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Old 07-09-2013, 08:41 PM
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Default Zoey was involved in a coyote attack. (Warning gore)

I've not posted about this because I have just been upset, angry and just overwhelmed by it.

Just over a week ago my little Zoe was attacked by a coyote at my MIL house in the middle of the night while out on a pee break.

She is so incredibly lucky to be alive and I am forever greatful to whatever made that coyote not kill her in one bite.

So now we are onto the healing process.

She was taken to the e-vet, had surgery and came home to me last Tuesday with 6 drains in place, lots of stitches and staples.

image by AussieHike!, on Flickr

image by AussieHike!, on Flickr

She was doing great, healing nicely and had her drains removed Friday.

image by AussieHike!, on Flickr

Sunday she had large fluid pockets under her skin and the vet decided she needed her drains put back in plus two extra so here we are back at the beginning again trying to heal her slowly from the inside out. Wound cleanings are a terrible battle but we are getting there.

I would appreciate any spare vibes y'all have that she starts to heal nicely.

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:42 PM
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oh poor baby

Lots of healing vibes
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:42 PM
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OMG. =< Poor baby. Healing vibes that she starts making leaps and bounds of improvement!

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:44 PM
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OMG/ HUge (((HUGS))). and tons of healing vibes
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:48 PM
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Poor her and you, that's horrifying!

Hope your girl has a swift recovery.

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:49 PM
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Poor little sweetie I'm glad she is alive. Good thoughts coming her way! Will be looking for more updates.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:50 PM
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Oh my! Poor girl! Puppy hugs from my three!
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:57 PM
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Dear God, that's horrible! How scary for you both. (((((hugs))))))

(p.s. never knew you had a second dog! lol)

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:31 PM
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Oh poor thing, lots of vibes!

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:13 PM
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I'm so sorry, how scary. You are incredibly lucky that she isn't worse, given her small size. I almost lost my old JRT to a severe coyote attack and I know of an ES who would have been killed by them had the other family ESs not intervened (but she is still missing about a quarter of the skin of her back and her legs are covered in punctures). People way underestimate coyotes and I get nervous every time I hear of people sending their dog after "one" (there's usually more waiting).

Sorry for the ramble! Poor sweet girl, I hope she heals up quickly and smoothly.

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