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Surgery To Save Linda

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Name: Linda...Sweet Linda
  • Color: Brown
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Adult

Linda found herself sitting on the cold floor of a local shelter. The volunteers there advocated for her, and she was transferred to the amazing care of Dallas Dogs RRR. Shortly after being rescued, she was rushed to the ER in critical condition -- in a rapid turn of events, Linda was suddenly fighting for her life.


When she arrived at the vet, Linda was struggling to breathe. Her PVC levels were low and she needed a blood transfusion as soon as possible. Her abdomen was full of fluid, which appeared to be a bloody substance, and she was turning septic. The vet needed to do an ultrasound to find out if she was suffering from potential heart failure or heartworms. When the results finally came in, all were shocked.


Linda was not in heart failure, but she was in fact, pregnant. We were rooting for healthy babies, but sadly, all of the puppies were deceased in her abdomen. The doctor tapped her belly and drained 9,000 ml of fluid off, which weighed in at almost 3 lbs and was responsible for her septic condition. It was clear that she would need to have emergency surgery to figure out exactly what was going on. Ultimately, vets discovered that her uterus had ruptured and the babies were decomposing in her abdomen. It seems there was a baby stuck in the birth canal, and it had blocked the fluid's path, causing her belly to fill. Linda's abdomen was full of puppy bones, which was causing a severe infection. The surgery to remove the babies lasted almost four hours. The doctors said she is one of the toughest pups they have met because she has defied so many odds. Linda should be dead, but she fought for her life and is determined to keep fighting.


We were told she was in this condition from anywhere between 10 days to 3 weeks. She required multiple blood transfusions and even had an albumin transfusion the other day. Even though her surgery is over, she is by no means out of danger. They believe she will still need to have another surgery to clean out the remainder of her stomach. After everything this tough mama has been through, she deserves a shot at a normal life. Linda's medical bills are through the roof and her rescue needs help to pay them off. All support is appreciated, from helping with Linda's medical bills to purchasing items from her wishlist.Thank you again for all of your support.







Updates

  • Linda is enjoying all of her new gifts. She appreciates everyone who has donated to her care and she loves receiving treats and toys. Linda still needs to gain some weight and re gin her strength, but she is doing great. Please continue to support Linda while she continues to heal. 


    July 16, 2018


  • We went to a check up bright and early this morning. Linda has gained a pound a day since coming back home (3 days), her staples were taken out, and the liquid in her belly is at a minimum. She is doing amazing! The doctor was very pleased by her progress


    July 10, 2018



  • Happy Independence Day. 

    Linda was released late yesterday, although we are watching her closely she will go in every three days for checks. We think at this point she needs to recover at home getting loving care.

    July 06, 2018


  • I went visit Linda today they decided to wait on the surgery the risk is to great her albumin level is too low. SHE SEEMS IN GREAT SPIRITS just seemed a bit weak to me, she was low on the energy which is primarily due to not feeling good and her blood values. She started draining more fluids which was alarming since that number had gone down, but now it's back up. They are watching her closely and will make a decision to go in for surgery as progress continues.


    July 02, 2018


  • “Linda sweet Linda”, had emergency surgery last night. She was not in heart failure she was in fact pregnant, I wish I could say they were all healthy, but they were not, they were all dead and decomposing in her abdomen. The doctor tapped her belly and drained 9,000 ml off which is almost 3 lbs. The doctors called me and said she the fluid in her abdomen was NOT GOOD, she was beginning to go septic. The doctors said her only chance was EMERGENCY surgery so that is what we did. They were shocked with what they found, her uterus had ruptured and the babies were decomposing in her abdomen. It seems there was a baby stuck in the birth canal it blocked the fluid and he belly began to fill up with fluid. The surgery lasted almost 4 hours. They were SHOCK by what they found, it was full of puppies bones they were spread throughout the stomach. It was the saddest thing to hear. The doctors said she is one of the toughest pup they have meant she defeated so many odds she should be dead but she fought her she is still fighting. They said she was in this condition for a minimum of 10 days to 3 weeks She is in danger of going septic she ran a low fever today. She required a blood transfusion last night and getting a albumin transfusion right now. She is by no means out of danger her condition is considered guarded she is on antibiotics fluid and being monitor closely monitored! Her bill is over close to 4,000 this was just last night that was posted.


    June 27, 2018


  • “What did you just say about my blood work?” I heard the doctors talking to Patti about my care they said, “ I look better in person then I do on paper”. I am not sure what it all meant. “I will try and summarize it for you!” My stomach still have a lot of bacteria in it, my body is fighting this infection but it is taking its toll on my abdomen. Due to the infection from the fetuses my body is having to fight harder. I am continuing to produce fluid and it continues to come out the drain my body is loosing proteins they said I may need another Albumin Transfusion to make up for all the proteins I am loosing. The doctors tone changed he is concerned and feels another surgery is needed to clean out my stomach. The doctor first need to get my levels to go up. I wanted you all to know they are taking amazing care of me here. I think they really like me here, especially my doctor. “ Shhh do not tell anyone but he said he would come in on his day off to do my surgery“ I will keep you posted, on my progress. A few of you asked my bill is approaching 5,000. 


    June 27, 2018



  • Linda is doing well today but she still has a lot of fluid draining. She is fighting the infection. Her red blood count is low and will likely need a blood transfusion today. She has the will to live !!! Please keep her in your prayers !


    June 27, 2018