Emergency!

My first week on the road and, instead of sleeping at the lighthouse as planned, i ended up at the hospital for 24 hours.

Me and Dr Plasse, the vet, 24 hours after surgery

It all started during the night, when i started breathing very loudly.  I woke my parents up and they were in total shock!  I was bleeding and the smell was really awful - a sign of infection.  But, what can you do at 2 in the morning??? So they took care of me, giving me water because i was very thirsty!

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...

Update...
I've been out for 36 hours now and recovery is going good.

Symptoms of pyometria
- lethargy
- 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!!!


10 comments:

  1. So glad you are going to be ok! Hugs! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Abby! I'm doing good now! xoxo

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  2. Glad you are ok & on your way to a full recovery!
    Aslan

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    1. Hi Aslan! So glad to see you here! And thanks for your support! xoxo

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  3. OMD Lulu! You're folks took such good care of you, you are so lucky! Love Dolly

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    1. Dolly dear! yes, my parents were really great! As soon as they noticed the bleeding, they were fast on their feet! I'm very lucky!
      Love xoxo

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  4. That's very scary.. I'm glad you're recovering very well! xo

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    1. Hi Karma! Thanks for support! talk to you soon! xoxo

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  5. Very scary Lulu!! So glad your OK. Luv Juneau & Sunny

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    1. Hi guys! Missed you! I'm feeling better everyday! xoxo

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