Yeah, I've heard of others going to the University of Tennessee.
As far as general info on liver shunts, I know Yahoo has some boards specific to liver shunts. You might check one of those out to get a little more info. They recommended that I put Stewie on all sorts of supplements & stuff. I took the info to my vet and they actually only suggested maybe
one of the things they listed. So I would check with your vet before loading your little one up on unnecessary supplements. Aside from that though, they did have some pretty good information on liver shunts & mvd in general.
You may check with your local bank. Our bank was kind enough to give us a personal loan for Stewie's surgery. And check with the place where you're having the surgery. Some places will offer loans. (Kind of like the places that give you loans for braces & stuff).
As far as insurance, I've never heard of ones that will accept pre-existing conditions.
There is still the possibility that its another liver related problem other than shunts. But, you can't find that out till they go in & test for the liver shunt.
I'll check my other laptop...I used to have a ton of links for liver shunt info on it. Assuming I haven't deleted them yet, I'll get them to you.
I'm glad that she's home & feeling better at least. Hopefully she can get all fixed soon!