Willow – Medical Hold

8/31/20: Please welcome Willow! She was picked up as a stray then turned over to the rescue. We don’t have much information at this time but we do know she has a huge ulcerated mass on her chest that needs to removed. We ran bloodwork today and will decided hoe to move forward tomorrow when we have the blood work results back.

9/1/20: Willow had chest x-rays done this morning and they looked okay, but her bloodwork indicates she is not healthy enough to have the mass removed quite yet. Willow is anemic, likely from previous flea issues. Her albumin levels are also low, which is likely a result of poor nutrition. We are putting her on some good food and will be feeding her eggs, which are good for albumin levels. Raising these levels is particularly important as this will help her through healing and recovery. The mass is ulcerated but it is not actively bleeding. There is a small amount of discharge, so we are keeping it wrapped. Once the mass is removed, we will have it biopsied. Willow is now on pain medication and antibiotics. We will recheck bloodwork next week and go from there.

9/10/20: Willows albumin levels are not exactly where we want them yet so we are going to wait one more week before moving forward with surgery.

9/17/20: Willow had her surgery today to remove the mass. We are waiting on the biopsy, which we will have in a week or so. She will be doing some major resting until then! We were not able to spay her or clean her teeth while she was winder today so she will need another surgery in a few weeks once she recovers from this surgery.

9/24/20: Willows masses that we removed are benign!

approximate age: 4
approximate weight: 43
likes dogs: yes
likes cats: we have not seen her around cats
likes kids: we have not seen her around cats
food: Taste Of The Wild, Pacific Stream
lifelong medications: none

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