Athena has severe aorta stenosis, severe ventricular fibrillation and heart arrhythmia. Her heart grade has gone from 3 to 5 over 6. She’s too young for the research program we were looking into for her. Normally enrollment for the new research and surgery for SAS starts when the dog is 8 mths. She may not have that long and the cardiologist doesn’t want to wait and wants to do surgery ASAP to give her any chance at life. Surgery is scheduled for 8/24/09. I know this is quite expensive and there is the chance that she might die during surgery, but we have to try. We went into this together and agreed to do all we could for her. Just pray she makes it through the surgery.