This is Lilly Bean, rescued from the streets of Queens last July by alleykattz rescue. She was 6 months old and only 3 lbs. She had lost all fight and went into a borrowed rusted trap that didn't even close, and she sat there waiting to be saved. It was her lucky day
Lilly's blood count was at transfusion levels due to do many fleas leaching off of her. She also tested strong positive for bartonella. In addition to that, she had breathing issues and for several weeks was treated for an upper respiratory infection (pretty much the only thing she didn't have) but as it turned out she had a polyp deep in her ear that was blocking her airway. She had surgery to have that removed.
Six months went by and Lilly was retested for bartonella, and happily she tested Negative, however, her teeth showed the consequences that often accompanies that illness. Lilly was scheduled for a dental, however, she had a murmur and to be safe, she had an EKG done, which indicated a need for further tests. She saw a cardiologist and had an echocardiogram and xrays done. Doctor said she has early hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and will need to be rechecked in 6 to 9 months to determine whether it's progressing. She was approved for dental with a special anesthesia protocol.
Lilly is in for her dental today. She's only 1 year 4 months old, and the doctor feels she'll need many extractions today. She's also getting biopsied for stomatitis.
Please send positive thoughts she vibes for Lilly for a fast and easy recovery.
Thank you Sonnia, my rescue partner, for helping me rescue this special girl.
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