In Memory of Millie
Millie went on for a routine spay at a clinic. Her pre-anesthetic blood work was within Normal range and there were no reported complications during surgery.
When her foster mom arrived at 4pm to pick her up, she was cold, with pale gums, and reported to “not be coming out of anesthesia” typically. She was finished with her spay at 9:45AM so this was definitely not normal. She was immediately given oxygen but no fluids could be started because the vet couldn’t get a cath in her vein.
She was rushed to the specialty hospital (after hours) by her foster mom but went into cardiac arrest on the way there.
CPR brought her back but she never breathed on her own again. After an insignificant ultrasound (no free fluid found), Millie went into cardiac arrest 2 more times. Her foster mom held her, spoke to her, and cried to her as Millie drifted back to sleep.
Millie will never be forgotten and her foster family’s hearts are shattered. We would like to honor Millie and the way that she touched the lives of those who were able to meet and love her.
She was so forgiving of humans…. overbred, neglected, and definitely hit and yelled at in her prior life. It took 9 months but Millie was finally being a dog, she was seeking out attention, and how she loved to bark at her foster brothers and sisters through their crates! She demanded her food with all her supplements for her itchy skin. She snuggled with her teddy bears that her foster mom gave her on day 2 and she NEVER, EVER attempted to damage them.
So many memories of darling Millie. She has blossomed and had many years more to share with her soon to be permanent family in Maine.
Yes, Millie was in the process of being adopted and was only needing to be spayed. But, there was a different “plan” for Millie. We’ll never understand….. we miss you Millie.
Please consider a donation to help us cover Millie’s emergency vet bill.