Matt and Ace,
Many thanks for having the courage to be instrumental in saving your dog and more importantly, for posting this to educate others who might someday be in a similar situation.
While reading this, I kept telling myself, "Stop now! This dog is not going to make it and you know you don't want to hear that." I did not listen to such faulty reason and am thrilled that Ace is doing well.
You did nothing wrong, knowing what you did at the time; and you did everything right by letting others know what you gleaned from this traumatic lesson.
Prayers to you both,