We decided to try to raise the money as fast as possible to save
this poor little 2 lb puppy. She was immediately given a new
positive name of Hope. Within a day, we had a wonder human being
donate the money for her surgery, Diane M.
On August 1st little Hope had her surgery by an amazing surgeon
Dr. Flynn of Cascade Veterinary Referral Center. Hope was still
struggling with keeping her liquidized food down, but making
progress. On Saturday August 5th, our precious little Hope was able
to come home. I fed her every hour through a syringe. She had to be
held upright to eat and after she ate for 15-20 minutes. This
allowed her esophagus to hold straight for the food to pass through
to her stomach and not collect in her ballooned out esophagus.
Hope touched so many lives with her fight to
live. She went into surgery with severe pneumonia from aspiration.
Hope passed away 4 weeks after her surgery at 2.6 lbs. We believe
she had pneumonia again and became septic almost immediately and
Cascade Bulldog Rescue will continue to try to
help as many Bulldogs as we possibly can. However, as in this case
we cannot save them all.
Many thanks to Dr. Lynn S. who is my wonderful
vet. She treats all my rescues so lovingly and my own personal pets
as well. I can’t thank Cascade Veterinary Referral Clinic’s staff
enough. They all took such wonderful care of Hope, even the office
Hope took with her a piece of my heart when she
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