Watch Fries’ journey from our first meeting to landing state side in LA below.
April 30th, 2019
Our beloved 2.5 year old Fries was found living in a poverty stricken community in Abaco, Bahamas last fall during a spay and neuter clinic in the community. She was emaciated and in desperate need of medical care. The wonderful Abaco shelter took her in and brought her back up to her best health of their capability. Through a snap blood test, they were able to determine she did have tick fever and heart worm. The shelter staff was able to kill the tick fever and provide a slow kill program for her heart worm. I have been a friend of of the shelter for a few years now and I absolutely love working with the volunteers and adore all of their rescued Potcakes. We brought back Kesa from the island of Abaco April 2018 and adopted her out to an amazing family and loving, forever home. This trip, we brought Fries back with us. A sweet, eager to please, mild mannered little beauty of a Potcake we were excited to give the same opportunity.
After getting her state side, and running lab work at Malibu Coast Animal Hospital, I got a phone call from Dr. Lisa saying Fries was going into kidney failure and she should be hospitalized right away while they process the labs and figure out what’s going on. All of the tests ran came back negative. Unable to diagnose what was causing the kidney failure, they suggested we turn to ACCESS specialty animal hospital for more specified testing. The lab results came in for Fries, sadly clocking her days, weeks and maybe even months she has left. It is with a heavy heart I share with you Fries' kidney’s are too damaged to confidently say the aggressive treatment she would have to undergo would be a success. The mass protein deposits produced by her body to fight the heart worm were too much for her kidney’s to process, ultimately creating holes in her kidneys where the protein is now leaking through and getting into her urine. Everything in her little body from her heart worm, positive history of tick fever and damaged kidney’s are working against her. We have decided it is best for Fries to enter our “for always fostered” program where she will be receiving dedicated attention, affection, r&r and most importantly the spoils she deserves. Please find comfort in knowing she is in the hands of the Foundation’s amazing hospice team and my Mother and sister, where our previous rescues Brownie and Woody passed on with ease, love and comfort. We will be drawing Fries’ blood again in one weeks time to determine if her levels are in a rapid decline or if she maintaining regular levels. Based on her blood work, we will either make her following days or weeks as comfortable as possible or, we will put together a plan with the doctor to see what medication we can put her on that will make the months she has left easy and pain free. We are looking to raise $3,000 that will aid in covering the bills that helped us reach a diagnosis, her kidney specific diet and the upcoming medical bills she will incur during this difficult time. All donations are tax deductible and immensely appreciated.
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