Lars is having surgery

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Lars is having surgery

Postby UnconventionalLove » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:12 pm

After much waiting, and hoping, and medicating, Lars ended up needing exploratory surgery. He's lost 3lbs and wouldn't eat his food or meds this morning and has just been terribly, terrible miserable. I have no money so I have no idea how this is going to be paid for. I got a $50 grant from the Humane Society. Every bit helps. The vet said they will work with me but we'll see what that means. The emergency funds I had for him were all eaten up by the scoping and meds and overnight stay.
Either way, he is having the surgery and hopefully will get better and better from here on out. Wish him and I luck and I will post updates as I get them from the vet. Thank you!! My poor little guy.

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Postby Kingsgurl » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:55 pm

Poor Lars! Please keep us posted!

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Postby UnconventionalLove » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:42 pm

Thanks :)
I just got a call from the vet! He only had to make one cut into the intestines, and there was only one foreign body in there! Therefore, Lars will heal up quicker and it won't cost me as much. I am so excited that it went good and to get him start feeling better! I can;t wait to have my happy puppy back! Thanks :D

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Postby Leslie H » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:44 pm

It stinks that he had to have surgery, but I'm glad he's going to be OK. You must be relieved.i

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Postby Nickdawg » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:53 pm

so glad surgery went well and quick and he will be ok.

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Postby lushpuppie » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:53 am

Sending tons of healing vibes for Lars. :thumbsup:

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Postby UnconventionalLove » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:01 pm

Thanks so much you guys! I brought Lars home and the transformation already, is like a complete turn around! Yesterday he acted like he was dying and today he came whipping around the corner when I picked him up! He is happy again and eating a bunch of little meals throughout the day like a little piglet!! He gets his staples removed in 10 days and then we can go for walks and play again! Now the challenge is keeping him relatively calm for 10 days lol! I am SOOO happy he is finally ok!

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Postby BigBadPibbul » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:12 pm

Believe me keeping them calm after surgery is the hardest part next to waiting on that call from the vet to tell you how it went. Even my twelve year old Chow was a hand full after having to relax for two weeks, he had to have a big ol sack of toys and goodies to chew on to keep him from going bonkers in his crate.

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Postby ssontag » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:44 pm

So glad you got some good news and Lars is feeling better. Hope he's up and running around soon. :thumbsup:

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Postby UnconventionalLove » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:51 pm

Thanks!
So far he has been good and content just chewing away on nylabones and stuffed kongs. We'll see how long that lasts :P

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Postby ilikelily » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:52 pm

Good thoughts for a calm, speedy recovery!

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Postby SKoth » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:58 pm

Scram will be sending good vibes to Lars! She had two incisions to her stomach and two to the small intestine (correction from my thread) and she's doing great!

Speedy healing Lars!

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Postby UnconventionalLove » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:04 pm

Thanks! Really glad to hear Scram is doing good too! The things these dogs put us through...lol

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Postby UnconventionalLove » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:15 am

Here is what he swallowed, in case anyone is interested lol. That's a quarter next to it.

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Postby luvnstuff » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:25 am

awww poor Lars! Glad they found the problem quick n easy! that must be a huge relief, well for both of you!

do you have any idea what that thingy is he swallowed, it isnt very big is it..


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