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Dog born without a nose given last-minute chance for recovery

Goose's short life has been filled with health problems and bounce-backs. (Source: Sanctuary Rescue/Facebook) Goose's short life has been filled with health problems and bounce-backs. (Source: Sanctuary Rescue/Facebook)
Goose's lungs were filled with fluid. (Source: Sanctuary Rescue) Goose's lungs were filled with fluid. (Source: Sanctuary Rescue)
MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) -

A noseless puppy has fought illness her entire life, but it may soon be coming to an end.

It's been months of struggle of for "Goose," otherwise known as "Goosie" by those who work with her at Sanctuary Rescue, who was born without a nose.

Sanctuary Rescue has documented her short life every step of the way with many heartbreaking updates about her failing health.

But two posts on Tuesday brought the worst news yet. After a rough day for the little gray puppy, Sanctuary Rescue posted "I think it's time to say goodbye."

Goose was taken to the vet for what was supposed to be the last time, but in another post the rescue group said it is giving Goose another day to see if she can recover.

Later, Sanctuary Rescue posted that Goose has pneumonia and she will be given a liver ultrasound Thursday to check for a shunt.

Throughout little Goose's life, she has dealt with many health issues from an enlarged heart to fluid on her lungs and Sanctuary Rescue has chronicled many difficult nights and next-day bounce-backs, and wants to see if Goose has another one left in her.

"We sat in the exam room, this time with my husband cradling Goose wrapped in her pink blanket sleeping peacefully for the first time in a couple of days, a whole room of grown adults red-faced, sobbing, and I just wasn’t brave enough," Sanctuary Rescue posted. "I was supposed to say goodbye, but instead I said, "Can we hospitalize her? Can we just give it one more try. I promise not to have any expectations, but can we just do everything possible so I can sleep at night knowing that she wasn’t going to bounce back tomorrow like she has so many times in the past? I just need to make absolutely sure."

In June, Goose was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and possibly a congenital heart defect.

"While my heart is currently being held together by the tiniest thread, I can’t help but to mention how proud I am of our volunteers that immediately sprang into action and knew just what to do," Sanctuary Rescue wrote on Facebook in June.

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