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Today Skye and I met the Vet that is going to do his bilateral cryptorchid surgery. After a lengthy discussion with her I feel comfortable placing him in her hands for the surgery. Three different Vets have been able to palpate one teste but the other one is hidden. She went over the procedure with me and explained how they progress in searching for hidden testes and the locations they "normally" find them. Still, I am sure by the time we go in next Wednesday to get the job done I will be a quivering mass of nerves.
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It's always so nerve racking when you have to put your dog in the vet's hands for surgery! Prayers coming your way. I'm sure all will be fine. Keep us posted.



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Wishing Skye all the best for his upcoming surgery!



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Things have gone from bad to worse. The Vet called with the results of his pre-surgery blood workup. Everything looked great except his ALT was through the roof. Over 300! So Skye's neuter surgery is on hold while we try to trace down the cause of his liver malfunction.

We go in Monday for another blood draw and liver enzyme test to make sure this wasn't an anomaly or error. Assuming he still shows elevated ALT will move on to ultrasound to see if that will reveal any injury, abnormality, or shunts on the liver.

I really don't know what to think. Skye is acting healthy and energetic, no diarrhea, vomiting, blood in urine or stool. No obvious signs of pain. He is such a picky eater, I can't tell for sure but I would say no change in appetite.

Just very surprised and dismayed to get this news.
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So sorry to hear this. I know how worried you must be. Hopefully it is nothing serious and they can get to the bottom of this and figure out what is going on. Try to hang on to the fact that he is acting so normal and healthy. Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers your way.



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Sorry to hear this. Note that over the years my dogs have had a couple of wonky test results which were fine when repeated. Hoping this is the case.
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I'm very sorry to hear this update. I'm sure it's hard having to wait until Monday. Glad to hear he's acting normal. Thinking of you, and looking forward to hearing better news on Monday!

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Oh gosh I hope everything is going to be ok. I know it must be scary for you and the wait must be horrible. More prayers coming to you and Skye.



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ALT's can spike for other reasons, including stress. Anxious to hear if the levels went back down, and how this is going.
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