Dyson suffered from a spontaneous pneumothorax, or a collapsed lung. He was hospitalized when his breathing became labored and was placed in an oxygen tent. He had a chest tube inserted that could continuously suction out his lung. The vet wanted to do a CT scan to determine what was causing Dyson's distress, and he wanted to see if he could repair and seal the opening in Dyson's lungs
That's when Dyson's owner came to Labrador Life Line for help.
Thanks to you, the generous donors to Labrador Life Line, Dyson was able to get his CT scan and was breathing much better.
Just a about a month after his surgery, Labrador Life Line received this sad update on Dyson from his family.
"We lost him last night. He was gagging a lot during the day again, so I was watching him closely, and when we came inside after spending some time outside playing with all the dogs, I noticed he was breathing too heavily.
I loaded him up and took him to the ER, and he was just breathing heavily when we got there, and in the time it took them to get him in the back, and get an x-ray, his left lung had blown so badly that he was gasping, panting, stressed. They put him in the oxygen cage to let us collect ourselves. They suspect now that he had either a genetic defect or a degenerative disease that was causing his lung tissue to fail. This should not have happened. The first surgery should have cured him, should have been just a fluke. But apparently there was more wrong than anyone knew.
We are, as you can imagine, devastated. Just beyond sad.
It's been a long 24 hours, and I'm still very shocked and can't really believe that I won't look up and see him curled on the couch. This just... it's the worst.
Michelle and family"