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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Time for Surgery

We have scheduled Gibbs surgery for Wednesday, October 23. He will be 7 months old. He is having 3 surgeries:

1. Cherry Eye
2. Hernia
3. Neutering


Does anyone have any advice, suggestions or experiences they would like to share?

The hernia surgery is driving the timing, so advice such as waiting until Gibbs is over a year old to have him neutered is moot at this point. We are set that the biggest risk of any surgery is the anesthesia and we don't want to expose him to it more than once since we don't have to.

Gibbs is approximately 11 pounds, which is the size of his sire. He is weight proportionate to size and bone structure - a healthy lean.

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We have scheduled Gibbs surgery for Wednesday, October 23. He will be 7 months old. He is having 3 surgeries:

1. Cherry Eye
2. Hernia
3. Neutering


Does anyone have any advice, suggestions or experiences they would like to share?

The hernia surgery is driving the timing, so advice such as waiting until Gibbs is over a year old to have him neutered is moot at this point. We are set that the biggest risk of any surgery is the anesthesia and we don't want to expose him to it more than once since we don't have to.

Gibbs is approximately 11 pounds, which is the size of his sire. He is weight proportionate to size and bone structure - a healthy lean.
If he needs to have the hernia done now, I'd do exactly what you are doing. IMO, the risks of multiple anesthsias outweigh any possible risks of the specific date of neutering... It just seems unfair, too, to make him misertal over and over. Let the poor lad get it over with and get on with his happy, busy life!

All 3 surgeries tend to be minor by themselves, but obviously he'll be under anesthesia longer because they are doing several procedures at once. He'll also be sore in more than one place, though I haven't heard that the cherry eye surgery is too hard on them. So I'd make sure they give him long-acting pain meds before he leaves the hospital, and then make sure they give you oral ones to use as needed too. Some of them don't seem to need it, but you don't want to be caught without, and have him suffering while you try to get a prescription filled and picked up.


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Are his adult teeth in also? That is another thing to check as they can pull any extra baby teeth at the same time.

I am sure he will do great!
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Are his adult teeth in also? That is another thing to check as they can pull any extra baby teeth at the same time.

I am sure he will do great!
He's lost almost all of his baby teeth and they will pull the remaining the same day. I didn't add it to the list because I don't think there are any left to pull. She will check.

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One more suggestion: Get Gibbs' teeth cleaned while under anesthesia. Good luck!
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Bring home pain meds, he will need it for several days. The Cherry Eye will take several weeks to heal and look normal...is he having the little tuck it in procedure.



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I would make sure he gets some pre-anesthesia blood work done before he has the surgery.

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I 100% agree with doing it all at once. Is it an umbilical hernia??

My Lily had hers corrected 10 years ago when spayed and there were NO problems.

My Lexi had a cherry eye repair approx 7 years ago & she is fine to this day.
the only issue was that you had to be diligent with the cone, as you dont want him scratching his eye with his paw.

I am sure he will do great!!!!!

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I broke the news to him yesterday. I got home from work and he was happy to seee as always. I got down on the floor in front of him, looked him in the eye and told him I scheduled an appointment to get his cherry eye and hernia fixed and at the same time he would get his nuts chopped off.

He tilted his head and gave me that quizzical look before swiping my face with his tongue.

I don't think he understood.

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Speedy recovery Gibbs, not much to add except you're smart to get everything done at once. I keep telling Tim his little sister is coming soon and I get the head tilt, I don't think he understands either, but oh goodness he will soon.

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