We know exactly when it happened although we will never know the monster that did it.
2nd of May, a girl walking on the fields notices something strange in that spot where the soil seems to have been moved and placed back. She digs, and what she finds will remain forever in her memory.
Buried in a shallow grave, a plastic bag stuffed with the bodies of seven new born puppies. They are barely a day old. They are all dead… all except one. The girl rushes the baby to a rescue, she is in critical condition, barely breathing. There doesn´t seem much anyone can do for her.
But the puppy is not ready to give up. She clings to life. For weeks she is fed with a baby bottle every three hours. She improves. She seems to pull through. But under that apparent improvement something is clearly wrong.
Thyra doesn´t grow at a normal rate. She is extremely thin, tired, has difficulty breathing, there is fluid in her lungs. She´s extinguishing herself.
At that point, the rescue contacted us and asked for help…. Thyra has a heart condition, DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS PATENT. If left uncorrected, patency leads to pulmonary hypertension and possibly congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias.
The only thing standing in the way between her and a full life, is an extremely delicate procedure to correct her heart malformation, it´s really all or nothing.
As a rescue we pride ourselves in taking the most complicated cases, those that no rescue will undertake, either for lack of resources or simply, because they prefer to rescue the easiest of cases. But if we did this… who would save Thyra?
PLEASE WATCH HER VIDEO…
This is an extremely delicate and complicated surgery, and only a handful of surgeons can perform it with full guarantees. One of those surgeons is going to perform this operation, and believe me, Thyra couldn´t be in better hands.
Thyra started this life beging buried alive. Now she is facing one of the most complicated surgeries a puppy of her age can face. If anyone deserves our help this is her.
Update 28 of July…
You are about to see something unique… rebuilding Thyra´s heart..
UNBELIEVABLE, RIGHT? This was only possible thanks to our friends help.
I will be updating this blog and our Extreme Rescue Page right after the surgery..
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