URGENT: Odey’s Life-Saving Open Heart Surgery

  • Breed: West Highland White Terrier Westie
  • Name: ODEY
  • Color: White
  • Size: Small
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Baby

Puppy Odey was abandoned in a park at only five (5) weeks old. He couldn't walk or even hold his head up; it was clear that he was starving and dehydrated.

Odey's medical needs were extremely severe and was rushed to Animal Services, where the on-site vet discovered that he was suffering from at least one, if not two, heart problems. Odey's heart has a 6/6 murmur. Additionally, an Electrocardiogram showed two holes in his heart, requiring multiple very dangerous, life-threatening surgeries. Pups with these heart problems rarely live a few months. The first of his complex surgeries was set for March 29 at 7:00 a.m. The second surgery will take place after recovery. Odey doesn't deserve to die young and unloved; he's so sweet and loves cuddles and his blankets.  

Odey is so young and has already gone through so much pain and heartache, but he has shown us that he is fighter. Please help him in this journey so that gets to live the happy life he deserves. You can make a difference in his life by donating to his campaign or purchasing items off of his wishlist. No donation or purchase is too small.


  • Odey’s surgeon has asked for Odey to be examined by a Cardiologist so that will be set up in the next month so we know what and when the next steps will be for his health. This will be a complete medical work-up. He is acting good, spunky, very loving but does tire quickly. All of you that have donated to his health and sent items from his Wish List have been so thoughtful. He is a spoiled little monkey!  Thsnk you. On a happier note, Odey lost his first baby tooth on 4/15/18. 

    April 17, 2018

  • STITCHES ARE OUT!   Chest cold is getting under control. Odey tires easily which is to be expected because of the pulmonic vslve stenosis but when he is up and going he can be a little terror but so full of kisses! His whiskers are comng in better as are his eye lashes and even though he has his babyteeth some of the adult teeth are coming in. WE THANK EVERYONE THAT HAS HELPED AND SENT PRAYERS FOR ODEY!

    April 12, 2018

  • Odey has become very lethargic and is on extra meds for the upper respitory infection. We are having to give him food supplements cuz he isnt eating well. Consideration to up date the electrocardiogram is being looked at for the pulmonic valve Stenosis s surgery. the Pulmonic Valve Stenosis surgery is a highly specialized surgery and is very expensive.

    Please Help Odey!

    April 07, 2018

  • Odey has been very lethargic for 4 days so we saw the doctor again. Blood work was satusfactory as was xrays and fecal so they feel his body just needs more time to recover. However his Pumonic Valve Stenosis is still strong and we are determining pos surgery. 

    April 05, 2018

  • Odey has become very lethargic. Saw doctor Wednesday and set to see her again this Saturday. He has a slight chest cold and he is eating but isnt himself 

    April 04, 2018

  • 48 hours after open heart surgery and Odey if getting good accounts for his health. His heart murmur has gone from 6/6 to 3 or 4/6. It isnt great but for him right now it is marvelous! He will have to be monitored for a while for determination on possible pulmonic stenosis surgery which placing a baloon in a heart artery. Keep the prayers coming cuz he has so much love and energy though on a moderate level. He got his catheter out today. 

    March 31, 2018

  • Frday 3/30/18 and Odey came home with more meds. Back tomorrow for doctors to make sure all id going well. He wasnt eating so they were worried he was becoming depressed. Tonight we are happy and eating and giving kisses!! He is making a great recovery which makes many people very happy. 

    March 30, 2018

  • Update, blood work today was so good, big improvements, kidneys now good, anemia gone, white count now in normal limits, and nothing to be concrrned with. The ears are nice and clean with no bacteria infection found. 

    March 30, 2018

  • Odey gloriously survived his open heart PDA surgery and stats are really terrific. He is resting nicely  tonight and will see his surgeon in the morning . 4 hrs after surgery this little guy was up and walking!

    March 29, 2018

  • Odey has been on special antibiotics, vitamins, skin cream, antibiotic ear wash and twice daily ear drops for 8 days which have helped dramatically but the surgeon advised surgery must be this Thursday 3/29/18 because pups with his heart conditions only live a few months. He is 11 weeks. He can now hold his head up, walk short distance, and he found his bark. His appetite is good and he drinks ample pedialite for the electrolutes. He is so loving and gives many kisses! 

    March 24, 2018

  • Please pray for a successful surgery on 3/29/18

    March 24, 2018