URGENT! Please help save Lollipop

Update posted by Dahlia Ramirez On Dec 16, 2015

I'm very sorry for not posting sooner, but I really just couldn't handle doing it yesterday. Even now it's very hard. Yesterday (12/15/2015) at 7:10pm we had to let go of Lollipop... We were crying all day yesterday when we found out in the morning that the doctor found 2 masses near her heart and he said it look like it had spread. She had fluid develop in her chest and abdomen. He had put her on medication for the fluid in her abdomen the night before, but it wasn't doing much of anything and it had spread to her chest area. When we went to go visit her she had deteriorated from the day before and her breathing had worsened. The doctor said that she couldn't be treated and she was in the later stages of the cancer and anything we would be doing we would just be buying more time, which she had very little of. Before we went to go visit we had planned to let her come home for a day or half a day one last time before letting her go... but we couldn't do that. We weren't prepared to see her like that... and we didn't want to bring her home just to watch her suffer and deteriorate even further, so we decided to let her go then. None of us were ready to let go... we really thought we had at least one more day with her... It's really hard to type this. We were so happy to see her improve... and then to get that type of news... it was just really unbelievable. I'm glad she's not suffering anymore, but this is so hard since it was so sudden. We all miss her so much... things will just not be the same anymore. The house feels so empty without her. We love her so much. She was so silly and cute and she loved all of us. Not a day is gonna go by without us missing her. We love you Lolli, we always will.

I really wanna thank everyone for their support once again. You were very kind to try to help us give her a chance, but we just didn't know that she was so bad off. We'll never forget what you tried to do for her. All of the donations went towards the medical bills. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

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Update posted by Dahlia Ramirez On Dec 14, 2015

Here is a video from this morning. She definitely improved! Yesterday she couldn't even lift her head up and when we petted her she stayed completely still, which is something she never does. When we went to go pick her up to transfer her to a regular animal hospital this morning she seemed to be herself again. She's still on the weak side, but she's looking a lot stronger as time goes by. She's still on the steroids and is now taking antibiotics. Her red blood cell count is considered to be at a low normal range right now. We're hoping her body is able to make more red blood cells so they will be at an actual normal range. They still aren't sure what the cause is. They can't test for blood parasites at the moment, because taking blood from her right now would only weaken her. We were told that we might be able to take her home tonight and administer oral steroids to her ourselves. We don't know for how long she will be on the steroids and antibiotics. The vet said it was a slow process to her recovery, so we're just taking it day by day.

Here's a before & after photo from yesterday to today:

It might not look like too much in photos, but before she wouldn't move at all and today she seemed pretty normal. Hopefully she will get even better!

I really wanna thank everyone for their support and well wishes! We really appreciate it!

EDIT: It looks like she is not coming home tonight. The vet wanted to keep her overnight, so we hope she improves even more when we go to visit her tomorrow. Prices haven’t been mentioned yet at this place, so we’re very worried at what they’re gonna say even though we know they are cheaper than the emergency pet hospital. The vet should be calling sometime tonight, so we'll know then.

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Update posted by Dahlia Ramirez On Dec 14, 2015

This morning we went to go see Lollipop and she appeared do be doing a little better. She still was laying down not moving at all which was very concerning to us, but she has been through a lot in a short amount of time so maybe she just needs to rest. She wasn't meowing in distress anymore, which is great. Her kidney levels are normal right now. They did a FIV and FeLV test to she if she had either of the viruses and she does not have either one. They think maybe she has a blood parasite or she had a blood clot and a stroke, but I don't really understand that. They couldn't test for the blood parasite at this location, but more than likely we can have it tested at the animal hospital we have to have her transferred to tomorrow morning. They also mentioned that they don't think she needs another blood transfusion at the moment. She also just finally ate after not eating this entire time, which I'm really happy about! We were getting really concerned that she hasn't eaten all of yesterday and today, so I hope she'll eat everything she is given. I am hoping everything goes really well tomorrow when we have to transfer her. We are not sure how the prices will be there, but we're trying to be hopeful that we can somehow pay for it.

I really wanna thank everyone who donated and shared! I can't thank you enough!

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Update posted by Dahlia Ramirez On Dec 13, 2015

The vet called and Lollipop was given an IV, blood transfusion, and her immunosuppressive steroids. They were able to do a urine sample and her kidneys seem to be doing better than they were before. I forgot to mention earlier that the vet wasn't sure if she was dehydrated or in the early stages of kidney failure, so I'm glad there was improvement there. We were told that she has perked up a bit since we brought her in. I'm so glad she's getting at least a little better. They still need to do another blood test to see if her red bloodcell count is improving. Hopefully things are stabilizing. I'll post more updates when I get them. Thank you!

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I am a friend of Higu's and I work with animals, so I understand the severity of Lollipop's situation. I hope she gets better soon!

Ariel Wolff

Backed with $20.00 On Dec 14, 2015

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Hope Lollipop gets better 😺

Alexandria Zahirniak

Backed with $5.00 On Dec 13, 2015

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Thank you so much! I hope so, too. We’re going to visit her very soon to see how she’s doing.

Dahlia Ramirez

Posted On Dec 13, 2015

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I hope she gets well soon! ❤

Emily Sutherland

Backed with $10.00 On Dec 13, 2015

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Thank you so much for your donation!

Dahlia Ramirez

Posted On Dec 13, 2015

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RJ Maggi

Backed with $6.00 On Dec 13, 2015

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