This is Sparkle. We saw that she was suppose to give birth within a week and that the shelter was going to abort her babies. I couldn't stomach the thought so I went out on a whim and got her before a foster for her and her puppies were in place. I was at an adoption event when my friend was able to bring her to me from the shelter. She hung out with me there for a bit as I noticed her ears were really swollen and possibly still infected. She was sneezing a ton and started whining looking really uncomfortable. My amazing vet squeezed me in before I dropped her off at her temporary foster for the weekend. I took her to get her some ear medication but ended up doing an x ray too to see how many puppies she was having and to confirm her pregnancy. Turns out she wasn't pregnant. We did an ultrasound and she had lots of fluid in her stomach and masses surrounding her uterus. She had Pyometra which is an infection in the uterus. They rushed her into surgery and finished around 2 AM! They removed her uterus and the huge mass that was attached to it. Her uterus was filled with puss and the uterus shouldn't have any fluids in it. The mass was filled with blood and puss and could have ruptured at any moment. If it would have ruptured she would have became septic and would have died. After surgery I picked her up and transferred her to the Emergency Vet so they could monitor her overnight. I picked her up the next morning and transferred her back to our vet. She spent 2 nights there on IV fluids, IV antibiotics and IV pain medicines. She got to come home 3 days after her surgery and she then developed pneumonia. She was a fighter and got over it pretty quickly. She was battling an ear infection and an upper respiratory infection as well. I'm so glad I wanted to get her checked out or else she might not have made it. My vet is so amazing squeezing me in and staying at the office late to preform her surgery. Sparkles has now been adopted and is in a perfect home who loves her so much!