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They are a worry at times
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Kai our biggest dog went in to our vets today to have a tumour removed from his eye lid and if possible to remove one from his rear leg. As he'd had a few falls of late we asked them to X-ray him too. Later today the vet rang we were expecting everything has gone well and he's recovering. Instead we got sorry we were unable to operate as after his X-ray and just as they were scrubbing up to operate he died on the table Sad it took them ages to get him back to life. He's home now and pretty much still out of it resting. So any op's are out of the question in future. I can't fault the vets [ well only in that they could improve the way they break the news on the phone] we all thought for a few minutes we had lost him. Went to collect him and I have never seen so  many nurses and vets in tears,  I think he scared the life out of them today. Here he is beforehand chilling with his best friend, she really missed him today.


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Oh Zen - what a worry for you. You may need to ask for a referral elsewhere if the lump removals are a necessity. Always worth remembering that no matter how good our vets are, they are only GP's and not specialists. Hope he is ok overnight and recovers well in the morning. Time then to have a detailed conversation with your vet me thinks.
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(20-03-2017, 08:41 PM)april Wrote: Oh Zen - what a worry for you.  You may need to ask for a referral elsewhere if the lump removals are a necessity.  Always worth remembering that no matter how good our vets are, they are only GP's and not specialists.  Hope he is ok overnight and recovers well in the morning.  Time then to have a detailed conversation with your vet me thinks.

It is a very good practice April and one I have used for years I wouldn't trust any other in the area. He's been put out before when he was castrated, but he was a young dog then. We know he has started to go blind for some time and the eye lid tumour is a recent problem, he's had a tumour on his leg for some time and it has of late started to grow in size. They where going to look at removing that too today, but didn't even get that far with him arresting. Sad times but we will see how he goes and reassess. He's such a gentle giant and a big softie ask Squizzers they made good friends when she visited with Choccy a few years ago.
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Is he ok this morning Zen ?
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Ditto April,how is he today?
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(21-03-2017, 09:29 AM)april Wrote: Is he ok this morning Zen ?

(21-03-2017, 09:39 AM)k9crystal Wrote: Ditto April,how is he today?

He's fine this morning still a bit groggy  but has had his food Smile The lump on his leg looks even bigger now but that is because they had shaved him ready. I suppose it is a waiting game he could be here a short or long time yet. I'm just glad they got him home were he knows he's loved and happy. Smile I think the problem arose yesterday because he had got all excited before going to the vets and was excitable by all the fuss they were making of him when he got there. His pre op medication didn't seem to have any effect so they waited and then gave him some more, which worked fine for his X-rays. This may or may not have been the problem of him arresting before surgery started. I know they fought for some time to get him back which I'm thankful for.
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How old is Kai now Zenith?
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Oh poor Kai
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(21-03-2017, 11:20 AM)k9crystal Wrote: How old is Kai now Zenith?

He's 8 not that old, but I know a lot of big dog have a shorter life span. He seems fine today and none the worst for yesterdays events. He's been out a couple of times around the garden, upset tum but that was to be expected. It's strange how other dogs know somethings not quite right, Heidi slept in her own bed by his side last night she usually curls up with him in the same bed.
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So sorry to hear that Zenith, could they not remove the leg tumour with local. Honestly Arthur was good as gold with his local to remove his which was just in front of his back leg on his stomach. I was glad they did as at nearly 17 he is getting on a bit, although no one has actually told him yet. He was only gone for 30 minutes.
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(21-03-2017, 08:10 PM)Teazel Wrote: So sorry to hear that Zenith,  could they not remove the leg tumour with local.   Honestly Arthur was good as gold with his local to remove his which was just in front of his back leg on his stomach.   I was glad they did as at nearly 17 he is getting on a bit, although no one has actually told him yet.   He was only gone for 30 minutes.

I don't think that is a possibility in his case, it is quite large and on the top of his leg. It doesn't seem to bother him much it just looks ugly. The eye lid one can't be seen but it rubs his eye so makes his eye look sore. He has another check up this evening so will get more information then on the best course of action.
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