Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
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Maccabee Neuter Update
I've spoken to the vet twice since Maccabee came out of surgery. He called when the surgery was completed and told me that everything went well. One testicle had not descended (which we knew), so he had to make an extra incision to remove it from Maccabee's abdomen. It was right above the inguinal ring and he was able to easily get to it. He also removed one baby tooth (I forget which one) that was causing the permanent tooth below it to come in wrong. Several other baby teeth were still in his mouth, but loose, so he left them alone.
The vet called again a bit later and said Maccabee was fine, but he was taking longer than usual to become fully alert. He said he was noting it prominently in his chart in case he ever needs anesthesia again. His temp was a little low, so they were putting extra heat in/on his kennel.
Finally, his pre-op blood work showed slightly elevated white blood cells. The vet said the particular type of white cell that was elevated is usually indicative of intestinal parasites (and he has occasionally vomited) so he would come home on an antibiotic.
The vet assured me that Maccabee is doing well and should be ready to come home this evening.
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