it looks as if we are going to have to put Riley to sleep. Things got much worse this morning and we rushed her to the vet where they did another emergency surgery to try and get that pin out. It turns out it was a needle and thread and the thread had done some serious damage and it was amazing she was not doing worse. But she definitely has lost her pancreas which means, no digestive enzymes and no insulin. But because of the damage to the pancreas, it was leaking these enzymes and has seriously damaged her insides.
The doc called me in the middle of the surgery to let me know it was not looking good at all, and he didn't think she would make it through the surgery. Well, Riley is a tough girl and she did make it through, but we aren't sure what that really means for her yet. We are giving the dog another day to see how she does, but her quality of life is going to be severely impacted, and it may be better to put her to sleep so she is not in pain. From what I can gather, she has about a 15% chance or so to make it out of this thing.
For those of you who don't know, Riley, was my first baby. I have had her for nearly 8 years and she is so a part of my life and our family. I am absolute heartbroken that she may not make it. She has been there for me through so much - all my good times and my bad times, all the times Mike has deployed she has always been my constant companion.
Please pray for her and for us to make the right decision when it comes time.