Sadly, I received the following email this morning from a fellow Pug lover in Colorado. Have your kleenex ready!
Dear Friends at DFW Pug Rescue,
It is with a broken heart that I write to let you know that we have lost Mary today. Last night she went into respiratory distress, suffered a seizure and we rushed to the emergency room. She underwent xrays, bloodwork and an EKG. The overnight ER veterinarian saw what she suspected was a non-cardiogenic edema in Mary's lung. She was cared for overnight in the hospital in an oxygen crate. This morning Mary's care was transferred to Dr. Schmidt, the daytime veterinarian who is an oncology specialist. Dr. Schmidt repeated the xrays using a different technique and was able to see that what looked like edema on the original xrays, was in fact a mass. Dr. Schmidt performed a biopsy which confimed the diagnosis of lung cancer. After day-long consultations with the oncology doctor and our own veterinarians, it was determined that Mary would not be able to withstand surgery to attempt removal of the carcinoma. We were able to spend a treasured 45 minutes with her in the comfort room at the hospital before we sent our beloved Mary to the Rainbow Bridge. She left this world in my arms, surrounded by the love and prayers of her forever family.
I would like to thank you once again for the blessing that is Mary. The lessons she taught us will leave us forever changed. The love we shared will never end. It is with hope and faith that I look forward to our reunion at the Rainbow Bridge.
Check out the following link, scroll down through page and read about Michelle, her hubby and her devotion to those "hard to place" Pugs! (Her original story starts quite far down the page)
Rest in peace Mary.............