UPDATE FROM LAUREN:
Lily was surrendered at the July spay/neuter clinic because her family was moving and could not take her with them. They said that she was about 7 years old and that they'd had her since she was a puppy.
One of Lily's eyes was damaged from prior trauma. Lily was spayed at the clinic and also had a mass removed from her gums in her mouth.
Later that day, I discovered that Lily was bleeding from her spay incision and needed attention. I was worried about Lily and decided that she needed to come back to the Twin Cities with us.
The next morning, we found that Lily had bled overnight once again, but this time it was from her mouth where her mass had been removed. It appeared that as a clot formed, it would get dislodged, making her start bleeding again.
We were worried about the amount of blood Lily had lost. Of course it was a Sunday, so we had to drive Lily to the emergency vet clinic. At the vet clinic, they found that Lily was anemic and she eventually needed a blood transfusion. It was a stressful day, but we were so happy that Lily ended up being okay.
After only a few weeks of fostering Lily, another animal rescuer saw Lily's picture and wanted to adopt her. It was perfect as Lily would have another little dog to play around with in her new home.
So, Lily made the trip to Wisconsin where she now lives on tons of acreage with a couple other dogs. We are so happy for Lily - she is such a little sweetie and deserves the best.