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Old 07-20-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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Took Brownie to the vet today to have the drain tube removed. I told her how upset I was she was sent home with no pain meds, especially since I'd inquired.

Sunday, she was still pretty miserable, so I bought children's Benadryl when I bought additional bandage items for her at CVS. At least it knocked her out, which I really think helped her. She slept 8 hours and then just lay with her head on her blankie for another hour. lol

Anywhoooo.... vet apologized and said the techs should have asked her. Personally, I think it was just a nasty, busy day for them as the vet should have put it on her chart along with the antibiotic she perscribed. Since it's nutso summertime here, they had almost a never ending string of emergencies that day.

The results from the removed mass haven't come back yet, but the vet told me the reason the incision was that large was because the mass went very, very deep. She said she not only got all the mass, she took a hunk of Brownie along with it, just to be sure. >horrified!< Now I know why she had suddenly had difficulty getting into the truck. The mass was interferring. Vet said she went after all of it because she's had times when benign tumors were on top of cancerous ones.

So... we wait for the results. Brownie is now on two 325mg aspirins a day. Going to the vets wiped her out. She's passed out now. Glad she's resting peacefully.

Thanks for the notes everyone!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Understandable, I guess. Poor Brownie!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I would've thought it would be on the chart also - pain meds seem obvious in that situation but nonetheless, it's over and done with. We'll keep positive thoughts going regarding the test results....Hang in there Brownie!
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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OMG, that looks awful! My almost-12-year-old dog has a lipoma on his chest, and we had hoped to leave it alone, but it's finally gotten so big that it's affecting his movement, and we have to have it removed. After seeing those pictures, I have to admit, I'm rethinking it. The vet did tell me that when the mass seems to stop growing, it's usually growing inward, where it can get very deep and press against organs and bone. Sounds like that might have happened to Brownie and probably my dog, too.

I hope poor Brownie feels better and mends quickly. What a good, brave girl.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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My bichon just had a small but deep hyperplasia removed and had only two stitches. He had serious pain meds--for pain and inflammation. My vet's techs would have known not having the meds was unusual. Does your vet have a big turnover in techs? I too would have been disturbed. Hope all is much better now.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Hope her recovery is quick.... She is lucky to have you advocating for her
It's amazing that people don't take more care. The vet should have made sure, and I know...she was busy, but this is what she is suppose to do. I'm glad you got everything worked out and your little one is home and doing well. Poor thing, surgery is no joke, and it must be even more difficult when the don't understand.....

Take care of yourself too
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Wow, there were at least 3 people that failed poor Brownie. The vet who writes up the chart, the tech that checks over everything and makes sure nothing is missed and fills prescriptions , and the receptionist that checks out the patient and hands over the prescriptions. Just wow. We had clients that refused prescriptions, but at least they were prescribed. Glad the vet at least blamed it on someone else (jk). Poor Brownie!
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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Metacam is great for pain relief but need to get it from the vet..onyl other thing is that sometimes vets perfer patients to have some pain as it stops the dogs moving about..if they have loads of pain meds then they cant feel anything and can split the stitches..also No asprin after surgery..can cause bleeding and stomach problems..should only be used if patient has thick blood which need thinning
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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Mine had the same thing last Tuesday and is now bleeding cause she's scratching with the cone. Should I bring her back in?
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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Mine had the same thing last Tuesday and is now bleeding cause she's scratching with the cone. Should I bring her back in?
Is she still bleeding? Did the stitches get ripped out? Does it look infected? If the answer is yes to any of those she needs to go back to the vet.

If not, you also need to figure out a way to keep her from reaching the incision or it won't heal. Call the vet and tell them that she's able to reach it and see if they have any suggestions.

Good luck.
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