After reading the first couple of sentences, I was afraid of the ending. I'm so happy that everything worked out for you and your dog. I hope he continues to improve.
I copied your post and forwarded to to my duck hunting buddies, both those with and without dogs, so that all will benefit.
If this story saves 1 dogs life, we'll all be happy!
Give Ace a hug and a dog yummie from all of us! :D