Monday, March 1, 2010

One Tough Puppy

This past week has been a rough one. Last Tuesday Emma and Marathon got into a fight, and it's easy to guess who came out on top of that set up! Poor Emma didn't have a chance. Luckily, I was home and the fight only lasted about 15 seconds. Unluckily, that was plenty of time for Marathon to do some serious damage. I rushed Emma to the vet, and thankfully they were still open. I could see 4 pretty bad bites that would need stitching, but the worst of it couldn't be seen. Marathon pierced Emma's chest cavity 4 times, and she was rushed into surgery. Surgery was rough on her, but she pulled through, and was able to come home the next night. The last week we've been watching her breathing and keeping her absolutely calm and still. Today we went to the vet and everything looks great! Her lungs are clear and her blood levels are absolutely perfect!!

Obviously, this brings up some questions about what to do with Marathon. She is a really great dog, and if it wasn't for the size differnce, this probably wouldn't have been such a big deal. We've been looking for a new home for her, but haven't had much luck yet. This is so hard because she means so much to us, but we really can't risk this happening again!

Here are some pics of our tough puppy. These are more recent pics; believe it or not she looks so much better than when we first brought her home!

1 comment:

Dalton said...

poor emma.

p.s. she looks a little chubby. haha