I'm so-so happy for your dogs and yet another parallel experience.
The neighbors threw a red canvassed sausage over the fence of ours some years back and though I'd known people can be cruel, I'd never seen such an empty callous void in a human being that they needed to hurt and even threaten to KILL something defenseless against them.For any person struggling with an abuser, this scenario is a Billboard (an iptomy of what they're living with).
Nothing attractive about it.
I've seen many a loved creatures return from the brink of death. Obviously your love that you had for beloved was strong enough to bring them back and within a time-sensitive frame to do it.
What a truly wonderful thing to be greatful for