The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby bully_mommy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:47 am

WOW that is crazy.

I just had my pups ears cropped as well. But I didnt have preoblems like that.

I went to another vet other than my regular. And he told me his office has chosen not to do anesthesia through IV anymore because of the risk of what happened to you. My baby was given a gas anesthetic. He recovered great. And wasnt in any pain from his ears. They gave me rimadyl for him to go home with and that was that.

I am sorry for what happened to your pup. I wish you guys all the best. You should look into this vet and ask them why they did the things they did the way they did.

Was the surgery on your dads pup done the same way as your pups was?? If not I would ask questions about that also.
I hate when vets think they know what they are doing and hurt the poor babies in the long run.

I had a horrible experience as well with an exotics vet so I know how you feel. Gooooooood Luck!!!!

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby msvette2u » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:53 am

They did use a gas anesthetic.
1040- 3.5% Isoflurane

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby bully_mommy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:55 am

I read that. I was just making a statement.
Thanks

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby bully_mommy » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:56 am

I know of some doctors that still use the IV. And I was happy he didnt.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:27 am

bully_mommy wrote:I know of some doctors that still use the IV. And I was happy he didnt.


IV ALONE is bad... Gas ALONE is bad...

It is the combination of multiple drugs (all at much lower doses) to get the best spectrum of anesthesia and pain relief that makes for a quality anesthetic protocol.

I did not calculate drug dosages for this pet, but Ace/Torb pre-med and Ket/Val induction with isoflurane maintenance is a pretty standard and safe drug protocol for healthy pets with no known health problems.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby Ilovethepits » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:04 pm

Keeping Ivy, you and your Dad in my prayers.
Come on Ivy, hang in there. :pray

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby BabyReba » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:12 pm

how tragic. one of the things they usually make you sign before you put your pet under anesthesia is a release form acknowledging the risk that your pet could have an adverse reaction.

i get really nervous and worried when i have to send them in for anything that requires anesthetic. i know that the majority of animals (and people) come out of it OK, but there's always a chance. it's so sad when something does go wrong.

thinking positive thoughts for ivy. i really hope she pulls through.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby TRENDKILL » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:02 am

You know, we have never had complications from ear crops before. The father of all of our dogs Brutus didn't have problems, Widow and Rex didn't have problems and this vet did Rex's ears.

Ok another update. I did a follow up with a vet over here and he put her on a diuretic (can't recall the name right now) and prednisone. He said that dogs will make the most improvement in 10 days. So she has about 7 more days to see how much she can improve. My dad bought a case of the a/d. She has eaten nearly 2 cans of it today. She is urinating okay. He said to stop the Tramadol. She seems to have improved a lot.

THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING HER IN YOUR PRAYERS AND THINKING GOOD THOUGHTS. WE ALL REALLY APPRECIATE IT!

Much love,

Katie, Dad, Ivy + the gang.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby Alyssa » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:34 am

I am SO glad to hear that she is doing better! YaY Ivy!!

Just a note too ... ALL medical personnel, whether it is human medicine OR animal medicine, ALL doctors, nurses, technicians, etc etc have their own personal bone pile.

EVERY one. It's called being human and making a mistake or things just piling up against them so bad and so fast that they just can't do anything but fight the good fight.

This is different than malpractice - much different, IMO.

Every vet picks through their bone pile and remembers them and feels it over and over ... and that's how we ALL learn, from the mistakes we make and from the times that we stumble.

It's sad when the mistake is about someone or a pet that we are attached to, but it HAS to happen or they'd never become wonderful and amazing doctors or support personnel that succeed 99.9% of the time.

And just to echo some of the other posts - ANY time anesthesia is done, there is a risk of all sorts of complications, up to and including death.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby Nickdawg » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:40 pm

glad to hear she is doing so much better!!!

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby TRENDKILL » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:32 pm

UPDATE: she ate a can of food this morning and ate some for lunch. She just got her medicine. After we fed her, I syringed a little pedialyte in her mouth and once she got licking I offered her the bowl of it and she lapped some up. We have already noticed her head is not as shaky as it was when she was holding it up. She also lets us know when she has to go to the bathroom she is starting to vocalize and move around much more.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby Otis » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:43 pm

Glad to hear she is improving!

Can she see?

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby Kingsgurl » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:23 pm

WOW that is crazy.

I just had my pups ears cropped as well. But I didnt have preoblems like that.


Count your blessings :)

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby msvette2u » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:10 pm

Kingsgurl wrote:
WOW that is crazy.

I just had my pups ears cropped as well. But I didnt have preoblems like that.


Count your blessings :)


Yes - exactly. People forget that ANY surgery is putting the dog at risk for dying.
As Misskiwi stated, it is a more extended period under anesthesia, for a purely cosmetic (unnecessary) surgery.

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Re: The vet almost killed Ivy yesterday.

Postby Kingsgurl » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:11 am

How is she today?


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