New little rescue girl...
One of our most recent additions is a young (est 15 to 18 month old) Irish girl. We had a new home lined up for her the moment she came in, as a previous adopter had lost a girl, and the boy we placed with them was lonely. They planned to drive up from San Antonio in 2 weeks to pick Suzie up. Well, what do they say about the best laid plans? We came in from working out in the yard about 1:00 and Suzie was not "right". Glenna took her to our vet, and our guess was right. She had bloated. Now for those of you that don't know what that is, the stomach twists on itself, cutting off the blood flow. If not caught, recognized, and surgery to correct the problem in 2 to 3 hours, the dog is dead. Suzie also had the spleen twisted, and our vet said the blood vessels looked "unhappy", but by the end of the surgery, was looking less so. We just got back from taking her to the emergency clinic where there is a Dr. on duty overnight to keep an eye on her, hooked up to EKG to monitor the heart, as this can cause problems there from toxins released from the stomach after a bloat. She's pretty wiped out, but seems to be doing well.
So, any who feel so inclined, please pray for her. For the others, some good thoughts and Zen would be appreciated. She is such a sweetheart, it would be a shame to lose her. Thanks for reading! Jim.
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