~ Colina ~

High Medical Risk

 

UPDATE: 2-12-06   5.25PM

Colina Traveled to the Rainbow Bridge, surrounded by her Scottie Cousins & Caregivers.

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Updates on Colina's Condition will be Posted as Available at Bottom of Page

Heart Surgery is No Longer an Option for Colina - Please Review the Updates Below

We still need assistance with Colina's ongoing medical & fostering needs

Please Help by Donating to our Newly Formed Hospice Care Program

 

 
 

We are 6 month old Colina's last chance at a full life.

She has a heart valve defect that urgently needs repair or Colina will not celebrate her first birthday.

We have arranged for the Cardiac Surgeons at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX to perform her surgery, hopefully on Wednesday, January 18th.

The surgeons that performed this same surgery on a baby Scottish Terrier (Collin) for us last year, will do Colina's surgery.

Because we had such wonderful results with Collin's surgery, we have named this little girl, Colina, which is the female version of Collin.

If you are able to help Colina have her surgery, please send her a Donation via the PayPal Donate Button below:

If you prefer, you may mail Colina's Donation to:

Colina's Care

Scottie Kingdom Rescue, Inc.

P. O. Box 551265

Dallas, TX 75355-1265

Scottie Kingdom Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. Your Contribution is a Tax-Deductible Donation to the extent allowed by law.

Colina's surgery cost will exceed $2,000.00.

Please take a moment to view Collin's story at http://www.scottiekingdom.com/collin.htm

We prefer to adopt to families with past Scottie, Westie and/or Terrier experience, but realize this isnít always possible. You must have a secure & fenced yard.

We do not ship our pets. If you have that special place in your heart & in your home for a Scottie (or any of our other available Rescue Dogs), please be prepared to visit us in Dallas for an in person meet & greet session with our Available Dogs. If you have existing pets, they must travel to Dallas with you, so we can be assured that they will be compatible with the new addition to your family.

Please contact us at Rescue@scottiekingdom.com to receive an Adoption Application or for more information on our Adoption process

 

~ Updates on Colina's Condition ~

UPDATE: 1-11-06 - 1:00PM - Colina's condition has deteriorated during the last 18 hours. She is being transported to Texas A&M Small Animal Clinic today, where her Cardiologist is seeing her on an emergency basis.

UPDATE: 1-11-06 10:00PM -
Colina had a Doppler Study performed upon her arrival at Texas A&M tonight. The diagnosis of Severe Pulmonic Stenosis was confirmed, however, Colina's heart also has a Severe Tricuspid Valve Leak at the Right Atrium and Severe thickening of the Right Ventricle. She is resting comfortably and will remain in the hands of the Cardiac Care Team at Texas A&M.

UPDATE: 1-12-06 - 1:00PM -
Further tests were performed on Colina today. Two small holes were found in the wall of her heart. She remains at Texas A&M being monitored by the Cardiac Care Team.

UPDATE: 1-13-06 - 1:00PM -
Colina is being transported back to Dallas this afternoon so she is able to rest in familiar surroundings over the weekend at her foster home. Final decisions are being made on her condition and the possibility of surgery being of assistance to her.

UPDATE: 1-17-06 - 6:00PM

We have just spoken with Colina's Cardiologist at Texas A&M. Her case has been reviewed by three Cardiologists and it has been determined that surgery is not an option for Colina. Her little heart is too damaged for surgery to be of assistance to her.  Colina will remain with us, in our newly formed Hospice Care Program until she travels to the Rainbow Bridge.

 

UPDATE:  2-10-06 - Colina celebrated her six month birthday today!  Her Atenolol dosage (beta blocker med) has now been doubled, per her cardiologists instructions.  With limitations, Colina is able to play outside for short periods of time with some of the other Westies we have in our rescue program.

Happy Six Month Birthday, Little Girl

UPDATE:  2-12-06 - Colina has taken a decided turn for the worse this morning.  We are with her every minute, but it appears she is going into cardiac failure.

UPDATE: 2-12-06   5.25PM

Colina Traveled to the Rainbow Bridge, surrounded by her Scottie Cousins & Caregivers.