The vet began treating her for pancreatitis, but after two days, she showed no signs of improvement. She was brought to an emergency vet clinic, where more tests were done, but the cause of her sickness still remained a mystery.
“Her chance of living seemed very grim,” Karam said. “She wouldn’t eat, and all of her symptoms seemed to point to some type of neurological ailment, like a brain tumor, but the tests found nothing. The day before Christmas Eve, we knew we had to bring her to the only other people who could give her more help.”
Volunteers hopped in the car and brought Tracy to Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. After a few more tests, the vets concluded Tracy was only suffering from one thing: starvation.