Kush, a 9 year old Pit Bull, presented to EPH for trouble breathing and not being able to get comfortable. After taking radiographs, we diagnosed Kush with a pneumothorax.
A pneumothorax (a.k.a. collapsed lung) occurs when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall. The air then pushes on the lungs causing them to collapse. A pneumothorax can be caused by trauma including hit by car, falling off of funiture, etc. It is unknown how Kush developed a pneumothorax.
Luckily, we were able to pull liters of air off of Kush’s chest allowing her to breathe easier. As of October 8th, Kush was awaiting a referrel to a specialist but was doing well. Look at this sweet girl’s smile!