Join Date: Sep 2008
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Barney's Toe Surgery
Good News, I first of all canceled the surgery as I was so uncomfortable with not knowing why no xrays were done. Then I had an appointment with another Dr. this AM who did a thorough inspection, didn't see anything that looked like a problem with his toe or pad and took x rays of both paws with different views. His opinion was that it looked like there was a problem with the wrist but wanted the radiologist to check them and then had the specialist at the surgery hospital look. Said there was a torn tendon at the wrist and it was swelling, which my Dr. and I both saw on the xray also. Suggest that we do a steroid shot and splint for a couple of weeks and then recheck. If surgery were to be necessary, it would be rather easy to go in and release the tendon causing the problem. I am so happy with this news and knowing that Barney will not be having surgery for no reason. I will not be going back to my old Vet as this is the second time we scheduled surgery when it wasn't necessary. Thanks for all your support, I really do appreciate your input.