Neidigh scheduled spay surgery for September 10. Her bleeding hadn't stopped, Pratt said, so they brought her in as scheduled. With only a 25 percent chance of making it through, permission was given to do a blood transfusion if necessary.
According to Pratt, the vet said, "This is serious. She needs to take every ounce of what she has to recover."
Stormy couldn't catch a break
Stormy was banned from nursing her pups because her health was in jeopardy and she did not have the reserves. The Pratts brought Stormy home and tended to her while learning how to bottle feed the six puppies. Instead of getting better, she took another turn for the worse. Stormy's temperature had shot up to 107! (Normal temp is 101 to 102.5 for dogs.)
A call to the vet prompted a visit to the animal hospital VetMed, which was more equipped for 24/7 emergency situations. They lowered Stormy's temperature and stabilized her. Pratt brought Stormy home only to turn around and bring her back the next morning as Stormy's temperature shot back up to 107.4.
"Don't die," Pratt said to Stormy. "You're too sweet."
Although Stormy was near death and they had to bottle feed six puppies, "We were in it for the long haul," Pratt said.
Blitz is one of Stormy's puppies.Saving Paws Rescue AZ