On May 9th Whiskers is put under the knife. The diagnosis was chylothorax, pleural effusion. They cut the sack surrounding the heart and causing part of this heart problem. The surgeons try to attach the thoracic duct but find more than one duct. They cut out all but one, I believe not knowing which one is leaking into the lungs. They take a fatty tissue from the abdomen and put it in line with the duct to help in some way to mitigate the fluid reaching the lungs. So there were three parts of the surgery. They also put a tube leading out of the stomach for feeding and inserting medications.
The cost was $2,870.00 for this operation.