Blossom needs your support! The specialist recommended surgery for the enlarged salivary gland. Blossom also saw a cardiologist that day and was sadly diagnosed with severe congenital subvalvular aortic stenosis (SAS) with secondary moderate left ventricular hypertrophy. This is basically a narrowing of the area underneath the aortic valve that causes some degree of obstruction or blockage of the blood flow through the heart. The narrowing forces the heart to work harder and is harmful to the heart. Blossom has started medication to help reduce her cardiac risk and will need adjusted exercise routines. She will also need prompt, aggressive treatment for any infections in the future and continued monitoring with a cardiologist. Due to the severity of her SAS, Blossom is at increased risk for complications with anesthesia. Because of this risk, Blossom is scheduled with a team of specialists at the University of Penn in a few weeks to undergo the surgery for her enlarged salivary gland. While she is under anesthesia, Blossom will also be spayed and have her cherry eyes corrected. A cardiologist will be continually monitoring her during surgery.
Blossom is doing great in her foster home. She has completely settled in and gets along well with her two foster brothers, as well as the resident cats. Blossom is both housebroken and crate trained. She loves to play with her toys and Blossom’s favorite toy is a tennis ball. She enjoys going for walks and rides great in the car.
Blossom’s medical bills have already reached $1000 and the estimate at the University of Penn will be around an additional $3000. We want to give this wonderful girl every possible chance to have a successful surgery and recovery. Please consider sponsoring Blossom to help with her medical bills. Just click on the link above, or you can send a donation by mail to our PO Box. We will keep you updated on Blossom’s progress.
Blossom is a 9 month old female who was surrendered to rescue due to medical reasons. Besides her cherry eyes, Blossom has an enlarged salivary gland and a heart murmur. She will be seeing specialists on Monday to get more information about her medical needs and prognosis. Blossom has lived with children of all ages and multiple dogs, large and small. She is a very sweet and loving girl. Please consider donating to help us with her medical care. We will post more information after Blossom gets settled in and an update after the upcoming vet appointment.