One lucky dog

posted June 12th, 2013 by
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It’s almost been a year since our family found out our beloved Boston Terror has a heart tumor. When Yoda had heart surgery last August, we were told the average life-span post operation was about three months.

While the tumor could not be removed, the procedure put a window in the pericardial sac to prevent fluid from putting pressure on his heart.

Recently, I had to make an emergency trip to OVS because Yoda was struggling to breathe. Fluid had started to build around his lungs, making it difficult for them to expand. A chest tap removed the fluid and an ultrasound showed that the tumor has only grown by a couple of millimeters over the last 10 months.

Yoda came home the next day a brand new dog. And I am one thankful dog momma.

Having each of my six animals around is a daily blessing, but Yoda in particular continues to be a powerful reminder of that fact.

I hope he sticks around for a while, but whether it be weeks, months or maybe even another year, this little dog has certainly made a big impression on my heart.

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

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