It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that The Arrow Fund ‘s precious Lily was assisted to Rainbow Bridge this morning.
Lily came to us on May 5th severely emaciated and had some tumors, 2 of which were mast cell tumors . Our hope was once she gained enough weight , surgery would be performed. She was monitored 24 hours a day at Blue Pearl and her weight really did not increase . After 2 weeks Lily was placed in a loving foster home with Julie and Jason Weihe . We hoped that being in a foster home versus a hospital Lily would improve and start to gain weight . That did not happen and Julie tried everything. She did enjoy lots of love and many hugs ! Sadly after 3 days we had to readmit her to Blue Pearl because she was not eating or drinking.
We knew Lily had some evidence of renal failure but a more specific test was done that showed that our sweet girl was in end stage renal failure . A brain CT was also performed and a lesion was found that is most consistent with a large brain tumor .
I was called early this morning when Lily all at once had trouble standing . This was a drastic change and I rushed there . I had three soft , fuzzy blankets and we curled up on a couch for hours . I told her of the love that you all had for her . Lily was and still is one of the sweetest souls …
We want to personally thank Dr. Ruth Schmidtchen who helped us make this a peaceful transition for our baby girl . Dr. Ruth certainly has a heart of gold and is cherished by The Arrow Fund.
Our Lily had so much going against her and her body was just so frail . We are so incredibly thankful to you all ,our supporters , for making it possible to attempt to help her . Lily left us with the love of her amazing Arrow Fund family from all over the world . She also crossed over being cuddled with dignity.
With tears ,
Update – Lily
Severely emaciated senior petite black lab mix that required immediate blood transfusion for survival.
Lily is still at Blue Pearl under 24 hour care . After receiving fluids and a blood transfusion her condition has improved . She is still weak but so much better than when she came in . We should have pathology reports back soon on aspirations taken from the masses that we found on her frail body . Lily continues to have elevated liver enzymes. Further testing will be done . She is on a very strict feeding schedule to ensure that her body properly processes food . Thus far she is ! Lily did test positive for a tick born disease that causes lethargy and she will begin treatment immediately.
Lily is so gentle . Her sweet kisses just melt your heart ! Also, whenever you stop petting her she looks deep into your eyes and gently puts her paw on you to ask you to continue. This girl did not deserve this degree of neglect… no animal does . We are just so thankful The Arrow Fund could say yes to her and that is due to your support!
New Case – Meet Lily
Yesterday afternoon we were contacted about a starving dog that was starting to visibly decline . We immediately said yes and she was transported to Blue Pearl .
Lily needed fluids immediately and a blood transfusion. Sadly Lily has several masses which we have aspirated and will get pathology reports back on Tuesday . She is anemic . Her white cells are high . She also has elevated kidney and liver values . An ultrasound and radiographs have been done . Lily is a body scale 1 of 9 which means she is severely emaciated. She has been started on a scheduled feeding plan of very small meals several times a day to make sure she can tolerate food properly . Lily has had most likely many litters which also has taken a toll on her frail body . Several teeth are missing and many ground completely down . She is stable and under 24 hour care . Please keep our Lily close to your heart ❤️. These pictures really do not really show how thin she is .