I received a call one day from a local animal shelter about a special case they had just taken in. A dog was brought in by a poor family, and her condition was critical. Her body was huge and hidden inside was all kinds of diseases. Her life was really in danger at that time. The only thing she needed at that time was help, medical care. I knew I had to do something, so I rushed to the shelter to see her.
When I arrived, I saw a dog huddled in a corner of her cage, barely moving. I could see that her abdomen was severely distended, and her breathing was labored. The shelter staff told me that she had just been diagnosed with a condition called ascites, which means that there was a large amount of fluid accumulation in her belly. If not sucked out, her stomach could burst at any moment.
The staff baptized her with the name Victoria, and I knew that together we would do everything in our power to save her. We took her to the veterinary clinic for an ultrasound, which revealed that she had a massive amount of fluid in her abdomen. The doctors decided to treat her abdomen first to relieve the pressure on her internal organs.
Victoria’s condition was grave, and the amount of fluid in her abdomen that was sucked out was beyond anyone’s imagination. It was a difficult and painful process, but Victoria showed us that she had a strong desire to live. She was fighting every hour to survive, and we were all determined to help her.
After the procedure, Victoria’s belly was still full of liquid. The doctor could only take out 2 boxes of fluid a day to avoid upsetting the body balance. But she felt lighter and more comfortable, which must have been a great confidence boost for her. Before the procedure, I couldn’t see Victoria’s real body because the amount of liquid was too large. But then I saw the suffering that happened to this poor girl.
Victoria was a mix of pitbull and creole, and despite her condition, she had an aristocratic beauty and was extremely calm and grateful. I was amazed at her resilience and strength. I was so glad to see that Victoria’s stomach fluid had cleared up to 90%, and she was breathing so much better. She was taking a diuretic so her body could also get rid of the fluid faster.
But our journey wasn’t over yet. After another ultrasound, the doctor discovered that Victoria was having heart and liver problems. Her spleen was twice its normal size, and she had a large tumor. The doctor suggested removing the spleen, which would allow her to live perfectly without that organ.
Victoria’s progress in such a short time was truly amazing. There were moments when she couldn’t stand the pain and passed out, but with patience and so much effort, this girl had step by step towards victory. The surgery was successful, and Victoria recovered remarkably well. She had an excellent appetite and was full of energy.
I was overjoyed to see how pretty she was even after the surgery. This girl was really noble, and her eyes were filled with gratitude. She had been through so much, but she never lost her spirit. Victoria’s story is a testament to the power of love, hope, and perseverance. Despite the odds, she fought to live, and we were privileged to be a part of her journey.
Now, Victoria has a new home, new friends, and a new lease on life. She sleeps in warm blankets every day and eats the dishes I cook. And especially, her future will always have us by her side, and she will always have a smile on her face. Victoria’s story is a reminder of the resilience of