Queen is a beautiful, sweet 3 year old chihuahua who was hit by a car.
She sustained severe life threatening injuries. She had a broken back leg and a diaphragmatic hernia. This means her diaphragm had torn and many of her abdominal organs were now in her chest. This made it very hard for her to breathe and it was not an acceptable quality of life.
Her surgery was very high risk, so we carefully planned her anesthesia and performed her surgery. We had a dedicated team of 4. Dr. Huang carefully manually ventilated, Alex closely monitored her vitals throughout surgery with emergency drugs in hand, Klaude assisted in surgery so that Dr. Park could have better visualization of the defect, and Dr. Park performed the diaphragmatic hernia surgery.
In surgery, we found that her entire liver, spleen, small intestines, stomach, and colon had entered her chest through the diaphragmatic hernia. We replaced the organs back to her abdomen and closed the tear.
@animalfixclinic helped us with her anesthesia plan and @sfanimalcareandcontrol let us borrow their oxygen cage post surgery. Queen’s owner qualified for @sagecompassionforanimals grant. It takes a village to make the biggest impact and we’re so thankful for all our partners.
Queen has made a full recovery and will be back in one month to get her spay and pelvic limb amputation.
We’re so proud of you for being such a fighter Queen!
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