It is with a heavy heart that we had to say farewell to our Churchill . Churchill was brought in 48 hours ago from Perry County , Kentucky struggling to breath , emaciated, covered in ticks , with a wound to the back leg . It was determined that Churchill was blind in both eyes and one eye was very swollen . He also was mentally inappropriate.
Churchill was immediately rushed back to get oxygen. Blood work was done and it was determined he needed a blood transfusion and fluids . We did chest radiographs and an abdominal ultrasound . The abdomen was clear , but the lungs showed a pattern indicative of fungal disease, most likely Blastomycosis .
Churchill while in the oxygen chamber received fluids , a blood transfusion, and intraconazole for the fungal disease . While after the first transfusion his numbers improved some , his breathing did not . He also was able to move a little and became more mentally appropriate. We then did a second blood transfusion and sadly his oxygen level plummeted even while in the oxygen chamber . We simply could not let this boy suffer and he was assisted ,with love , across the bridge . He was told of the love we all had for him all over the world . This gentle boy slipped peacefully away and it is our hope that he knew and still knows how much he mattered to us . We do not think this boy had much love at all until the end . Run free sweet Churchill …
In transit now . This boy was found unable to stand in Perry County , Kentucky.
He has very labored breathing , emaciated, covered in ticks , and wound in his back leg . 3 hour transport. We have named this precious Angel – Churchill.
Thanks to our transporters Rick , Bruce , and Katherine for acting so quickly . Blue Pearl has been alerted that we are coming .