4/29/17 Meet Oliver. He is a 6 year old, 12 lb yorkie who came into UYR on 04/17/2017. He has not felt good for most likely the better part of his life. He has struggled with bladder stones, a ruptured bladder and an undiagnosed liver shunt. As common as liver shunts are in yorkies, Oliver’s was not detected until recently and as a result he has a very small liver and has suffered with chronically reoccurring bladder stones.
In the last 10 days Oliver has endured extensive blood work, a bile acid test, x-rays, scintigraphy, and ultrasound testing. As overwhelming as it sounds each of these steps was necessary to properly diagnose this boy. Oliver has been a champ through all of this, the pain, the prodding, the fasting and the testing. He looks at me as if to say, “I just want to feel better, can you help me?” and the answer is YES sweet boy; however, he needs our help.
The good news is that with the tests we have given him we are able to confirm that Oliver has an operable congenital liver shunt (along with several bladder stones) and just knowing brings him one step closer to his dream of being cured.
He is hoping we will help him with the expenses needed to reach the ultimate goal of living a life without pain and constant discomfort.
Oliver’s expenses have already reached over $1400 and the surgery will be an estimated additional $3000. Every dollar we raise will go to providing Oliver with the life he so deserves. He has lived half of his life in pain, let’s make sure the next half is full of only the things he should feel, love and joy. Oliver is counting on us to believe in his dream. We desperately need your help!