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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126287
01/21/11 08:51 PM
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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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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126291
01/21/11 08:55 PM
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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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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: katieliz] #126293
01/21/11 09:01 PM
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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

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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126294
01/21/11 09:08 PM
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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!

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN] #126295
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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)

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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126302
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Good thinking. smile

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126303
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He wants her back on the antibiotic...running down for that now.

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126315
01/21/11 09:44 PM
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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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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126325
01/21/11 10:07 PM
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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

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Mary Jane] #126339
01/21/11 10:45 PM
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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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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: cainsmomma] #126364
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Thank you so much for the support...sometimes it feel so very overwhelming and I just break down and cry.

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126370
01/22/11 12:57 AM
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Mary Ann, we are glad to help in any way we can. Cheyenne is very much a part of many of our cyber GSD families.


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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #126381
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Thanks Val!

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #126384
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I have to agree, I love the surgen as well! He seems like he is very concerned about her whole health and is taking this whole ordeal very serious. Give him a 'paw' from us for doing such a great job with "our" Chey!

Although I can't offer any medical help, I can send Chey good healing vibes and lend my support and good thoughts to you Mary Ann. You are her guardian angel!


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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: elisabeth] #126399
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Thank you Elizabeth!

I took Ava today for moral support for Cheyenne (got that idea from Jean)...didn't work as good for me...Ava whined the whole time...I could hear her saying...You're right Cheyenne...now I know why you're nervous...this place is SCAREY! lol

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