Hunter’s story - a touching email after PRAA surgery
Hunter, an incredibly cute 2 month old Beagle mix barely weighed 5 lbs because he couldn’t keep any solid food down. He would regurgitate (which is different from vomiting). He was diagnosed with megaesophagus due to PRAA (Persistent Right Aortic Arch).
Hunter had open chest surgery to identify and cut the PRAA. Even though he was a very poor anesthesia candidate, he did well through surgery and recovered quickly. By two weeks after surgery, he had gained 3 lbs!
His rescuer, MC, sent an amazing email with an update 6 months after surgery. Hunter now weighs about 40 lbs.
“Hunter has been adopted....by me. :-). I just couldn't part with the stinker after all was said and done. I lost my boxer a few months ago to lymphoma and he's a pistol with the greatest of personalities, just like she was as a pup, and I think it was just meant to be. She was my doggie "socializer" and he is maturing to follow in her footsteps.
He and I are forever grateful to you. You saved his life simply by believing me how severe his condition was when no one else was taking my word for it and dragging me along.”