Elliott was hit by a truck which dislocated his hip. He needed urgent femoral head ostectomy surgery. His dad was a retired Navy veteran and received disability payments as his only income. That didn't leave any extra money available to help Elliott, his best friend. He decided to do whatever it took to get Elliott taken care of, and he applied with LLL. Elliott had his surgery and Labrador Life Line was able to contribute to his care. He prognosis for a complete recovery was good.
Omega had an abscess of unknown cause but when it suddenly ruptured, his situation became urgent. His family had some funds to help to this point, but not enough to provide him with the emergency surgery so desperately needed. Labrador Life Line board members stepped up to approve his case urgently so he could have life saving surgery within a couple hours. Omega pulled through the surgery, but the infection was severe and there was lots of dead tissue. He had a very long road ahead of him, but the vet was hopeful that he will make a full recovery.
Princess had been a very healthy girl when she suddenly fell ill. She was found to have enlarged tonsils, diabetes, and a red, inflamed eye. She was treated and sent home with medication, but she only got worse. She needed a CT scan to determine if she had an infection or possibly a retro-orbital mass. Her family had already spent a large amount of money, and they had run out of funds. Mom, who had been the sole breadwinner, was currently unemployed and her family had spent most of their savings during her unemployment, and the remainder on treatment. It had become urgent so her family applied with LLL to give Princess the opportunity to get the CT scan she needed to determine her prognosis.
At only five months old, Luke was in the hospital suffering from polyradiculoneuritis, an inflammatory neural disorder that was causing him to be paralyzed. He was being given supportive care and was expected to recover within one to four months with physical therapy. However, the cost was skyrocketing and was going to exceed what his family could afford, so they applied with Labrador Life Line. Luke has a long road ahead of him but his prognosis was positive.
Buster was in his brand new home at 10 weeks of age when he started to become lethargic. His parvo test came back negative and he was getting worse so he was admitted to the ER. His new family spent a lot of money trying to determine the cause of his pain, but the cost was becoming more than they could afford. He still needed an MRI to check his spine among other tests. His family applied with LLL and Buster was able to be tested. It turned out that he had a hairline fracture of the sixth and seventh vertebrae. Crate rest will hopefully be all he needs to become a playful puppy again.
Georgia suffered a right coxofemoral luxation when she jumped down from the family truck. Her family was able to afford a closed hip reduction surgery, but it failed when her hip popped out of place. She needed a second surgery, but her family was out of funds. Her prognosis was good to great as long as she could have an open hip reduction surgery. Someone who had worked with LLL in the past recommended that her family apply so they took their advice. Georgia was approved and had her surgery. She has a long recovery but should be able to return to being an active Lab.
Kylis, like so many Labs, tore his CCL and needed TPLO surgery. His mom was struggling though. Her husband died while waiting for a lung transplant, she lost her home and all income. She was living with and caring for her elderly parents in exchange for room and board. She had no money. She rescued Kylis after he had been dumped in a box by the river with rising flood waters at 6 weeks old, and would do anything to help him get the surgery he needed. She applied and was approved by LLL and Kylis was able to have his surgery.
Jake had a large abdominal mass and needed an ultrasound to determine its origin and to see if surgical removal was an option. His dad was unemployed, disabled,and recovering from a bad divorce, so he didn't have enough money to help Jake. He applied and was approved. Unfortunately it was a splenic mass the size of a basketball and had spread to the liver, so surgery wasn't an option.
Marley had a mast cell tumor removed three years ago, so when new masses were discovered it was important to remove them as soon as possible. His mom was working overtime to try to save money for his surgery, but time was of the essence so she applied with LLL. Marley was able to have the masses removed and it's hopeful that he will live a full life.
Harley had been having diarrhea for three weeks. His regular vet determined that he needed an immediate blood transfusion because he was at risk of spontaneous bleeding and lack of oxygen to his tissues, which could be deadly. He was diagnosed with thrombocytopenia, anemia, hookworm, and likely Ehrlichiosis. Harley received his transfusion, but his family didn't have the funds to pay for the emergency, life saving treatment. Their only income was Social Security Disability and they had already declared bankruptcy. The clinic referred them to Labrador Life Line, they applied and were approved for funding. Harley continued to be treated by his regular vet and continued to improve.
Chester's face kept swelling up and antibiotics weren't helping. The vet felt that Chester had an abscess and would require an extraction. He recently had part of the tooth removed due to a slab fracture. His mom didn't have enough money to pay for the whole procedure so she applied with LLL. She works hard but had difficulty making ends meet. Chester was approved and when he went to have his tooth out it turned out that he needed to have eight teeth extracted! Fortunately he had it done before things got much worse thanks to Labrador Life Line.
Dove was vomiting 8 hours after eating, and her family was concerned. The vet said they would need an ultrasound to try to determine what was causing it, but that was more than her family could afford. They lived paycheck to paycheck, so they applied with Labrador Life Line and were approved. Dove had her ultrasound and it was determined she had pyloric stenosis and hopefully a change in diet and smaller, more frequent meals, will help her feel better.