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If you are not a facebook (or real life) friend of Jon and Natalie's, I want to let you know that it looks like their dog Bailey had a pretty serious injury today. It appears that she is in surgery now, so please send good thoughts, prayers, whatever you believe in their way.
 

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If you are not a facebook (or real life) friend of Jon and Natalie's, I want to let you know that it looks like their dog Bailey had a pretty serious injury today. It appears that she is in surgery now, so please send good thoughts, prayers, whatever you believe in their way.
Sending positive healing vibes for Bailey!!!!
 

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Having positive thoughts for Bailey!!!
 

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Yes, I will keep everyone posted.
They think she might have impaled herself on a metal table. :(
 

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Thank you all for your thoughts. We sure do need them right now. I'm sorry for the graphic nature of the photo, but just to give you an idea of the severity...



She impaled herself on a old rusty table. She slipped on the ice and slid right into it.



This explains the two huge lacerations, an entrance and exit wound.

I didn't actually see her fall, just saw her slip and heard her cry out. My initial thoughts were that she tore her ACL but then I saw her. I panicked. I'm alone up at work this week because the boss is out at an acupuncture class...go figure. I rushed her to an ER vet down in town and she was taken into surgery right away. We are so, so, so very lucky that she didn't hit any major arteries or veins. She probably would be dead right now if she did because I couldn't do enough by myself...
 

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This is what Natalie has posted so far, I will spare you the gruesome pictuers:

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I was letting her out to go potty out the back at work and she was running, slipped on the ice and fell sliding into the lawn edging. At least its a clean cut and she just so happened to NOT sever her jugular vein...not sure what I would have done if she had being that I was all alone up here.

The surgeons down at Wheatridge said that she severed... See More all the way through one of the muscles in her neck and that they would try and repair it. If they can't the other neck muscles will compensate in time.

Its going to be a long road to recovery and I'm thankful for everyones thoughts and prayers for her....keep em coming.

She impaled herself on a table...

Just went out and investigated the "scene" to try and piece things together. My first thought was the lawn edging because its sharp and notorious for cutting dogs. But I found her blood and fur all over the crossbar of the table (there's no top to it and just a not so sharp metal cross on top). So, she just ran ... See Morestraight into it after slipping on the ice.

I was so paranoid when I saw her initially that I had no idea what happened, just my first thoughts on it. Impalement explains why there are two lacerations...and entrance wound and exit wound.
 

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That is just shocking and heartbreaking! :eek:

I'm not religious but every good vibe I can muster up goes to Bailey as well as Natalie and Jon. Please keep us up to date as you can. My thoughts are with all of you.

Jay
 

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I can't imagine how worried both you and Jon must be, dogs are miraculous healers though, and ALL my good thoughts and prayers are with you both and Bailey...
 

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At this point is just a waiting game that I cannot stand...and patience is not a strong virtue of mine.
 

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I'm gone for a day and look what happens!! I'm so sorry this happened to poor Bailey. I know it was a horrible experience for both her and Natalie. I hope she is as good as new in no time. Keep us posted. If there is anything I can do, let me know.
 

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Sorry I'm late, just got off work, but oh my goodness gracious! When I saw those pics I was shocked at how big and deep the injury is. How painful. Hope she gets better soon and heals up well! My thoughts and prayers to you both.
 
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