Hi all, Vito's mom here. We went to the vet yesterday for Vinny's ultrasound, and confirmed that he does have a "very large" shunt that is preventing blood flow to his liver. This is a very serious and scary situation. He is scheduled for surgery this coming Tuesday, July 26, and the hope is that this will "cure" him, however the doctor was cautious, saying that he thinks there may be other issues going on as well, which they will try to discover as they are doing the surgery, and will also be doing a biopsy on his liver then.
I'm reaching out to all of our friends in Bloggerville to beg for you to send a donation (big or small - every bit helps!) to SEPRA to help them pay for Vinny's surgery. It is going to cost $1,300 and the Rescue is already so over-stretched. Vinny and I (oh yes, and Vito too!) would be forever grateful. I've attached the link to his page. Just click on the "Become a Virtual Foster" link at the bottom of the page.
Help Vinny Here!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I will keep you all posted. The good news is that he is still acting very normal and does not seem to be in any discomfort.