I am Walter and this is my World.

I am Walter and this is my World.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Hi everybody, I'm taking a second to write you a quick update on Walter. On Friday he was hit by an SUV. I had opened the front door and he scooted out between my legs headed for the street. I took off after him, I was only inches away but he was just out of my grasp. I was shouting and thought we averted disaster when the first car stopped in time, but the second car, the SUV, didn't.

The blessings, and there are many is that she only hit him once. I was barefoot, but scooped him up off the street and got into my car right then. My neighbor who had seen everything was on my heels with my car keys and with walter heaving in the passenger seat, we sped to golden valley emergency on Hwy 55. we tried to anyway. The Basillica block party had blocked off all the entrances to hwy 55 that I know of, so I put the car in reverse and went the wrong way down Hennepin for the equivalent of ten blocks. Then I got to Hwy 55 and blew through every red light.

The first night was the darkest nightmare of my life. The vet told me he was in critical condition and had no idea is he would make it. About a dozen people showed up and we all wept/prayed/paced for two hours while they tried to stabilize him - which they ultimately did by putting him in an oxygen tent/morphine drip/etc... They told me I could go home but I would not, so barefooted I waited for the first blood tests to be drawn.

Blessedly, unbelievably, he started to turn in the right direction. Each test was a tiny bit better than the last. X-rays showed while he does have a fractured pelvis, he did not pierce and vital organs. His heart/lungs/bladder were all intact. This proved to be a miracle.

Walter has been moved from Golden Valley to a 24/7 care hospital and now we are waiting for the orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Levine to decide when to operate on his crushed pelvis. If any of you have experience with any of this or pug-specific advice, i would be most grateful. Also, anyone that has time to send Walter their love/prayers/good wishes, those to are in critical demand. So many people have been praying for him I am sure it is helping and my poor strong boy needs all the help you can spare. Thank you in advance for your love.



Tweedles -- that's me... said...

We are praying

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Walter, medical staff, and for you.

Love and hugs...

Nevis said...

Love/prayers from my family to yours. (((HUGS)))

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are sending major AireZen for you, Walter!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch