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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Doc's "snip, snip" is Friday...:(

I am really getting nervous....I've had his appointment set for quite awhile and now it's only two days away... I know it's routine, but it still makes me nervous! Can anyone fill me in on the types of drugs Hav's shouldn't get? I think that Isoflurine (sp) is the recommended "knock out" drug...what shouldn't be used?

Also, what panel do I ask for before the surgery.....forgive me for asking, but my memory is pretty short and I forgot to write stuff down.

Doc isn't too thrilled about loosing his manhood!
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Oh Judy, this is the part of pet ownership that I hate. Sorry I cant answer the other questions but we will be sending over lots of good vibes for Friday.

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Judy, I know some one will have the answers I don't. But I will be sending out those healing vibes to you and Doc. My has time flown. I can't believe it's his time.

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I don't have your answers either, though I'd be interested in knowing as well. I'll be sending healing vibes to Doc and relaxing ones to you.

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the one thing i remember is after my dog had his procedure, he couldn't run or jump for about 4-6 weeks in order to prevent the stitches from tearing. keep his activity low and stay with him the rest of the day when you pick him up from the vet. also, don't feed him too much when you get home. the anasthesia can make their bellies upset so if he seems to be hungry, give him a little at a time throughout the day. something tells me he will be sleeping most of the time. the best thing, call the vet and get specific information, that will help put your mind at ease, ask for information regarding post op recovery as well. i stayed with my dog the day after surgery as well just to be on the safe side, if you can do it, that would be great.
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Judy, The vet did a pre anesthetic panel ($43.00)-- a CBC panel ($18.00)-- and an electrolyte profile ($17.00) on Cicero before sugery. She use Isoflorane to put him under. He got a pain shot before coming home and also got Rimadyl pills to take for 8 days. He didn't have to wear a cone and he did real well. On the third day it was hard to try to keep him from running and jumping. All my worries and fears were for nothing. I hope Doc does as well. Good luck

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Judy, he'll be fine! We had a 'junior blood panel' done 1 week prior to surgery so that we knew he was OK to go under. You might want to get the panel done ASAP in order to get results BEFORE his surgery. Otherwise there's no real point in a pre-op blood draw.

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We all get nervous about this. But, I'm sure if you just read everyone else's stories about this, it might help you calm down. It also seems that the boys handle post-op much better than the girls. Good luck!

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Sending good, healing thoughts to Doc.
My vet does pre-op blood work as a standard procedure but I'm not sure exactly what it entailed without looking at the paperwork. I think Isoflurane and Sevoflurane (spelling??) are the safest ones. My vet also kept an intravenous drip going during surgery so that that post surgery they could inject something that brings them out of the anesthesia faster.
I'm sure Doc will come through great. Have a new toy or extra special treat waiting for him when he comes home.


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Judy, good luck to Doc! Wish him a safe procedure and healthy, speedy recovery!

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