|Me and Dr Plasse, the vet, 24 hours after surgery|
At 6 am, we packed everything and went to the hospital.
The vet saw me right away and the diagnosis was... pyometra. A bad infection of the uterus. I needed an emergency surgery!!
An hour later, i was in the op room and Dr Raymond Plasse did an hysterectomy. My parents were very worried, they cried, but the vet said that i was going to be ok, because they brought me here as soon as they noticed the symptoms.
Let me tell you one thing, Dr Plasse is my new hero! He really saved my life! I will be forever grateful to him and his staff at the Hôpital Vétérinaire Lasalle. He even took a few pics during the intervention! (No, i'm not showing the ugly ones!!)
|Right before the surgery...|
I've been out for 36 hours now and recovery is going good.
Symptoms of pyometria
- heavy drinking
- with or without bleeding
- happens to females aged between 5 and 7, that never had a litter before, usually 5-8 weeks after last ovulation
- if no bleeding, hard to detect and infection may spread to kidneys, which might be cause of death within a few days
I was so lucky!!!