Number 28



Six week old "Buttons" is a Bichon-Poodle mix darling puppy from a commercial kennel. She has a grade 6 heart murmur and is becoming ill from it. We need to help her or she will die.

This will be our 28th
Heart Murmur patient.
We have done this life saving surgery 27 times before.
The Heart Murmur Reunion Page

When we lost MIKEY in New York, after attempting the coil technique there, I promised myself that with all other heart murmur Bichons, I would just fly them down to Texas A&M where we have had success after success.

Can you turn on your heart light once more for little Buttons? Her surgery will run right at $2000.00 in order to save her life.

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You may also send a check or money order to
Small Paws® Rescue Inc.
3316 S. 72nd. W. Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74107

UPDATE: Late Monday Night
Air Travel for Buttons and her personal chaperone has been lovingly donated by Bob and Patty Shearer! Buttons is coming to Houston tomorrow evening and will arrive at Texas A&M bright and early on Wednesday Morning early!

From the all breed rescuer who first saved Baby Buttons. She placed this on her website.

"There are times when I feel such joy in my heart when I see people who band together for a life...Buttons will be saved thx to Small Paws Rescue

..I sent them a plea and they have been working so hard to get her to Texas A.M. to have her much needed surgery. Personally I would like to thank Robin founder of Small Paws for her support in saving Buttons life.Also Patty for paying all the air-fare and for calling me on setting things up so we could get her there quickly. To my sis Lisa who will take off two days of work to make sure she gets to safety and fly with her to Texas. To Jan the best foster in the world who will drop everything to help me get her to the airport. Also to Sharon who took this baby and fostered it and kept it safe till she came to me.And to the people who offered to donate and who said prayers for this sweet angel. These special People are Renee, Cathy,and,Patricia..and to any others I may have forgotten. May God bless you all for you kindness.Your offer of support gave me hope and your prayers made a difference. I will keep all updated and please continue your prayers. Love Deb and Buttons



Buttons and Lisa arrive in Houston on Tuesday night, from Milwaukee, WI.!

More later from Texas A&M University.

UPDATE Oct 19, 2005


Baby 
Buttons at Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine.


Baby Buttons charms the vet students.


She already has them wrapped around her little...paw.

Baby Buttons does have a grade 5-6 heart murmur. Now the good news is that it IS a PDA and it IS operable!

The murmur is too large for them to do the less invasive coil technique, so they are going to have to do the "crack the chest" open surgery in the morning.

They said it was good that we rushed, because next week may have been to late for her.

They are giving her lasix tonight, before her surgery, to get some of the congestion down. She is coughing.


Update NOON Oct 20, 2005

She made it! The surgery went perfectly and she is in recovery now!! Thank you God and thank you Small Paws!

Turn on Your Heartlight
By Neil Diamond

Come back again
I want you to stay next time
Cause sometimes the world ain't kind
When people get lost like you and me

I just made a friend
A friend is someone you need
But now that he has to go away
I still feel the words that he might say

Turn on your heartlight
Let it shine wherever you go
Let it make a happy glow
For all the world to see

Turn on your heartlight
In the middle of a young boy's dream
Don't wake up too soon
Gonna take a ride across the moon
You and me

He's lookin' for a home
Cause everyone needs a place
A home's the most excellent place of all
And I'll be right here if you should call me

Turn on your heartlight
Let it shine wherever you go
Let it make a happy glow
For all the world to see

Turn on your heartlight
In the middle of a young boy's dream
Don't wake up too soon
Gonna take a ride across the moon
You and me

Turn on your heartlight now
Turn on your heartlight now