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We got my baby Aussie 4 months ago, she's 7 months now and we were told she had a murmur a long time ago on her first visit to the vet, but she assured us it was probably nothing and she would out grow it. Fast forward to present, and she is being referred to UT Knoxville for a pulmonary stenosis? Which means a valve leading to lungs and heart is malfunctioning and we may have to do a balloon procedure to ensure her living longer. We are so upset, and I can't even think about losing her. We were told if we don't do the procedure she could live a short life. We of course have been reading up, and see some people have the same story, didn't do the surgery and their dogs lived a long life. Some even to age 17. We are going to see the specialist next month but are prepared to do whatever it takes. The surgery looks like it will cost upwards of 5 grand. I'm so scared something will happen while she is under but it says the surgery is non invasive. Anyone have any good stories or uplifting thoughts? She is like my child. I'm a wreck!
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