Zorro’s Emergency Surgery for His Collapsed Trachea

Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Apr 01, 2017

Zorro came home on Sunday (he was doing so well that the vet discharged him a day early). I'm so proud of him! He needs to be kept calm (no play, running, jumping or anything of the sort) but is being quite a handful! Hehehehehehe! He's just too cute for words. He'll be getting his stitches out on Wednesday and I just need to keep him from scratching them. The good news is that this itchiness is a sign of healing.

He's doing so well!!!!

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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Mar 23, 2017

Hi all,

The specialist surgeon scoped Zorro this morning and found that he has a paralysed larynx. This is a critical condition and they needed to operate to open up the airway so that he can have a chance. His trachea appeared fine. The surgery has an 80% prognosis with the biggest issue being that he could breath in his food in 20% of the time. If we didn't do the surgery he could've gotten progressively worse and possibly suffocated. They went straight into theatre with him. The cartilage of the larynx was very soft and hopefully will hold the suture. The surgeon has looked down the mouth and so far it looks good. He will send me a message tomorrow to let me know how he is doing. The next 24 hours are critical. Meanwhile, I've been to see him and he's not very active and is groggy but looks a lot better than I expected him to be. He's currently on a drip and, best thing of all, his tongue was a whole lot pinker than I've ever seen it in a long time.

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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Mar 22, 2017

Hi all,


Zorro has been booked for tomorrow morning at 08h15 at the Bryanston Veterinary Hospital. He will be in intensive care for at least a night.


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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Feb 16, 2017

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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Feb 13, 2017

Hi,


So the campaign has expired and the goal was not achieved. However, I have transferred the funds to my own account from PayPal, I am waiting for the money to show up and, once reflecting, I will transfer everything to the veterinary hospital's account.

Meanwhile, I have been in contact with the Foxies Fund and they have transferred a good sized amount on Zorro's behalf to the veterinary hospital on Thursday last week.

Once I have transferred to the vet's bank account, I will find out what the balance is and see if I can't put in the amount myself. I'm holding thumbs that I can afford to do it.....

Thank you so much for your support in helping to save my precious ball of fur's life!


Love and hugs,
Vanessa & Zorro
XOXOXOX

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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Dec 19, 2016

Hi all,


I have added the vet's letter that I just received, to the fundraising request.

Please also see it here:

Many thanks!


Much love,
Vanessa & Zorro
XxxXxxX

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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Dec 14, 2016

Hi all,


I'm very pleased to announce that the 2017 calendar is now available as a gift on donation.

I have already sent it out to donors who have already contributed.

On donation, I will email the calendar to you personally.


Much love and hugs,
Vanessa and Zorro
XxxXxxX

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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Dec 13, 2016

Hi all,


I'm busy with putting together a gift as an incentive and a thank you for people who donate to this cause.

For those who have already donated - no worries, I haven't forgotten about you! I will send you your 2017 Pom Calendar as soon as it's available!

Thank you - from the very bottom of my heart.


Kind regards,
Vanessa and Zorro
XxxXxxX

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Update posted by Vanessa Todorova On Dec 06, 2016

Hi guys,


Thank you so much for the donations received so far, it is HUGELY appreciated!!! Please do keep sharing so that we can gain momentum. <3

I've requested a report from Dr Mudie for me to display on this page. This is so that I can provide proof that my request is a legitimate one. It will be coming sometime this week.

I took Zorro for a walk today and he wasn't doing well with his breathing. :-( I will take a video next time so you can listen to how he sounds when he's not in relaxed mode. Also, his barking seems to be deeper than normal.


Much love,
Vanessa and Zorro

XOXOXOX

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So so pleased Zorro is booked for surgery...all the best sweet boy will be thinking of you xxxxxxxxxxxx

MARG MATTHEW

Posted On Mar 22, 2017

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Tanja Duganzich

Backed with $50.00 On Dec 19, 2016

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Wish it was more Stay strong sweet Zorro xxxx

MARG MATTHEW

Backed with $20.00 On Dec 16, 2016

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I would ask the Pomeranian websites to post this every other day and keep it fresh , that way people can donate, I am keeping you and 0 and my prayers please let me know how he is doing, sincerely Catherine

Catherine Holten

Backed with $40.00 On Dec 15, 2016

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Rooting for you all the way! <3

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Anonymous

Backed with $10.00 On Dec 04, 2016

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I hope this donation helps Zorro get the surgery he needs!! Dogs ARE family... My two doggies, Boo & Oski, and I wish you both the best! <3 <3 <3

Hannah Russell

Backed with $50.00 On Dec 04, 2016

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I hope u get the funding that u need to help ur doggie.. I know how it feels to see ur doggie in need of hospital care and not have noone and/or the money to do... But have faith that everything works out.. Me and my poms Spanky and Lilly donated and praying for doggies treatment.. Tc

Elizabeth Feliz

Backed with $20.00 On Dec 03, 2016

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Anonymous

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Hope you get the help you need...

Elizabeth Hayes

Backed with $10.00 On Dec 03, 2016

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