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Hello, my name is***** and I am happy to help answer your question about Mya. First of all I would like to say how sorry I am that this happened and that I know how awful your son must be feeling.
While I cannot examine your dog in person, based on your description it sounds like Mya is suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. I'm glad you were able to get her temperature down to normal, but she is far from out of the woods (especially since she is pregnant). You mentioned that there are no emergency veterinary services nearby. Would you be willing or able to drive her to an emergency clinic? If so, can you give me your general location so that I can help find you a 24 hour emergency clinic?
I hope Mya is doing ok. Since I haven't heard from you I will provide you some general information on heat stroke and can answer any follow up questions you may have. Heat stroke is a very dangerous condition and can become life threatening if not treated appropriately. Severe heat leads to a state of physiologic shock in which the organs are not receiving enough blood and eventually start to shut down (multi-organ failure). In advanced cases we can see problems with clotting blood and bleeding internally, as well as fluid build-up in the lungs which makes it hard to breathe. Because Mya is very weak, drooling excessively, and is showing signs of gastrointestinal distress (diarrhea), my recommendation is that you take her to a veterinarian immediately for treatment. They will likely run some blood tests, possibly take x-rays of her chest, and provide supportive care such as IV fluids, anti-nausea medication, and other medications as indicated. It's clear how much you care for her (I love that you said she is a family member not just a dog), and I sincerely ***** ***** pulls through this unfortunate event.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or need clarification on anything.