RIP... Brady's owners watched him suffer for months as a tumor grew over his mouth.
I honestly don't know where to begin with this case. This is the second case with a huge tumor growing on the dogs mouth in a weekend. To think that his owners watched Brady suffer like this is unfathomable. He has a large tumor that has taken over his entire mouth! The Arrow Fund worked with pilots Jeff and Valerie Allen to transport Brady to safety and emergency life saving care! Rescuers accompanied Brady on his flight to comfort him. We are hoping for a miracle here. Will you be that miracle? Your purchase today can help save his life!
Rescuers literally traveled hundreds of miles via plane and car to transport Brady. Can you believe that? Brings me to happy tears knowing there are so many people fighting to save his life! He was rushed to emergency care. Then the worst thing happened. We found out it was cancer.
This is a message from Brady's rescuers and foster mom. We are heart broken...
"With tears in my eyes I must tell you that I just held sweet Brady as he was escorted to Rainbow Bridge .... Brady's mass came back as a soft tissue sarcoma (high suspicion for fibrosarcoma). Unfortunately it was shown via aspirates to already be in the lymph node (and thus likely throughout the rest of the body). The CT scan showed that it encompassed the entire right mandible and crossed midline to the left mandible at the rostral (nose) side. To treat this, we would have needed to do a 3/4 mandibulectomy and just leave a couple teeth on the left side. It would have looked like he had no bottom jaw. A feeding tube would have been necessary for a period of time . Also, since it was metastatic, chemo would have been needed. Even with surgery and chemo we were likely talking about a 3-6 month survival time. He would have needed to be hand fed and likely syringed water, potentially for life.
We actually got this news late Friday . We spent the weekend trying to look at any and all options and there simply were none that were humane to this glorious boy . The tumor bled if he knocked it . It was all so sad .
But we did do this for our boy . One of our fantastic fosters Betsy Hay and her daughter Seven did a magnificent act of kindness . They picked up Brady from Blue Pearl on early Saturday and kept him for the weekend . Brady played with toys , her lab , and romped in the yard . Brady had meatballs and anything he wanted to eat . He had a dog fairytale weekend . Our since thank you to Betsy and Seven. " Rebecca - The Arrow Fund.
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The Arrow Fund provides medical treatment to Kentuckiana animals who have been the victims of torture or extreme forms of abuse and neglect. By highlighting these cases, we strive to educate the public regarding the ongoing problem of animal cruelty and the need to strengthen Kentuckiana's animal welfare laws.