Age: 10 years old
Diagnosis: Stage C
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Zoey was originally diagnosed with a heart murmur at four years old and told it wasn't an issue and that the condition would be monitored. After an episode of gasping and coughing in July 2016, Zoey was taken to the vet and misdiagnosed twice with pneumonia and a mass on her lung. She would not have survived the surgery at the time, so Zoey's owners took her to a known ER vet who knew right away it was her heart. She was put on Lasix, put in an oxygen chamber, and referred to a cardiologist at the University of Florida. During the misdiagnosis, Zoey had gone into CHF and ruptured cords. She was given anywhere from 2 months to 2 years to live. Dr. Simon Swift, the Medical Director and Clinical Cardiologist at UF reviewed all of Zoey’s records and suggested that Zoey was a good candidate for mitral valve repair surgery and she was referred to Dr. Sabine in France.
Zoey is currently stable and on four medications in the morning and three at night. She gets acupuncture treatments twice a month and is on multiple supplements.. Zoey is still under the supervision of Dr. Swift and she is scheduled for surgery in France on September 22, 2017.
Cardiologist : Dr. Simon Swift, University of Florida
Owner: Jeanette Jordan