I picked up the babies, brought them home to the Sanctuary, made a few calls, raised a few dollars, and found the best hospital possible that knew how to handle trachea issues, as I know they are nearly impossible to fix. We had no idea how bad it was, she was turning blue. Within two hours I knew the name of the place I was going, and I was on my way back to the shelter, leaving my husband washing the five babies.
The animal control officer was as excited as I was, we were going to save her if possible. They were closed, but doors opened as I pulled up in our Pet Emergency Vehicle. But when we went to the back to pick her up I had doubts. She was blue, and struggling to live. And violently vomiting.
I held her as I drove on the 91 freeway at traffic time. I sang to her, told her stories, tried not to cry, and drove like a maniac. I kept praying a cop would come, but no. Anyway, I knew she could not be upset, so along we drove, with here struggling for every breath. I called the place when I got off the freeway at the exit they had told me earlier, I left the directions behind, but their staff stayed on the phone with me, and she and I Pulled up, the staff ran to get her, and she was gone, she was in critical condition. Within seconds this place had her on a tube for oxygen, an IV started packed with nutrients, meds, and more, and all was set up for her arrival just from my phone call originally. They knew every second mattered.
They had to help me park, I was a mess, and now I could cry. I did not want to upset her. We got all the money affairs in order, and now I had to wait, they kept telling me how she was doing, and minute by minute she got better. At first though she tore off her IV, then when they pulled off the oxygen for a second she started to turn blue again. There was many scary moments, but after about three hours the doctor was able to remove the airway, found a swollen area, and she seemed okay in a oxygen chamber. I finally left, my husband happy to see me, we have many dogs, including a diabetic baby who needs insulin shots twice daily. But I was hopeful.
And by morning she was now eating, the area was healing, and by this afternoon she was off all life support and gobbling up food. I am picking her up tomorrow afternoon, if there is a family who wants to adopt her you will be getting the finest baby in the world, She will be fine. We saved her. She would have died had we not get her help, and we only had very little time to make it all happen.
Call our Doggie Hotline: 909-208-6889. She loves everyone. She is four months old. We may bring her to our Petsmart at Tustin District Dog Show on Saturday, but not sure, depends on how she is doing.
SO So So happy we got to save her life! yes!
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