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Prayers for Ollie please

As some of you know I have 3 dogs. anatolian female (130 lbs), Kara, anatolian male, 18 months (75 lbs) Oz, and a 1/2 shih tzu 1/2 hav male, Ollie, 2 yrs old, 16 lbs.

The boys usually get along fine. but they have always had resource guarding issues used to be food and myself being one of them. and the boys have 'fought' maybe 4 time over 1.5 yrs in front of me.

Both boys are certified therapy dogs with TDI and local agencies. Oz spent his first day at school, in a severely autistic class today. He did awesome and had a calming effect on everyone. It was Oz's first time doing it and spending the 'day' with me.

upon arriving home today, I noticed Oz was a little growly, upon entering the home. about 3 minutes later, I'm not sure what triggered it but Oz started to kick Ollie's ass. my hands were full, and the fight was behind me, so I immediately put my things down, and as I turn around I see how hard Oz is shaking Ollie.

I break it up and immediately notice Ollie's eye has a red tinge. the ER is only 5 min. from my house. dashed there asap.

Ollie is now in the ER and being held for at least 24 hours. He is blind in both eyes and has swelling on the brain. One eye is full of blood, the other is non-responsive, most likely due to the swelling on the brain. the vet is very optimistic he'll make a full recovery. they are giving Ollie a medication to reduce the swelling on the brain, and I will know in 2 hours if it has helped. xray for the neck was negative and no puncture marks. also no limb damage.

I'm just in shock. and feel I've failed both of them.

So please pray for Ollie. he'll live. but you know, he might be blind or worse.

My knee jerk reaction is to give Oz away, but I don't give up on dogs easily, and I love both my boys very much. also Oz's litter was rescued at 4 days old. I've had him since he's 9 wks old.

anyway, thanks for your prayers. I'll keep everyone posted.

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How heartbreaking! My prayers are with you and Ollie. Wishing him a speedy and fully recovery!

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the vet called. Ollie has responded very well to the meds that reducing the swelling on the brain. he now has partial vision back in his non-blood eye.

thx again for the warm thought and all the prayers.
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Oh wow...what a horrible situation for you. Poor little Ollie. I hope he recovers quickly and fully.

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How frightening. May little Ollie recover completely. My thoughts are with you both.

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Poor dogs and you.I hope little Ollie makes a full and speedy recovery.

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OMG, how terrifying for everyone. I hope for Ollie's full recovery and that everyone gets along in the future.

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That is just horrible..I can't even imagine how sick inside you must feel. I hope the little guy makes a full recovery! Nobody can tell you how to handle the situation with Oz..but I would certainly think twice about having him around children in the future. ( sorry...just my 2 cents)

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Thinking of Ollie today and your dog family.
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Oh, how frightening and sad for everyone involved. My thoughts are definitely with you, too. I've read so many books and articles how dogs can respond to the cumulative effect of small stressors and it sounds like Oz must have hit his threshold and just that moment.
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