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Wings for Will

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Raised by 193 people in 13 days
Hiya! My name is Will! My foster mom Ellie calls me Prince William, and she’s sure treating me like royalty! I was brought into Yolo County Animal Shelter on Wednesday, May 2nd and my mom immediately brought me to the UC Davis emergency room because I was having some trouble breathing. I was covered in fleas, I had tapeworms and am still very underweight! I got a bath and my mom flea combed for hours, and I’ve been warm and fed ever since. Apparently I have something silly called a ventricular septal defect, which means that my heart doesn’t pump blood correctly. I’m on some medications for that. I also have an esophageal defect that makes it hard for me to get food down into my tummy. My doctors believe that a CT angiogram and a surgical procedure could correct my esophageal issues so that I can eat and grow to be a big boy! Although I have a serious heart condition, I could live a happy life for quite some time! My mom is dedicated to making sure that all options are pursued in order for me to survive. Please consider helping me grow the wings I need to fly!
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Ok big update time! Will is home. His doctors did preliminary chest x rays to make sure his heart and lungs were good for surgery. Will has pneumonia. Aspiration pneumonia (infection caused by inhalation of fluid into the lungs) is very common in animals that are regurgitating due to an esophageal issue. He has not presented with any symptoms (coughing sneezing or wheezing) and his respiratory exam was normal, so this was only caught because his doctors were extremely thorough! We don’t know what Will was eating prior to entering foster care, but his regurgitation episodes allowed us to initially investigate his esophageal issue. Although he’s been on a liquid diet and hasn’t had an episode since the switch, the initial ones + any prior to foster care likely caused his infection. This means his CT and surgery have been rescheduled for 3 weeks from today. He will complete a course of antibiotics in the meantime. I’m looking at this as a positive because 1) Will’s chances of surviving anesthesia while suffering from pneumonia are much lower- I am glad they caught it on X Ray 2) this will give him a chance to get a little bit bigger and stronger 3) it allows us to fundraise the rest of his medical bills. While it’s not necessarily what we were hoping for I’m glad to have him home and undergoing treatment for what’s going on. He’s currently playing with Milo and getting lots of cuddles
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Will is in with his doctors now preparing for anesthesia and his CT scan. I had a great meeting with them and will be waiting in the lobby all day for updates. Please wish our boy well as he heads in for the first of his procedures. I am incredibly grateful and overwhelmed by the love and support Will has received from all of you. To be able to say “yes” to him, is an incredible gift that you have all given me and I promise to advocate for him to the fullest extent. I love him deeply and will update when I can ❤️
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Hi everyone! Will here! Just wanted to give a big ‘ol thanks to everyone who’s supporting my journey. My mom says I am just the sweetest boy, and I sure love my cuddles! I’ve gained almost 200g since I was rescued, I have no fleas or worms anymore, and I’ve been fed and warm. I’m a happy guy and very grateful to all of you for helping me having a chance at more of this beautiful thing called life. Love, Will
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Raised by 193 people in 13 days
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Orphan Kitten Project
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