Brownie's guardian angels are smiling.
However, before the smiles, there were some tears.
When Brownie's case came to Labrador Life Line, the five month old chocolate lab had been diagnosed with Persistent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). PDA develops when a specific blood vessel used by the fetus during pregnancy doesn't close off after birth. It creates an abnormal blood flow in the dog's heart.
Even though his prognosis was good with surgery, because he was showing signs of early congestive heart failure, surgery needed to be done as quickly as possible.
Not long after approving funds for little Brownie, his LLL caseworker received a call from the vet. After a pre-surgery echocardiograph, Brownie's health had taken a turn for the worse.
His condition. Grave.
In Brownie's darkest hours, the family's devotion, love, and commitment to their ailing pup never wained. Through it all, they demonstrated a great deal of love for Brownie.
Once again, thanks to you, the supporters of Labrador Life Line (and Brownie), we were able to help Brownie. Furthermore, we were able to give a Lab what he needed .. a chance. And for their owners when they come to us for help, hope. Thank you, as always, for your continued support.
Dear Labrador Lifeline,
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your donation. We are so very fortunate to have Brownie with us today. After his operation, he has become a "puppy" again. He is eating, is playful, and is loved very much! There are not enough
words to express our gratitude.
Again, thank you so much. We appreciate your generosity! You made a difference!!!!