Aslan the Diabetic Pug

$5,600 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 3 months
Brian Tennison  Tigard, OR
2017 has already gifted Pacific Pug Rescue   our first special case of the year - Meet Aslan, he  was surrendered to us this week  after his owner could no longer afford his care.  He  came to us blind and unwilling to eat. We took him to one of our local vet partners to have him examined and undergo a gamut of lab tests.  It was quickly discovered that he has a ruptured eye   but it wasn't  until the next morning, once some of the lab results were in, that we would get insight on how serious his condition was.  

The vet called and advised that we needed to rush him to the ER as he was headed for a diabetic crisis. The ER vet confirmed that Aslan was in  diabetic ketoacidosis, which is  what happens when diabetes has gone untreated for too long and there isn't enough insulin in the body. However his PH levels are in a good  range to  expect a favorable outcome for treatment


Dogs  with diabetes can live a full life once their condition is managed. Treatment is fairly easy once the right insulin dosage is determined; blood sugar can be maintained  with the help animal glucose monitors  and a regimented feeding schedule. We'll know more by the end of the weekend, but  we're very hopeful that he'll stabilize in time for his 8th birthday next week.

Treatment for Aslan has begun by looking for pancreatitis and urinary tract infections as those are the two biggest complications that could throw a wrench into the works. He is currently being hospitalized for at least 48 hours. The $5,000 goal is the grand total estimate for all of his tests, treatments, doctor visits, insulin and food to get him to an healthy and adoptable condition.  

With your help we can get Aslan feeling better.  Every little bit helps, thank you for your consideration.
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Aslan is currently in the care of Pacific Pug Rescue in Portland Oregon; a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 2006 that exists to rescue, rehabilitate and place unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused Pugs in permanent adoptive homes that have been carefully screened. Pacific Pug Rescue is an all-volunteer organization; we do not have a shelter facility and all rescued pugs live with volunteer foster families while they wait to be adopted.

Thank you for anything you can give. You make the difference in the care of these special needs pugs.
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Update 8
Posted by Kim Tews
3 days ago
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Aslan was dealt a setback Sunday morning. His foster mom awoke in the middle of the night finding him very uncomfortable and he would not open his eyes. He was rushed to the ER where it was found he developed sudden onset Glaucoma. The pain from this is excruciating as fluid builds up in your eye, in humans this causes a severe headache, we can only imagine the same is true in dogs. He was given the meds needed and went back in today to get rechecked. Things are looking much better today, but unfortunately Glaucoma is not curable and this is one more thing to add to his list of issues. We are still working closely with specialists to try and get his diabetes better regulated. Aslan's medical bills continue to climb, any help you can give to help us with his monthly medications, vet visits and occasional ER visits is much appreciated.
You can also donate via Paypal. Please contact us for that information.
Hugging mom's pillow gives him comfort
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Update 7
Posted by Kim Tews
1 month ago
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We're thrilled to have exceeded our GoFundMe goal for Aslan! Thank you to everyone who has donated to this special guy. We know we say it a lot, but our supporters are the best! And we wouldn't be able to do what we do without you, so thank you!

Here is an update on him from his foster mom:
Aslan had an Eye Dr. Appointment a couple weeks ago. His eyes had completely healed from the perforated ulcers, but unfortunately cataracts had started to form in both eyes. 75% of dogs with diabetes will develop cataracts and they usually come on quite quickly... sometimes overnight in some cases. Within a week Aslan has lost all his sight. :( He is struggling with it and we have seen some changes in his personality as he is trying to adjust to losing his eyesight. His glucose levels are still not stable, but we continue to work to find a balance. He fits in well in his foster home and has lots of friends to help him along.
Aslan
Aslan and his many friends!
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Update 6
Posted by Kim Tews
2 months ago
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Aslan got good news at the eye doctor last week. His eye has healed much quicker and better than expected and he is no longer in danger of losing his eye! He went to see an Internal Medicine vet also last week to try to get his blood sugar under better control. He is doing great and is a real trooper even though he is constantly getting poked and prodded. He is such a sweet guy, and even though he is a bit of work we think he is worth it!

We want to thank everyone who've donated to Aslan's care and voted for him in the PetMeds Cares contest, we won second place and $1,000 towards his medical bills! We also want to thank everyone who've helped us in purchasing needed items from our Amazon wishlist ( http://a.co/0gH5yTm); Amazon does not tell us who purchased items from 3rd party suppliers, and they do not give any contact info so that we can send a proper Thank you. Your purchases ease the financial burden on the foster homes and the rescue. Our supporters are the best!!!!!!
Aslan wishes he could thank all of you!
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Update 5
Posted by Kim Tews
3 months ago
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Aslan had a glucose curve test Thursday to see if he is responding to his Insulin. Unfortunately it showed his Blood Sugar is nowhere near being under control. He will have the test again next week and if there is no improvement we will be changing his insulin. Aslan really seems like he feels great, he is enjoying playing with toys, he has made a new best buddy named Gus in his foster home and of course he loves following his foster mom from room to room. His eye looks improved but he is really being treated with kid gloves, any accidental bumping or scratching will cause the eye to rupture again. Since he is blind and is unable to see where he is going, we are being extra cautious to be sure the home is 100% safe at pug eye level. We know the glucose regulation can be a frustrating process but we are committed to getting him there! His foster mom is doing round the clock care checking his ketones, blood sugar, monitoring his diet and making sure he does not poke his eye out!

And if you can, please click the link below to vote for Aslan to win up to $2,000 towards his medical care! We've just creeped into 1st place, but we need everyone to vote every day through the 24th to continue the momentum. Thank you for your continued support, our fans are the best!

Click here to vote! http://bit.ly/2iWeBf6
Please help us win by voting for Aslan!
Aslan with his new buddy, Gus
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Nakia Booker Santiago
3 months ago
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Asian I miss u so so much. Man u help me so much thru my depression. I remember the bad I just wanted to give up on life and ur mommy brought u over to spend the night with me. We stayed up all night playing and laying on the couch. Our family will never be the same without u but I know u needed to go to the rescue because ur mommy is sick battling lupus and looking for a kidney. I pray where God takes u ur loved just as much as u was loves with us. I love u big boy. Get well soon and know I'll never forget u. I love u my little brother.

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Lindy Lou Nicola
3 months ago

I donated to aslans Fund in memory of Walter

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Lindy Lou Nicola
3 months ago

Aslan so glad you are doing so much better. Hang in there

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Dusti Sparks
3 months ago

So happy to hear you are recovering so quickly; you have so much support. Go Aslan! Find your inner lion!

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$5,600 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 3 months
Created January 6, 2017
BH
$200
Blythe Harrison-Sayre
23 hours ago

Aslan.... Sir Marles is wishing you the best! Get better fast. Blythe and Marles

$50
Evelyn Vy
2 days ago

Get well soon Aslan

$5
Anonymous
2 days ago
$35
Lindy Nicola
3 days ago

I hope Asan starts feeling better soon. My heart goes out to him

KA
$30
Kathleen Anderson
3 days ago
LN
$50
Ludmila Neaga-Burnett
3 days ago
JW
$25
Julie Woodward
3 days ago
AD
$5
Anna Davenport
3 days ago
DM
$60
Derek Moore
2 months ago

In memory of Stinky

AD
$25
Anna Davenport
2 months ago
Nakia Booker Santiago
3 months ago
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Asian I miss u so so much. Man u help me so much thru my depression. I remember the bad I just wanted to give up on life and ur mommy brought u over to spend the night with me. We stayed up all night playing and laying on the couch. Our family will never be the same without u but I know u needed to go to the rescue because ur mommy is sick battling lupus and looking for a kidney. I pray where God takes u ur loved just as much as u was loves with us. I love u big boy. Get well soon and know I'll never forget u. I love u my little brother.

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Lindy Lou Nicola
3 months ago

I donated to aslans Fund in memory of Walter

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Lindy Lou Nicola
3 months ago

Aslan so glad you are doing so much better. Hang in there

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Dusti Sparks
3 months ago

So happy to hear you are recovering so quickly; you have so much support. Go Aslan! Find your inner lion!

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