A message from Lindsie
"The outpouring of love and support for Jax has been overwhelming. In his 2 short weeks with us he has touched so many and we were all rooting for him. We wanted so badly for him to live a long, happy life. He brought so much happiness to our house every day that he was here. He was silly and talkative. He only liked to chew on his bones or play with his toys if he was on the stairs. He would reverse himself into our laps and with that he made his way right into our hearts. His happy attitude was contagious and his zest for life was inspiring.
We are SO thankful and appreciative of all the support you have shown for Jax we want to pay it forward to another German Shorthaired Pointer in need. All donations are tax deducible and will go to All Points West German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue so they can continue their amazing work taking on more medical cases like Jax.
Jax will live on thru your donations and another GSP will have a long, healthy life because of it. Jax had a purpose. Let's make sure his legacy lives on.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support. "
If you would prefer to donate directly to the All Points West GSP Rescue in honor of Jax you can do so using the link below.
All Points West was made aware of Jax via a plea on social media at the end of April. There was a young Pointer that was in need of rescue to give him an opportunity to live a "normal" life. He had a large tumor on his left front leg with a preliminary diagnosis of a benign infiltrative lipoma. Although benign, it is an incredibly rare mass that is aggressive and is known to grow back repeatedly. We knew we needed to act fast and get Jax into rescue to be further evaluated if we had any chance to save him. We unfortunately didn't have a foster home available at the time so we put out a plea on Facebook and an amazing foster home came to our rescue, so we could in turn rescue Jax.
After coordinating his transfer, Jax arrived the next week in Denver where he underwent further veterinary evaluation and his diagnosis was confirmed. We spent the next 48 hours seeking as much information as possible regarding treatments and how we could give Jax the best chance at a normal life. One of our Directors, his foster mom, Lindsie, Veterinary Technician, along with Dr. Candy Akers at Journey's Mobile Vet Services consulted with a surgeon to determine the best course of action.
On Monday, May 22nd, Jax underwent a four hour surgery to remove the large lipoma which weighed 4lbs. Jax was only about 33lbs which puts the enormity of this tumor into perspective. Jax had an amazing team of vets and surgeons caring for him. Unfortunately, while he was in recovery his heart could no longer handle the stress it had been under for several months. Jax’s loving heart stopped beating and they were unable to resuscitate him.
We were aware when we took him in this was a possible outcome but knew we had to give him every chance to live a happy, healthy life. It wasn’t meant to be and the only comfort we can find for the moment is that Jax is running free from pain and the restrictions of that horrible mass. His big bright eyes are shining as he greets all the dogs who have gone before him to the Rainbow Bridge.
A very special heartfelt thanks to Lindsie Parks & Dr. Candy Akers who fostered Jax, loving and spoiling him during the two short weeks he was part of their family. Because of their commitment to Jax they entrusted him to Dr. Lindsey Mamula for this difficult surgery. These ladies gave him the only chance he had to live a longer life but it wasn’t meant to be. Lindsie, Dr. Akers and Dr. Mamula have our deepest appreciation and gratitude for all you did for our Jax. Thank you!