a village" and our WiN village is the BEST.
If Selma is only with us for a short time or hopefully a long time, she will be loved and get the best care…that is our promise. Welcome darling girl to Westies in Need.
An update...Selma's visit to the cardiologist was NOT what we hoped for. She will be off in the next few days to the OVC (Ontario Vet College) to see if she is a candidate for a balloon valvuloplasty that may give her a little more time with us.
It is with the greatest of sadness that we must tell you that our sweet 9 month old rescue, Cosette (previously Selma) passed away at 3:30 this morning. She came into our rescue with a very severe heart murmur, and we did everything we could to save her, but it was not meant to be. She had her appointment last Monday at the OVC in Guelph with the cardiologist and we were all set to schedule her for surgery to repair her heart, but Rainbow Bridge called her home. There are no words……