jesse is going for surgery...

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Postby SFBullyGirl » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:55 pm

fingers and paws crossed MaryEllen, and here's hoping this will bring a respite from all the vet bills for a bit.

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:46 pm

Fingers crossed for Jesse!!!

In my experience... despite the major surgery, most dogs feel BETTER after the surgery is over. You've just removed a huge source of pain for them, and the few times I've seen it done, they were new dogs a few days after surgery. One cocker spaniel I took care of had to have an entire new set of house rules made up... he became a troublemaker because he didn't have a headache anymore.

Its like putting a dog with arthritis on pain medication... all the sudden you've taken years off and they're puppies again!

I sure hope Jesse pulls through and feels great soon!!!

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Postby Murfins » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:51 pm

I'm so sorry Jesse has to go through this (and your wallet as well), but I bet she will feel SO much better once it is all done and healed.

*hugs*

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:58 am

deniselynn its due to her allergies, her symptoms are different from other dogs, she only chews her left foot and her left ear gets really gunky. she doesnt itch or show any other symptoms, the dermatologist looked at her allergy testing results and was shocked at how high her results were..

she did tell me that after the surgery she will feel totally relieved that the pain is gone.. i could just keep doing the ear flushes under sedation, but it will keep coming back like its been doing, and its been getting worse and worse with age, she used to get relief in the winter, now its all year round ear problems..

the surgeon is at the same place where rubys kidney specialist is, so at least i feel secure knowing it will be done right.

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Postby OlympianAB » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:57 am

good luck


hope she feels brand new

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:53 am

well we go next thursday at 8:30 for her consultation with the surgeon and to drop her off. the surgeon has to look at her ear to make sure its what is needed , and then we leave her there and pick her up the next afternoon. the surgeon is going to charge $182 to look at her ear and make sure this is what i want done,then tell me how much the surgery will be...

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:37 pm

ME, one more question, when you got to see Jesse's ear with the ear scope, could you see how bad the infection was?

Don't ask me why, I have this fascination with ears and would love to see down a dog's ear.

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:43 pm

OMG Deniselynn, it was GROSS.. her entire ear canal is all swollen and yeasty and built up with scar tissue. the infection goes all the way down, but the vet didnt want to go too far as it was closed up at one point, the scope was really cool, we watched it on a huge TV as it went in and went down into her canal... it was like watching a surgery being done on tv... up close and personal LOL...

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:51 pm

I would love to see something like that! I can imagine after having so many ear infections, the scar tissue is bad. Was Jesse awake for that?

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:02 pm

she has had continous ear infections basically, and has surgery twice to flush and scrape out her ears, which led to the scar tissue.. it was pretty cool to see it though. she was awake for the scope. out of all my dogs she is the best one at the vets go figure..
here is the full description of TECA that she will have done next week.

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Conten ... ourceID=42

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:08 pm

ME, how interesting! Thanks for posting! I wish I could see them do it!

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:10 pm

well, fly out next week and you can go with us to bring her to the surgeon.. we could probably watch the surgery if we want to..

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:11 pm

I so wish I could! I wonder if they'll let you see the ear drum after they take it out? I should have gone into the medical field!

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Postby Maryellen » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:13 pm

if i ask them they will.. my regular vet told me i could watch any of my dogs surgeries and be right in the same room....

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Postby Deniselynn » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:27 pm

Really ME! I wish you would so you can tell me about it!


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