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Jayde's Journey
$820 raised
14% of $6k goal
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3 Years running
Seven year old Jayde is Heather's constant companion. Jayde has played in agility and made the move from Iowa to Colorado with her. Near the beginning of April, Heather noticed lethargy and a refusal to eat. What was even worse was she noticed ...

Seven year old Jayde is Heather's constant companion. Jayde has played in agility and made the move from Iowa to Colorado with her. Near the beginning of April, Heather noticed lethargy and a refusal to eat. What was even worse was she noticed that Jayde had trouble breathing. She took Jayde to the vet and after an ultrasound and looking at her heart, they tapped her and drained the fluid that had built up, 3 whole liters. It was discovered that she had dilated cardiomyopathy. She was sent home with medication with the hopes that she would improve. Over the weekend, Jayde refused to eat a lot and only had a bit of food. This morning, April 21, 2014, she was brought to the vet again and 3.5 liters of fluid were drained, after only 3 days. The vet noticed a lump on her heart, possibly a tumor or cancerous (as of the moment it is unknown). The vet mentioned that surgery would likely need to happen in order to remove the fat around her heart to help it function properly. As of this moment, the estimate for that surgery is the goal we have listed. We are hoping to do an online auction as well, to raise funds, but any and all donations are highly appreciated. Heather is a graduate student and works full time as a server at Texas Roadhouse. She is an incredibly hard worker and is not one to ask for funds. This is why, I, Marcella Ward, her friend, am asking for her. I have received permission from her to share this story and ask for funds. I have never met Heather personally, but we have known each other almost Jayde's entire life. I have seen her journey with this dog and have seen the heartache this has caused her. I want nothing more but to help my friend let her dog live a stress free and non painful life. This is why I am asking for help.

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