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Keira's Dog Surgery To Remove Tumor

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Raised by 18 people in 16 months
Nine years ago Jeremy and I got married and became a blended family with three high-spirited kids. However our family wasn’t complete until we were blessed with the love of a special little Shih-Tzu Maltese puppy named Keira.

When we adopted Keira, she was a tiny ball of white fluff that could fit in the palm of your hand. Over the years Keira has grown to be 6.5lbs and has gained the full name of Keira Jane Lipsey.

Even though she endures silly nicknames about her size, like “Lil Bit” and “Baby Girl” she has given us more love and bonded our family in ways that no one would have ever imagined. When Keira is excited to see you, she will roll onto her back or sit up like a human and offer you to pet her tummy. We call this “tummy rubbins”.

This past weekend while giving “tummy rubbins”, my husband noticed a lump that was never there before.  Unfortunately, today we learned that Keira has a Tumor in her Mammary gland. The Vet did a needle aspirate
on the tumor and we learned that the cells are growing at a rapid pace and could be cancerous. Our only option is to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue in hopes that Keira will make a full recovery.

As many of you know, I am currently between jobs, so the extra $1,000 that is needed for Keira’s surgery isn’t readily available to us. With my unemployment status, we don’t qualify for Care Credit that is offered through our Vet.

We wouldn’t have ever asked for help in the past but we can’t imagine loosing Keira at this point in her life. Ideally, she should have many more years with us. On a selfish note, our family is facing a lot of change and challenges right now and we can’t imagine not having Keira by our side.

Please help us take care of “Baby Girl”. Anything will make a difference.

Thank you and May God Bless you and your family especially the four legged members.
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Keira is already out of surgery and awake they just called. Everything went really well, they said we caught it really early and that being very attentive to her was a huge benefit. We won’t know for a couple of weeks what the prognosis is, but the Dr. did say she didn’t see anything else and everything else looked normal. We will give more updates once she comes home with us at 2. Thank you again for your prayers, love, and support that helped us get this surgery quickly and take care of our baby. She is our family, and I'm sure she will be sharing her kisses with all of you as soon as she can to say thank you!

Jeremy & Heidi
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We just dropped Keira off for her surgery 30 min ago. We wanted to share a photo from the vet office of her giving "Tummy Rubbins" as we waited for her to be taken back. Keira's energy was very positive going into this, we know she is a fighter and will heal in no time. Thank you everyone for your prayers, love, and support over these past days. We love all of you, and will keep you updated on Keira's status.

Jeremy & Heidi Lipsey
Keira Giving "Tummy Rubbins"
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Thank you everyone, Keira goes into surgery tomorrow at 7:30 AM. This is just the first step, we pray that the vet is successful in removing everything and that she won't have any additional issues. We appreciate your prayers and love and helping us out.
Keira with her baby Piggy.
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