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March 29, 2010

We finally figured out what is wrong with Plum...I knew it could not have been a normal heat with all the bleeding and marking.

Plumy has been diagnosed with pyometra, an infection of the uterus and she needs to undergo an emergency spay surgery.

I am very worried about having her undergo a big surgery at her age, knowing she has a heart condition, allergies and all of her other issues.... but if she doesn't have it her uterus can rupture and she will die :(

We have no other options.

Her surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, I'll be a nervous wreck until I get the call that she came through.

Please say a little prayer for my girl!

Posted by Lori on March 29, 2010 6:30 AM permalink Comments (11)



Neas Nuttiness commented March 29, 2010 10:59 AM

I'll keep you both in my prayers.
My George, who is 10, and has a trachea that collapses regularly, and who has an enlarged heart...just came through anesthesia this past summer
(teeth cleaning, and tooth removal). He did beautifully.

Veterinarians are so very skilled, and have new techniques...so stay positive.



Kimberton commented March 29, 2010 12:30 PM

Both you and Plumy will be in our hearts and prayers. Vets are capable of amazing things these days and Plumy loves you so much, she will be strong through the surgery. We are sending you both lots of puggy wiggles, snorts and snuffles.

Kimberly and the pugs: Ho-Tei, Myoki & Bodhi Boing Boing Butt



HOLLYP commented March 29, 2010 12:34 PM

Lori - I will say many prayers for Plum! Wednesday will be so hard for you, but she knows how much you love her and hopefully you totally trust your vet with Pugs so all should be fine : ) We will all be waiting on pins & needles with you, Holly



Mary commented March 29, 2010 3:38 PM

I'll be praying for Plum



emily the biker pug commented March 29, 2010 4:12 PM

Lori so sorry to hear about Plum
We will be saying some prayers for the both of you.
Try not to stress too much it won't help either of you.
I know it is easier said than done.



2wildpugs commented March 29, 2010 4:14 PM

My 10 year old just had orthopedic surgery and came out just fine. I think she will come through with no problems but will say a prayer anyway.



linda commented March 29, 2010 4:26 PM

lori, try to have faith that your vet will be able to do the surgery successfully. i'm sure, if your vet didn't feel that he/she could do it, he/she would refer you to another vet. i feel sure that plum will be fine.



Becky commented March 29, 2010 11:31 PM

We will be praying for the both of you. Pugs are tough little dogs. Plum will be just fine. I have been loving on my 2 pug girls and thinking of you and Plum. Fuji is 11, Gidget just turned 4. Give Miss Plum a hug and kiss from us!



Lauren Gaught commented March 30, 2010 1:25 AM

Oh Lori,
Please know Plum will be in my thoughts and prayers... Hugs to you...



Kim commented March 30, 2010 9:42 AM

You both are in our thoughts and prayers



Debbie commented March 30, 2010 1:57 PM

My prayers are with you and Plum. You are very wise to be concerned.

Regarding heart conditions, Isoflurane is the anesthetic that doctors use for heart patients undergoing surgery, vet and human. This anesthetic eliminates the risk of death.

As far as my experience, my Pug received three things that saved her life. The life saving treatment was an IV containing Vitamin C and Rescue Remedy for her stress. The vitamin C helped her recover from surgery almost immediately.

There is one thing I would have done differently. Since vet clinics are closed overnight and on the weekend, she was alone, a very bad thing had there been complications, but also, she couldn't be on a heating pad due to the burn risk of urinating on the pad without someone there to change it. She could have had this comfort had I taken her to an emergency room for overnight monitoring. I think keeping pets overnight at a closed clinic after a life threatening situation is very risky.

My prayers are with both you and Plum during this hard time!


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