Now George is peeing blood.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:03 pm


If you don't find any at Walgreen's, I have some.

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:23 pm


We just squirted some diluted Hibiclens over/in the incision and dabbed the excess with a paper towel.

I will be so, so glad when she is finally just HEALED.

Should we have a vet look at her for this?

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JudiL-MetroGPRescue
Poop Obsessed

Post   » Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:47 pm


What exactly do you mean by 'bleeding'? Is it fresh blood or sort of dark and dried-looking. Even so, its probably ok. I have had my vet do hundreds and hundreds of spays for me, and I have seen a lot of what you have been describing. It all heals. You won't believe your eyes in another week. It will be almost like new.

Judi L (with definite Nikon D70 envy)

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Sun Nov 14, 2004 10:48 pm


The latest incision pic to add to the collection (Lynx, maybe these will be handy for reference or something?). This is post-cleansing:

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Looking at the pic, it doesn't look as bad as it does in real life. I don't know if that's because my mind exaggerates things anyway, or the camera is making it look better.

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salana
GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:02 pm


Perhaps she moved or stretched or scratched too much and tore part of the healing skin, or a suture got tugged out of place. It's probably not as bad as the bites Evil has.

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JudiL-MetroGPRescue
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Post   » Mon Nov 15, 2004 8:27 am


I still think its fine.

J.

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:50 pm


Returning to this thread, here's George's incision from yesterday:

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and from today:

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JudiL-MetroGPRescue
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Post   » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:41 pm


It looks good to me, Swannie. Gee, I think I have seen well over 300 spays and most of them look just like this. Some heal better than others.. and some heal worse. She tore out her sutures.. so it looks pretty good for having done that. And it looks ok anyway. That is my opinion as a layman, of course.

Judi

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:45 pm


Oh yes, it does look fine. The vet confirmed it today when I sent pictures: http://www.guinealynx.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17022

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:47 pm


It's cool being able to send such good pics. We should do up a photo page of George's incision and healing to help people know what it could look like. I always regretted not taking more pics of Snowflake.

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:42 am


Got the urolith analysis results back. George's stone was 100% calcium carbonate.

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Becky

Post   » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:44 pm


Those are the most common kind, according to my vet. It's good to have the info, isn't it?

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:52 pm


Oh, definitely. We've been pretty much following the proper veggie ratios, but will be even more regimented (more accurate weights, etc) going forward.

Do all calcium carbonate stones look so weird on the surface, though?

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Becky

Post   » Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:00 pm


Cookie's first one looked like that -- like a brain--except hers wasn't as rounded. It had a more irregular shape.

When she passed the giant grit, the pieces looked like what I would imagine a shattered stone looks like. Lots of "bud-like" pieces, if that makes sense.

It does explain why it hurts so badly, knocking around in there, doesn't it?

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:48 pm


We all know there's nothing like continuing drama to keep a pig owner on her toes.

George started peeing blood again and lost a couple of ounces. She is off to see Dr. Schott tomorrow.

Sigh.

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Serena
It started with Louie...

Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:53 pm


My heart sunk when I saw this on the top. I really hope its just a UTI. I wish you and little George lots of luck.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:35 pm


Some uti's are darn hard to get rid of. Then again there are worse things (as you point out).

Get better George!

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swannie
For the love of pigs!

Post   » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:07 pm


Well, at least we know the drill by now. It's another stone, not quite as big as the last one, allegedly. Surgery is scheduled for Monday morning.

I just hope she makes it through okay again.

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Serena
It started with Louie...

Post   » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:10 pm


Oh damn. Poor George. I hate stones and will be forever grateful when modern medicine comes up with a surefire drug that prevents stone from forming. I wish you and her lots of luck. Is this the third stone surgery now?

GP Lover
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Post   » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:23 pm


I'm so sorry to hear George has to go through surgery again. How disheartening! Hope all goes well.

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