In a heart-wrenching tale, a newborn puppy finds himself abandoned by his mother, facing a life-threatening battle for survival. Discovered at Barrow County Animal Control, this tiny little guy is the runt of the litter, further burdened with an open fontanelle and being rejected by his own mother. Severely dehydrated, malnourished, and alarmingly pale, he had already endured seizures during transport.

The compassionate team at the animal control center immediately sprang into action, providing life-saving SubQ fluids, a warm bottle, and essential nutritional supplements. Despite their tireless efforts, Stewie’s condition remained critical, struggling to keep down his formula and experiencing recurrent seizures. He found solace in an oxygen chamber to aid his breathing.

With each passing day, the team continued their dedicated care and monitoring, ensuring he received the nourishment and support he desperately needed. Yet, Stewie’s condition remained precarious, and his weakness persisted. Finally, on the third day, a glimmer of hope emerged as the root cause of his ailments was discovered—fully developed roundworms. The dewormer was administered, shedding light on the true battle Stewie was facing.

Despite this newfound knowledge, his condition did not improve significantly, and Stewie bravely endured constant care, nutritional support through tube feeding, and the comfort of an incubator with oxygen. Every day presented new challenges, but Stewie’s tenacity never wavered.

As he fought on, small victories were celebrated—moments of nursing on his own and maintaining a stable temperature. However, the fight was far from over. He continued to face difficulties with his meals and his condition remained grave.

On day nine, Stewie’s struggle took a tragic turn. Despite heroic efforts, he stopped breathing during a feeding, and despite CPR and fervent care, he couldn’t be saved. Rest in peace, sweet Stewie. Your bravery and resilience touched the hearts of many and will be remembered forever.

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