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Jill Zarin Fears for Beloved Dog Ginger After Near Drowning
The 14-year-old Chihuahua fell into a pool and was revived by a friend.
Jill Zarin narrowly avoided a tragedy this weekend — her beloved Chihuahua almost drowned. The Real Housewives of New York City alum shared her harrowing ordeal on Instagram, which she continues to update the post as more medical updates unfold.
Jill described Ginger’s terrible accident by posting she thought Ginger saw Bobby, her husband who passed away earlier this year, as Ginger’s “tiny frail body lay limp with her tongue hanging out of her lifeless body.” The upsetting discovery was thankfully short-lived as Jill’s friend was able to revive the unconscious Ginger. Jill believes that it wasn’t the friend’s actions alone that saved Ginger but she received a spiritual assist from Bobby in that moment and that he “sent her back” to Jill.
Ginger isn’t out of the woods yet, unfortunately. Although being revived, she is still struggling with issues as a result of the accident. Ginger previously was diagnosed with cataracts and now is thought to be completely blind, which could explain how the accidental near drowning may have happened. Jill also reported Ginger began walking in circles post-accident. Dr. Cindy Bressler, a Hamptons vet who makes house calls, treated Ginger at the scene couldn’t confirm whether these side effects are permanent. Ginger’s treatment has continued with an overnight hospital stay and a neurologist will access her some time today.
Sadly, this is not Ginger’s first brush with death. Back in January, Jill revealed to In Touch that Ginger almost drowned by falling into the pool at her home in Boca Raton, Florida. Due to Ginger’s cataracts, she was unable to see and accidentally stumbled into the pool. Luckily, Jill saw Ginger frantically paddling and rushed to rescue her. She scooped up Ginger, wrapped her in a towel and rushed her to the vet where she was treated for low body temperature and was luckily okay.
We can only hope that Ginger pulls through this scary ordeal as successfully this time around and that she is already on the mend. We wish Ginger and Jill all the best in their recovery and healing!