He reiterated that he has no concern about the surgery itself.....but the breathing right now still concerns him...regarding undergoing surgery...kicking her health over the edge...even handling the anesthesia....and breathing issues are not his expertise. He wants her to see an internist (who works at the same hospital) for her opinion. He said he doesn't want to take any chances.
Appt. with her is scheduled for Jan. 27...surgery is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 8.
My heart just breaks for her..
Wow, Mary Ann, this must be so frustrating for you.
Metastases is only one possibility, but there are lots of others as well. Maybe related to her heartworm disease? Chronic infection? Etc.
I like this surgeon. He's being really cautious, making sure he doesn't fix one problem just to create another, maybe even bigger, problem for Cheyenne.
Glad she's got more quality time to enjoy her retirement. Each new day is a blessing for these seniors, and an opportunity to add some great new memories.