Tully’s condition was complicated by the fact that she was pregnant. The puppies had mineralized skeletons but whether or not they were near term was yet unknown. A decision was made to take Tully to emergency surgery to relieve the lung compression and repair the diaphragm. Since Tully was pregnant, it was also decided to perform a cesarian section to try to save the puppies since they would be unlikely to survive a long anesthetic procedure.
Tully had a rough recovery from anesthesia and struggled to reinflate her lungs and breath normally. She was treated with oxygen therapy overnight and by morning was breathing more comfortably. Unfortunately, Tully’s puppies did not survive. After several days of further supportive care, Tully returned to the Seattle Humane Society where she was put into foster care. Tully appears to be adapting well to her new home. We hope she finds a fantastic new family soon.
|Tully is now waiting for her forever home in foster care.|
|Tully, fully recovered, is happy and healthy.|