Help Gemma get a vital surgery

Update posted by Braveheart Animal Rescue On Jan 21, 2019


Well Emma had her scans on Wednesday. The initial image shows a large amount of granular fecal material filling part of the colon. In layman terms she's full of poop. The good news is that unlike some other cases she does have a small hole that has formed to allow her to release some poo in small amounts. The bad news is it isn't where her actual rectal exit should be. It is actually formed below where it should be and just above where she urinates. In worst cases this normally forms where the dog urinates so they have both coming out of the same area. The surgery will involve closing up the hole that was formed and redirecting it to where it should be and connecting the colon to the correct exit. This should help her to expel what needs to be expelled normally without any adverse effects. Of course there is always a chance that she may need diapers for life however her outlook is very encouraging that this will not be the case. The next step will be this corrective surgery however we need your help as the cost is quite high. Please if you can help by donating even a little bit and if not please share her story so that perhaps others can help.

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Update posted by Braveheart Animal Rescue On Jan 10, 2019

We received the first estimate for Gemma. This estimate is for the the testing and scans needed to determine the severity of her defect. The upper limit includes CT imaging should the pneumocolonogram not give enough information for surgical mapping.

As you will see there are two columns on the estimate, a minimum and maximum. In the minimum column, service codes that are zero'd are recommended, however, not required or may not be needed.

Based on these scans they will determine what procedures she will need and will be able to give a better estimate of the cost for those procedures. Please keep sharing her story to help us raise the needed funds.
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