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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Kris] #128052
01/27/11 10:05 PM
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So no news was good news! ...mostly! I wonder if all dogs show a decrease in their breathing when placed on their back like that? Kinda like when a pregnant woman lays on her back in the last trimester and stresses the baby? Something to ask about maybe. Just in perfectly healthy dogs it is high enough normally to not fall to low but with a possible infection it is already a little low and falls into critical?

One big thing to watch for with the possible surgery coming up that I just want to let you know. As far as a heat cycle coming up you can usually see it days before the dog starts bleeding if you watch and see swelling in the vulva area. She would also most likely lick the area more often. I do not know if a surgery in the mammary gland area would be the same or not, but they will not spay a female in heat because the area is rich with more blood and would bleed more. I do not want to scare you and I know it is scary enough already. I just wanted to let you know what to watch for so you don't miss her going into heat.

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Tri-Shepherd] #128057
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Yes! Thank you...it's definitely something I am trying to watch for...as if my calculations are correct...and she is...she may come into heat mid Feb. They absolutely want to spay her...so it is a concern...along with all the other concerns...sheesh.

Gotta look up Pyrometria now...yikes.

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #128062
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Your theory on the breathing when placed on the back certainly makes sense. I keep thinking too how stressful that was and can't even picture how they did it. I know they also had to hold her front legs straight above her head (from looking on the xrays)

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #128069
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Chey is such a sweet girl, anybody here knew she would be a very good patient. It sounds like exactly the right thing to get the internist's exam/opinion. I do understand the concern about the oxygen. My mother has breathing problems and her's has never dropped under 95% and that was in a bad period.

You must be relieved about her heart and the judgment about the tumor. We can all continue strong positive thoughts for Feb 8.

take care,
MJ

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Mary Jane] #128078
01/27/11 11:18 PM
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Oh my goodness....that is to much for my brain to comprehend. All I know is that Cain would not have layed still for an x-ray. They had to give him something to make him drousy that time to do the x-ray on his lower back. They didn't want him to move. If tried to put him on his back, he would have probably just stopped breathing all together.

Bless both your hearts. So much going on. I will continue to pray for you both.


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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: cainsmomma] #128080
01/27/11 11:27 PM
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I know!! She's such a good girl! I don't think they'd get Ava on her back either...lol.

They had mentioned at the beginning that they may need to consider using sedation for the echocardiogram and x-ray...but in the end...they didn't need it. wow

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #128082
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Are they going to be doing the spay and the tumor removal at the same time? You probably have said but I can't think right now and it may have changed. LOL Pyrometria is a big deal if left untreated for a long period. Basically at her age and going so long without being spayed has helped cause it. Did they tell you what they plan to do about it? They can try to "treat" it by injecting chemicals to contract the uterus to expel the infection but it would likely reoccur. Or the option I would choice would be for the whole uterus and ovaries to be removed when she is spayed. Of course that choice is left to if they think she would do well with the surgery. I imagine some of the panting could be coming from the uterus infection causing her discomfort when she is up being active.

The one website I looked at about it said that if the cervix is closed and they do the injection treatment there is a chance of the uterus rupturing. Hopefully the antibiotics will go a long way in calming down all of the infection in her body. Please give her big hugs for me. Take some time to relax too no matter the outcome of any of her medical problems and treatment she is loved and being shown what love is.

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Tri-Shepherd] #128086
01/27/11 11:54 PM
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I believe that her surgeon had planned to do the spay with the tumor removal, because she doesn't need the hormones feeding tumors or causing more.


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Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #128112
01/28/11 01:07 AM
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Of course sweet Chey was a good girl!! Keeping you both in my thoughts! hugging


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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: AvaLaRue] #128121
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Sorry for the confusion..she doesn't have pyrometria (HURRAY...something she doesn't have)...but it was another concern the specialist brought up leaving her "as is"....aside from the tumor (that big elephant in the middle of the room)

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #128135
01/28/11 02:54 AM
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oh mary ann, i feel like that's really good news for cheyenne. it sounds like you've put together such an excellent team to care for her. i also think probably when you're in the middle of doing it, you might not realize what an amazing thing it is that you're doing. it's really quite extraordinary mary ann.

and, of course, cheyenne herself is amazing. such a perfect example of the spirit and heart of these dogs we love so much.

i was at the vet half the day myself. gotta go do some research and post again in the senior health section.

lotsa snow here, stay warm, take care!


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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: katieliz] #128137
01/28/11 03:01 AM
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The heart news is truly miraculous...the more I sit here and think about it. I had googled stage 4 heartworm the other night and read in detail...and it was horrible...to have a normal functioning heart today...really...is nothing short of a miracle.

Now...to get to the bottom of this lung issue.

They are a wonderful team...yes...I feel very good about that.

Thanks to everyone for their kindness...seriously..you all would do the same...you are all wonderful!!

Gosh...I have to get over to that senior section...I apologize..I haven't been keeping up. Please know...if I can help anyone...email me or pm me!

Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: myamom] #128173
01/28/11 04:06 AM
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Mary Ann, I think the senior section is pretty good right now. You need to concentrate on taking care of Granny Cheyenne. I think right now she needs your attention. If you need any thing from us you just give a shout out.

Sending more healing vibes to Cheyenne.


Val da Tiger

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Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #128202
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We will be keeping our fingers and paws firmly crossed here that Miss Cheyenne responds well to the abx and her surgery can go ahead. hugging I love how he wrote on her notes that she is a good patient smile Of course she is, she is the beautiful graceful Miss Chey! Keeping you both in my prayers.


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Re: My new foster - Cheyenne [Re: bianca] #128260
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