Gus Kenworthy's rescue dog, Beemo, has died.
On Sunday, the Olympic skier revealed on Instagram that his dog, whom he rescued from a meat farm in South Korea during the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, died of a birth defect that caused him to have a heart enlarged
"Two days ago my beautiful baby Beemo died, it was completely unexpected and Matt and I are off our side trying to cope with his loss," wrote the athlete, who shared his pet with his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas, in a publication in social networks.
He continued, "Beemo was really the best What happened to me and I feel so fortunate for our time borrowed together, I have never loved anything or anyone the way I love that dog, and she will always be deeply missed "
He detailed a horrible week of deterioration of the puppy's health.
"For a week or so we worried because he was showing less and less interest in his food," Kenworthy wrote. "There were several trips to the vet and on our final visit last Thursday, I asked them to do a full body scan in case there was an underlying problem they had overlooked." Beemo went into a panic attack during X-rays and his breathing it became quick and superficial. "
Unfortunately, the test brought to light a serious and incurable problem.
"The scan revealed that his lungs were damaged and that his heart was too big for his body, a birth defect that we had no way of knowing," Kenworthy explained. "Unable to treat her there, I took her to the emergency vet where a breathing tube was placed in her throat, they hoped that with a respirator breathing through her they could recover their vital levels to a normal level so they could treat her, but they could never do it" .
He noted that even if they understood the problem before, there would have been no treatment for this particular condition.
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Kenworthy ended the emotional publication with a plea to other pet parents: "If any of you have pets in dog paradise, tell them to go look for Bee because you could really use a good date game now. "
Kenworthy had previously brought home two dogs from Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympics. He found the dogs, Jake and Mishka, wandering near the Olympic Village. Now they live with Kenworthy's ex boyfriend in Canada and they are healthy and adult superstars of social media.