Wolfie didn't make it.
He passed away at 7:48 am on 19 January 2024.
We are heartbroken. He was the sweetest boy.
For those who don't know his story- Wolfie was a husky reported wandering the streets in a very weakened state.
We took him in and found through testing that he had two tick borne diseases - anaplasma and ehrlichiosis, which left untreated can be fatal. These diseases affect multiple organs / systems, especially the spleen and red blood cell production.
Wolfie's red blood cell count was critically low - so we put him on medication to boost the production.
Sadly, because his spleen was so badly affected, re-generation of blood cells was not happening. The only option was to remove his spleen - a last resort.
But to do the surgery, he needed a higher red blood cell count so we were preparing to do a blood transfusion this morning followed by a splenectomy.
He was active until Wednesday morning, then suddenly deteriorated. He passed away this morning with the vet assistants by his side.
Wofie for sure had an owner. Huskies are expensive dogs here and are not generally strays. However, no one posted looking for Wolfie so we can only assume he was dumped because he was sick.
We loved you Wolfie - so much.