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Cordelia's Cardiac Surgery: A Puppy's Fight for Life

Organized by: Julia Treseder

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Deels is well!
August 22, 2017

Sorry for the excessive delay in the update - shortly after Deels had her surgery, I left her in the care of the excellent ICU, surgery, and See More

EVENT DATE Feb 08, 2017

THE STORY:

Cordelia is a yellow Labrador Retriever puppy who was recently diagnosed with a congenital heart defect called tricuspid valve dysplasia, or TVD. In fact, I'm the one who diagnosed her when she came to see me at the Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. I am a veterinary cardiology resident (in training to be a veterinary specialist in cardiology), and she was surrendered to me by her owners when they learned of her diagnosis. Without surgery, Cordelia will go into right sided congestive heart failure - this means that fluid will build up in her abdomen and she will begin to feel sick and fatigued. Most animals that go into right sided heart failure have a decline in their quality of life, and in Cordelia's case I suspect that will happen fairly quickly. At 4 months of age, her right heart is already severely enlarged as a result of her leaky tricuspid valve. I expect that she only has a few weeks or months before the onset of heart failure. My goal is to do everything I can to give her the best possible chance at life, and that means surgical valve repair or replacement. This requires open-heart surgery which is only performed rarely and at select veterinary hospitals in the United States. It is also an expensive surgery that I would have to pay for entirely out-of-pocket. As a veterinary resident, this would be the majority of my annual salary. That's why I'm asking for help to pay for surgery to help keep this little puppy as happy, carefree, and energetic as she is now for many years to come. In this profession, we do everything we can for our patients but for our own sakes we also try to maintain some emotional distance - chalk this one up to a failed attempt at doing just that!

$3,895

 

32% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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  • Susan Vogelsang

    $50

  • Silvia

    $50

  • Kyra Knutson

    $25

  • Svati Narula

    $25

  • Carolyn

    $25

  • Samantha and Rob

    $100

  • Danielle

    $250

  • Whitney Treseder et al

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Milt Davis

    $100

  • Sean

    $10

  • Carolyn Englar

    $50

  • Lee

    $50

  • Liz Inkellis

    $25

  • Britta Volz

    $50

  • Rob

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Karen Swenson

    $50

  • Robyn Panico

    $50

  • Dawn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cynthia Horin

     

  • Moose Man Sutterlin

    $25

  • Katie Good

    $25

  • Kate Scollan

    $100

  • Barbara & Malcolm Swenson

    $50

  • Susan Vogelsang & Paul Treseder

    $50

  • Lucy Pearson & Robert Moore

    $50

  • paul treseder

    $125

  • Joanna Hayes

    $25

  • Milo Dog

    $10

  • Nicole LeBlanc

    $100

  • Elly Tiau

    $25

  • Whitney Treseder

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kate Tobin

     

  • Katie Ellis

    $25

  • Loretta Collins

     

  • Harriett Chutter Mathews

    $250

  • Carol Dawn McGeough

    $10

  • Mary Ann

    $50

  • Honey

    $250

  • Alison Fleming

    $25

  • Milton Davis

    $100

  • Only need to mention once. Glad all is on schedule.

    $100

  • Elisabeth Treseder

    $50

  • Molly Araktingi

    $10

  • Susan Vogelsang & Paul Treseder

    $75

  • In memory of Wingnut

    $25

  • Benjamin & Brittney Ulrich

    $100

  • Elizabeth Hopewell Swenson and Harriett Mathews

    $300

  • Liz Symonds and Clayton Englar

    $50

  • Susan & Paul

    $50

  • Whiskey Unger

    $50

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Julia Treseder

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Donor Comments

Whiskey Unger

Whiskey Unger

DONATION: $50

Glad you are feeling better! 11 months ago

Susan & Paul

Susan & Paul

DONATION: $50

In honor of all those at OSU and CSU who help so much 12 months ago

Liz Symonds and Clayton Englar

Liz Symonds and Clayton Englar

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Elizabeth Hopewell Swenson and Harriett Mathews

Elizabeth Hopewell Swenson and Harriett Mathews

DONATION: $300

A tribute to Cordelia and Julia Treseder 12 months ago

Benjamin & Brittney Ulrich

Benjamin & Brittney Ulrich

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

In memory of Wingnut

In memory of Wingnut

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Susan Vogelsang & Paul Treseder

Susan Vogelsang & Paul Treseder

DONATION: $75

In honor of Julia's profession & for Deels 1 year ago

Molly Araktingi

Molly Araktingi

DONATION: $10

I too had a puppy with PDA that I rescued! I know how it goes, and I too did a Go Fund Me! Good luck and God bless, you are in wonderful hands. 1 year ago

Elisabeth Treseder

Elisabeth Treseder

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Only need to mention once. Glad all is on schedule.

Only need to mention once. Glad all is on schedule.

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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