Our sweet, beautiful doggie, Sweetie, is recovering in the hospital tonight after a long surgery for traumatic injuries she sustained Tuesday night in a vicious attack by a pit bull next door.
She has major wounds to her chest and a front leg and had surgery this afternoon to remove the crushed tissue in her chest, near her heart. Her leg is hugely swollen also and she still needs x-rays to determine if it is broken. She may be in the hospital through the weekend.
It has been a difficult couple of days for both of us since this horrible incident, and especially today for Mickey, who had to move poor Sweetie, shaking and terrified, from our house to the animal hospital 30 miles away. Please keep Sweetie in your thoughts and prayers.
Alice Arango November 17, 2017 at 7:25pm ·
SWEETIE UPDATE (Friday night): Sweetie had to go back to the operating room today for further surgery on her chest wounds, but she is doing well in recovery and the vet thinks we'll be able to bring her home tomorrow. Thank you, friends, for all the good wishes and prayers for her recovery.
Alice Arango shared Mickey Hale's post.
November 18, 2017 at 9:09pm ·
SWEETIE UPDATE: She's happy to be home and resting. We brought her bed inside so she can be in the room by the fireside close to us.
Mickey Hale, November 18, 2017 at 9:03pm ·
Sweetie is back home after her 2 surgeries and 3 days in the hospital; she still has a drainage tube for 4 days but she is much better after being attacked by a pit bull - she is very happy to be home!