Time to Find the Family Jewels
#31
Yes, it's for the best to go ahead and do it. He won't think so, but then it will be behind both of you instead of in front.
Gotta love 'em.
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#32
(08-09-2017, 08:05 PM)Gideon Wrote: Yes, it's for the best to go ahead and do it.  He won't think so, but then it will be behind both of you instead of in front.

Thank you GM for the reassurance. Intellectually I know it's for the best but those doubts creep in emotionally particularly when every man and his dog start relating stories of "their" experience with lost testicles and still living a long problem free life.
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#33
Really, the only time I would say otherwise is if he had a medical issue that made anesthesia risky or if he responded badly to anesthesia and waking from it. I've seen too many dogs that did have problems and at a young age too.
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#34
Woo hoo second time lucky. I took Jasper in to the specialist this morning and he just rang me to advise that they found it. Unfortunately he tried for the vicinity of the inguinal canal first but it was not there. He had to have a second abdominal incision which is apparently quite large as it was located high up in the abdomen. Poor little guy, that's 5 incisions now to find those damned testicles. They will ring again when he comes out of the aesthetic more and let me know when I can pick him up. Probably around 6pm

EDIT He's home now but he's not real good. Lot of whimpering and clearly in discomfort. They didn't issue any pain killers just anti-inflammatories that he can't start until tomorrow. Maybe they have a pain relief effect but it's going to be a long night by the looks of things. There is a big dressing on the wound and it is all bloody. They said that although it looks bad it is normal and is sterile underneath. They want it to stay on for a few days until it just drops off by itself. I've never seen that before.
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#35
Happy they found it and happy he is home. I feel so bad for Jasper having to be in such pain. I hope his healing goes well and he is back to himself in no time. 

Hugs for Jasper. He's lucky to have you by his side.
Linda

One Border Collie Is Never Enough

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#36
Hope he recovers quickly, Then you will be glad it is done. Dogs are very resilient so he will bounce back I am sure
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#37
I'm glad it went well! Again, sure that is hard to live with at the moment. Sleep will come soon!
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#38
I'm so glad they found it and it's over with. He may recover a bit slower this time, just because it was two surgeries in a row, but if so, that will help him to stay quiet a little longer.

His bandage sounds like what they did to me after a C-section.
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#39
(08-14-2017, 07:32 PM)Gideon Wrote: I'm so glad they found it and it's over with.  He may recover a bit slower this time, just because it was two surgeries in a row, but if so, that will help him to stay quiet a little longer.

His bandage sounds like what they did to me after a C-section.

You are so right GM and I can already see the difference in recovery. He has no meds on board that cause drowsiness and he is way more comfortable but he is visibly weak and in need of rest. We had noticed a weight loss during the 2 weeks after the first surgery, mindful that the belly shave enhances the belly tuck but his hip were too boney. When weighed before 2nd surgery it confirmed he had lost 1kg (2.2lbs) in that 2 weeks. 18.5 to 17.6kg. I think that's a lot and his appetite was not effected at all during that time. In fact we had increased kibble intake a week ago.

 What do you think ?
I am quite concerned about this because he can't really afford to lose even 1/2 this much during this recovery period.

Interesting about the C-section wound being managed similarly. I have no recollection of detail but it's not the first time I have seen this but it must have been a long time ago.
At AU$1,660 for one testicle I'm choosing to think it must be the best method ever, LOL.   (The other one only cost AU$287).
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#40
Oh no! Poor buddy! You are doing great keeping tabs on him and watching him. I know the weight worry too. So is he a lot less obessive this time then?
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