On 10 October 2021, Zeus was picked up as the third of four recent hit-and-run victims. He did not appear to have any external, physical injuries, he would not lie down when we bought him in, even after significant pain medication.
We took him to animal wellness for Doc Gama to do x-rays and full blood panel, which showed two major injuries - a ruptured diaphragm displacing his internal organs, covering his lungs and pressing on his heart.
Emergency surgery was possible but then a second x-ray showed a completely severed spine. There is no possibility in here to repair spinal injuries, so the only humane thing to do was to let him go. Doc Gama put him to sleep and we were all with him and we told him we loved him.
Thank you to the reporter who did the decent thing and took him away from the road last night and kept him safe in her garage. Putting dogs to sleep is so so hard but at least he was spared a long painful death alone. No more pain Zeus