Age: 6 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $450.00
Special Needs: no
In rescue you never know what you will see or get! Frannie certainly bears that out. She was a stray pickup with a 6 pound growth hanging from her belly. It had ulcerated and ruptured because it was dragging the ground as she walked.
The shelter notified us and we got there as soon as possible and rushed her to the vet. During the transport a 2x3x1 inch mass of flesh fell off in the Jeep! Yet through all this, Frannie did not utter a sound. Her ears have been cropped and both are infected. She was covered in fleas, and her eyes were a mess and will need entropion surgery. She is also heart worm positive. She is approximately 6 years old.
Upon arriving at the clinic she was stabilized and allowed to rest for a while and was given IV fluids. She was X-rayed to see if the tumor had spread into her body and it had not! I was able to sit with her and have her head in my lap for an hour before surgery. The operation to remove it lasted almost two hours, but it was completely removed and did not invade the body wall. Inside the large tumor were two smaller tumors that were also removed. She was left with a 10 inch incision and two drain tubes which will stay in for several days.
Parts of the tumor were sent off for pathology. When she recovers, she will still need a spay, dental and eye surgery.
She is doing well today and they have already started laser treatments to aid in the healing. Her bloodwork shows she is anemic and hypothyroid, and has a high white cell count. She is also full of hookworms! We thank everyone who has prayed and donated on her behalf. Please keep the prayers and good thoughts coming.
4/27/19 Update: Foster girl Frannie is looking good and seems to be feeling better! Her bloodwork still shows her to be very anemic. She’s also heartworm positive, full of hookworms, hypothyroid and has a high white cell count. She’s getting fluids and is being hand fed canned food. She seems to have a hard time chewing dry food, but that will be addressed later. She is having hydrotherapy and laser therapy daily to keep her incision clean, as well as encourage faster and healthier healing.
We are just taking everything one day at a time… one paw in front of the other. Thank you for your well-wishes for her and your support. We couldn’t do it without you!
5/1/19 Update: The pathology report came back on Frannie. She has a moderate grade B-cell Lymphoid Neoplasm. Dr. Larsen was able to remove the entire affected lymph gland. Once she recovers a little more, she will need to be spayed. At that time Dr. Larsen will do further exploration to see if the cancer has spread. So please keep the prayers coming on her behalf as she heals and recovers. We will continue to monitor and update her condition.