Update – Jovie
COMPLEX AMPUTATION COMPLETED
Upon intake Jovie had a large , painful , leaking tumor and she also had a heart murmur .
After getting cleared by the cardiologist for surgery ,and aspiration results came back on the tumor , we all decided to proceed with surgery. The aspiration results concluded that it was indeed cancer, but we are hoping it is still encapsulated. This would mean a more complex amputation to get larger margins and a change in protocol for anesthesia due to her heart condition.
Our thanks to Dr. Bell , Dr. Bruce , and all surgical and emergency staff at Blue Pearl .
The surgery was late yesterday and Jovie pulled through . Today she is stable and starting the recovery process. Pathology ,because it will include bone and a large tumor ,could take up to two weeks . After the Pathology report comes back we will be able to come up with a treatment plan .
Jovie is a sweet girl that really wants a quiet home to live out the rest of her days .
The Arrow Fund feels honored that we could step up to give this girl this level of Advanced Veterinary Care
New Case – Incoming
Found on a rural road in Hopkins County , Kentucky
Female – adult – held for 5 days nobody claimed her – her euthanasia date was Monday .
Huge painful tumor
We are naming her Jovie
( the girlfriend and then wife of the character in the movie Elf )
Our thanks to Natalie Dickerson at the shelter in Hopkins County for reaching out for help . We also would like to thank our transporter Nancy Shorkey for her kindness . Safe travels . Jovie is headed now to Blue Pearl in Louisville, Kentucky and will be under the care of The Arrow Fund .