After getting progressively weaker and weaker this month, Noel passed away on 13 February 2022. Rescued on Christmas day 2021, he was an old dog, very thin and with multiple tumours. One tumour on his front leg was huge and very infected.
We spent the first two weeks preparing him as best we could for surgery by trying to reduce the infection. Then we removed all the external tumours. The next step was to build up his strength for chemotherapy. However, he never recovered from the bacterial infection he had and the surgery site was continually infected despite trying different antibiotics. Over the last week he became weaker and weaker – also likely due to the ehrlichia that he had. He passed away from septicemia.
Here is a beautiful picture Jonathan took of him just after his surgery when he was feeling better and clearly happy to have the large tumour removed.
Run free Noel – we are so so sorry we couldn’t save you.