I picked up a female pit bull last Thursday on a routine animal control call… The next day she was rushed into emergency surgery for pyometra and an abdominal blockage. Things were touch and go for the rest of Friday, but from Saturday into Sunday she seemed to be doing so well… I had already started to fall in love with her.
Yesterday morning she started crashing. She had gone septic her temperature hit 105 and she was rushed back to the vet for ANOTHER emergency surgery. I brought her back to the shelter last night, and its taken a lot for me to be able to leave her side even for a few minutes. I’ve been such a nervous wreck for the last fourteen hours. Our vet gave her a 20-30% chance of survival and when he said that my heart nearly broke in two.
My poor little Kiara… I’m trying so hard to keep my head high, and stay as positive as possible. I know that its all up to her now.
I had a couple of reasons being writing this:
1. I needed a few minutes in between staring at her and compulsively taking her temperature to just breathe and reboot a bit. I needed a second away so I can keep repeating my internal mantra that she WILL be fine… and also to ask anyone reading this to send all the positive vibes to my sweetheart.
2. For those of you who read this, please please PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus, which is one of the big issues Kiara had to start with. It WILL KILL female dogs and cats if it is not detected and taken care of in time; its also a big reason as to why this sweet angel girl is suffering more than I care to think about. PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. It truly saves lives.