Weighing in at only three-pounds, no one can deny Princess isn’t a fighter. When first rescued by Saving Huey Foundation on Tuesday, it was feared she had been the victim of chemical abuse. Open wounds dug down to her bone, and necrotic tissue had been literally sloughing off. Had acid been poured on her?
By Tuesday night, Princess had arrived at California Vet Specialist and received pain medication. A series of testing began and initially veterinarians suspected a possible tumor in the senior dog’s stomach.
“The vet isn’t 100% convinced that Princess has been burned with a chemical, as she feels the splash pattern is suspicious,” the rescue organization posted on their Facebook page. “Princess has open wounds on her face, sides, stomach and back. She suspects that we may be dealing with some sort of aggressive skin cancer. If it is indeed a skin cancer, Princess has been left to suffer without medications for way too long.”
By Wednesday evening, Princess remained hospitalized. Earlier blood testing, however, as well as an ultrasound, dismissed the suspicion of a tumor. The mass in her stomach turned out to be old feces as she seemed to have been constipated for a long time. In addition, a biopsy done on her injuries, which were scraped and cleaned while under anesthesia, might very well rule out cancer since no lymph node modules were found.
Princess continues to be treated with high pain medication and is receiving round-the-clock care.
“She is 3 pounds of absolute kick ass, and I truly believe she deserves every chance at a happy life,” the post concluded.
Updates to follow.
•PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/savinghueyfoundation
•Donate Button at the top of our page (Facebook.com/savinghueyfoundation)
•Online – savinghuey.org
•Venmo – @savinghueyfoundation
•Mail – Saving Huey Foundation, 40565 Lake Riverside Dr. Aguanga, CA 92536
•Vet Direct – 951-600-9803 (Please mention Princess and Saving Huey Foundation)
Oh my, the sweetness!