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#126287 - 01/21/11 03:51 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom]
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Originally Posted By: myamom


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.
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#126291 - 01/21/11 03:55 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom]
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the on again-off again nature of all this is hard, but it's good that he's being careful, don't cha think?

okay, now maybe i can get some work done here, lol...
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#126293 - 01/21/11 04:01 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: katieliz]
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yes...it's very stressful!!

my vet had put her on a potent antibiotic for 7 days - Cefpodoxime 200 mg. She ended it on Sunday. On my way home from the surgeon I realized...I forgot to bring that up...should she go on another round? I should call and ask?

She is still on the bronchodilator - Theophylline 200 mg. 1 1/2 tables every 12 hours.

no antifungal


Edited by myamom (01/21/11 04:02 PM)
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#126294 - 01/21/11 04:08 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom]
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It's possible she could have chronic bronchitis or COPD type stuff maybe? Basically some lung damage from the HW or other stuff?

Well hopefully the internist will figure it out looking and listening!
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#126295 - 01/21/11 04:10 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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and because I'm anal...i just called my vet and told them everything and asked about the antibiotic. (and suggested he consult with the surgeon about that)


Edited by myamom (01/21/11 04:11 PM)
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#126302 - 01/21/11 04:22 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom]
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Good thinking. smile
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#126303 - 01/21/11 04:22 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom]
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He wants her back on the antibiotic...running down for that now.
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#126315 - 01/21/11 04:44 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom]
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First, I am VERY sorry for not keeping up with Chey-Chey. I am working a zillion hours and have the site blocked most of the time now.

Second, I am VERY sorry that Cheyenne continues to have lung problems. It's understandable that you're worried and I'm glad the surgeon is conservative.

Third, I LOVE all of the Cheyenne dress-up pictures. It is like picture therapy for me during a very stressful week. hugging
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#126325 - 01/21/11 05:07 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom]
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Originally Posted By: myamom
He said he doesn't want to take any chances.


Nobody wants to take any chances with Cheyenne. This physician is truly a healer and considers his job to (help) make her well. I hate that you all have to go through this, but some time ago you trusted Cheyenne to this surgeon. I'm sure that the reasons that led you to trust him still apply.

Originally Posted By: myamom

My heart just breaks for her..


You can see her tumor and that must be terrifying. But recovery from surgery can be so tough and for a dog who has had multiple health problems, maybe too much.

I hate that you are forced to postpone but it sounds wise, medically.

Did he make any remark at all about her tumor?

Mary Jane

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#126339 - 01/21/11 05:45 PM Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Mary Jane]
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Oh Mary Ann, I know this is such a roller coaster for you and Cheyenne. But, I'm glad you have a dr. that really seems very concerned about her. Hang in there girl. Still prayers for her to improve.
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