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Arna's Heart Surgery

$1,460 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 16 months
WE NEED YOUR HELP so we can get Arna the heart surgery she desperately needs. 
At just three weeks of age Arna and her sister Elsa were found inside a sealed cardboard box amongst dumped rubbish. They were dehydrated, emaciated, anemic and required around the clock care. As they revealed their sweet but cheeky and outgoing nature, and being inseparable, we named them after the famous sisters from Disney's Frozen.
As they grew we noticed Arna had trouble keeping down solid food. At eight weeks of age she underwent a contrast study and was diagnosed with a persistent right aortic arch. This is a very rare congenital abnormality of a blood vessel in the heart which wraps around the oesophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). The abnormal blood vessel puts pressure on the oesophagus preventing the normal passage of food into the stomach causing regurgitation. It doesn’t cause a problem to the heart itself, but the constriction of the oesophagus means the animal very can not receive adequate nutrition. There is a surgery that can clip the vessel however it is a difficult surgery and needs to be performed by a specialist surgeon. Dr Sarah Goldsmid and the Animal Referral Hospital have offered Little Paws Orphan Rescue a significant discount to perform Arna's CT, surgery and post op care. She is booked for her CT scan 30th May to plan her surgery. We are asking for support from our followers to help raise the funds we need to proceed with surgery. We sincerely appreciate any contributions.
Warm regards
Little Paws Orphan Rescue

www.littlepawsorphanrescue.com.au
www.facebook.com/littlepawsorphanrescue
www.petrescue.com.au/groups/10655
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Great news! Arna is now 2 weeks post her heart surgery and has fully recovered without any complications! She is one very lucky girl to have had such a great outcome and have so many people care about her. Arna and Elsa are now up for adoption.
We still have to raise a few more hundred dollars to pay for her surgery. We will have to place any further rescues on hold until we've got enough to cover the rest of Arna's surgery. Thank you so much to everyone for your support ☺
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BREAKING NEWS! Arna had her CT scan today and it confirmed she has the very rare heart condition. They want to do surgery this week. Which means we need to do one final push to raise the money to proceed with surgery.
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Thank you to everyone who has donated. Unfortunately we haven't raised enough to proceed with Arna's surgery. She is booked to have a CT scan so the specialists can see the extent of her aortic arch and plan their surgery approach for when we have raised enough money.
Having snuggles with Daddy
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Our campaign has stalled and unfortunately none of the businesses we contacted have offered to help with reaching our target. If you can continue to donate and share our campaign we (and Arna) would be very greatfull.
Inseparable sisters
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