Lovely Update from Jaime at Bullywag: " Luna went to UGA on Monday 10/3 at 12:00 noon for an evaluation. They sedated her so they could see the soft palate and how much was lapping over her wind pipe and then went ahead with the surgery while she was sedated. She was released on Oct. 6 and she returned to our home where she is being fostered."Luna needs more medical work. She's gone from being thrown in the street as dead and paralized to pneumonia. Now, she has an elongated palate, which, if not corrected, can cause her to die. Please help this lil child of God's!!!! LUNA'S STORY: Luna needs more medical work. She's gone from being thrown in the street as dead and paralized to pneumonia. Now she has an elongated palate, which, if not corrected, can cause her to die. Please help this lil child of God's!!!! CHIPIN: http://bullywag.chipin.com/lovely-luna Some of you may recall our "Luna" from a previous chipin. The purpose of this chipin will literally save her life. Luna has had a cough/gag for a while now. She had pneumonia, so we thought it was a result of that. But after several antibiotic treatments and still coughing, we decided to do an xray. Xray revealed some sort of obstruction in her throat area. During another appointment our vet decided to...
investigate further with an endoscope. She noticed severe complications of breathing that almost disappeared while holding her tongue in hand. Conclusion: Luna has an elongated soft palate that needs to be trimmed. A little about this: The classic signs of an elongated soft palate include noisy breathing, open mouth breathing, panting, snoring , and may progress to collapse, exercise intolerance and other signs related to swallowing air.An elongated soft palate can be surgically shortened to a more normal length. The earlier that the abnormalities associated with this syndrome are corrected, the better since the condition worsens over time and may cause other abnormalities. Early correction of an elongated soft palate will significantly improve airway function and may prevent development of everted laryngeal saccules. Our vet says that over time the palate will continue to elongate causing Luna to eventually swallow it - likely killing her. There is some risk to the surgery, but we feel surgery is the only option for Luna to have a chance at a good and normal life. Please contribute to her fund so that we can correct this abnormality and get her into tip-top shape for adoption :)
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