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Ema at the Veterinary Cardiologist

I have a long, hard story about what we learned at today’s appointment with Ema. The short story? It’s fixable – expensive, but fixable.

At the moment, however, I’m just not up to writing about it – not yet. For now, I’m just going to give you a pictorial on Ema’s appointment with Veterinary Cardiologist, Dr. Sandra Minors, at the Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Referral Clinic.

Ema in the car enroute to the clinic. The resolution isn’t great, but you can sort of see the color of Ema’s tongue here – a uniform blue, almost all the time.

See the rest, after the cut – and please don’t forget to help, if you can.

Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Referral Clinic

The Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Referral Clinic

Everybody Loves Ema!

Ema meets her tech – this was after our initial greeting at the clinic, when a passing tech noticed Ema’s tongue was blue and freaked out – before we’d even checked in, they’d rushed Ema into the back for oxygen therapy. Let’s just say Ema made an interesting first impression on the clinic staff!

Kisses for Dr. Minors

Ema meets her Cardiologist, Dr. Sandra Minors. Kisses for everyone!

Ema during her cardiac ultrasound

Ema during her Cardiac Ultrasound. She held very, very still during the entire procedure – such a good little girl!

Ema during her cardiac ultrasound

Almost done…

Catheter Insertion

Attempting to insert a catheter, to check for an aortic shunt (a hole in her heart). She was so good, the entire time – unfortunately, her veins kept ‘blowing out’ – she has tiny, fragile little veins.

Ema on the table

All done! Ema says “You guys are great, but can I go home now?”. Yes you can, Ema.

So Tired

In the car, on the way home – soooo sleeeeepy.

Fall Princess

A quick stop at the farmer’s market on the way home, because at MY house….

Good girls get ice cream

… all brave little girls deserve ice cream.

More tomorrow, including all the gory, break your heart into pieces details. In the meantime, please help us raise the rest of the money we need to get Ema’s surgery – we’ve spent about $800 so far on her diagnostics, and she’s facing a $3,000 surgery, which gives us a new goal of $3800. Please help, if you can, and a HUGE thanks to everyone who already has. Check in tomorrow for details on my new “Fundraiser for Ema”, nicknamed “Sell your soul for Surgery”.

10 replies
  1. Theresa Cole
    Theresa Cole says:

    My check for helping with Ema’s expenses is on the way; thank you for taking care of this sweet girl. Every Frenchie deserves to be loved and cared for the way Ema is by all who know her story. I’ll be praying for the little girl with all my heart.

  2. Eva Skaloud
    Eva Skaloud says:

    Sweet little Ema, only one night we shared our bed with you, but you will be in our minds for ever. We still feel your sweet kisses on our cheeks. GOOD LUCK !!!! Eva ” your two day foster mother”
    and Carmen ” your Boston friend.

  3. JenniferJ
    JenniferJ says:

    Just donated. Wish I could give more. Been a bad stretch vet-emergency wise here.

    Fingers and toes crossed for Ema

  4. Susan Riley
    Susan Riley says:

    Sent in a small donation; wish I could do more but every bit helps, right? She is a sweetie and I hope the surgery is successful.

  5. crankbunny
    crankbunny says:

    My last dog had heart issues in her old age, tons of cardiology appointments – its wonderful that this little girl has a shot at getting fixed up.

    Love the pic of the ice cream – spoil her rotten! She deserves all the yummies and joy she can get.

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