They are keeping the pig overnight and operating in the morning and the estimate is $750. He is then going back to the foster home.
I was wondering if anyone knows what the prognosis is for this kind of repair, and also what things should we be looking out for as far as post-op complications? I'm guessing, possible stasis? Should we start Metacam along with the post-op painkiller? He is on Buprenex right now.
Thanks for your replies. The foster is very worried.
- Remembering Nemo
This might be helpful.
Fingers crossed for the sweet baby!
I hope he recovers soon. If you are able to provide more details on what the vet say when they opened him back up and how ill he appears, I can prob give u a better idea. Definitely want to hospitalize with IV fluids for a few days.
The foster said the lump appeared today and she has been checking regularly. He is still eating so hopefully it was caught early.
ETA: I just wanted to make it clear that it was NOT Dr. R at LBAH who did the surgery, it was at another vet.
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But I also want to mention what a TREMENDOUS resource CP is here with her education, training and continuing experience. She is just *awesome* to have here.
Coincidently, I am taking my senior surgery course right now in the OC! And I actually just saw a GI resection today!
Holly: they should just reopen the incision, make sure the GI doesn't look bad and close up the hole with absorbable suture, like they would during the neuter.
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THEY ARE MAKING YOU PAY FOR THE SURGERY? Are you kidding me? I would raise holy hell about this - it is the vet's fault!!!
That inguinal ring has to be sutured properly or this happens. This reminds me of the old days back in the 90's when they didn't routinely close it off and we had inguinal hernias and deaths left and right.
They should have hauled that vet's as_s back in to repair it right away. The longer he waits, the more chance for necrosis. GRR.. this pisses me off because this should not happen.
You should NOT have to pay for this, and if you do, you need to talk to the office manager right away. If they refuse to repair it for free, then it is time for you to only recommend specific vets on your website and make it clear that these are the ONLY vets who people should see.
I'm mad! I hated it so much when we had pigs die from those neuters back in the day. We have 2 veterinary protocols for neuters on http://www.cavyspirit.com that were written by my vet and I believe Dr. Nakamura? They are tried and true.
I'M MAD! This pig better not die!