Meet Carlitos, a playful and loving 7-months old Pomeranian.
We adopted this potato of joy 1 month ago after being abandoned by a breeder for unclear reasons.
2 weeks quickly went by and we took him to a local vet for the usual vaccine shot. Unfortunately, the doctor felt a irregular heart rate and suggested we visit a cardiologist. After multiple doctor consultations, x-rays and ultrasound, Carlitos was confirmed to suffer from PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus). This is a congenital heart defect where a blood vessel didn't naturally close off after birth regulating the heart blood flow. PDA mortality rate is greater than 50% if left untreated within a year of diagnosed.
Exams showed Carlitos heart being abnormally big due to the incorrect blood pressure and have started to affect his breathing and energy. Its been confirmed that the best solution is to undergo open heart surgery whilst its possible and manually close the blood vessel. At only 7 months old, this potato joy will have to fight for his life for a 50/50 chance.
The surgery and additional medical bills will estimate around HKD$100,000. As much as it goes against my pride, we would like to ask for your help. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.
All the money raised will be going to Carlitos surgery and recovery. Whatever is left will be donated to a local dog rescue organization in Hong Kong where we adopted him from.
Thank you all so much for reading this and helping. This means the world to us and Carlitos.