Save Wall-E's Heart

Save Wall-E's Heart

From Danielle Jecklin

Wall-E, our Beagle, was recently diagnosed with mitral valve insufficiency and congestive heart failure. We are raising money for his current and continued medical bills and to save his life.

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about 2 years ago

Wall-E is scheduled for a cardiologist appointment at Iowa State University veterinary hospital on Monday (1/13). We were very blessed to get in so soon, as other animal cardiologists are backed up until March! This appointment will give us a specialized and more in depth look at what is going on with Wall-E's heart and will give us the proper course of treatment. We expect it to be a long day there (around 5 hours) based on what others with similar experiences have told us. Not to mention the 2 hr 45 minute drive one way. All good thoughts and prayers for Wall-E are greatly appreciated. And of course, this appointment is going to be quite expensive (quoted $600-700), so anything helps! Please share!

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On October 2nd our Beagle, Wall-E, had what we thought was a seizure. We did not see another seizure until November 25th. At this time he was put on seizure medication, but a heart murmur and an enlarged heart were also discovered. Upon doing further research, we found that these "seizures" were actually syncopal (fainting) episodes due to lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Thanksgiving morning we took Wall-E to the emergency vet for labored breathing where they took x-rays and determined he was in congestive heart failure. They gave him a lasix injection and oral lasix medication. November 29th, he had a heart echo which showed mitral valve insufficiency. The lasix seemed to work at first, but he soon began having more syncopal episodes, so it was back to the vet.

Since then, it has been trial and error with medications, rechecks with the vet, and continued testing to determine how this all happened so fast. Although our vet has been wonderful and thorough with trying to determine how to best help Wall-E, they also recommend taking Wall-E to see a cardiologist for a more in depth, specialized look at his case. 

 As you can imagine, this has and continues to rack up medical bills. Wall-E is extremely healthy otherwise and has much more life ahead of him if we can just find the correct treatment for him. He is so very loved and is like a child to us, so this experience has been emotionally exhausting, not to mention physically exhausting for Wall-E. This, along with the continued medical bills, has made for a very trying past couple of months for all of us. Please consider donating to help save our sweet boy's life. If you can't donate please share this fundraiser! We (and Wall-E) appreciate any and all help!

Thank you,

Danielle and Jason

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Danielle Jecklin posted a new update:
about 2 years ago

Update #1

Wall-E is scheduled for a cardiologist appointment at Iowa State University veterinary hospital on Monday (1/13). We were very blessed to get in so soon, as other animal cardiologists are backed up until March! This appointment will give us a specialized and more in depth look at what is going on with Wall-E's heart and will give us the proper course of treatment. We expect it to be a long day there (around 5 hours) based on what others with similar experiences have told us. Not to mention the 2 hr 45 minute drive one way. All good thoughts and prayers for Wall-E are greatly appreciated. And of course, this appointment is going to be quite expensive (quoted $600-700), so anything helps! Please share!

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