The Story of Lionel
Luckily, a foster in Texas stepped up. Lionel made his way to Minnesota, and a foster-to-adopt family committed to him. Unfortunately, more bad news was to follow. A massive load of heartworms caused damage to his lungs. The good news is that as the worms die off, he should continue to improve. He may have secondary lung issues for life due to the damage the heartworms caused to his heart, but it should be managed with medications. He will need to continue on cage rest for the next couple of months as the worms continue to die.