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Old 12-27-2012, 10:14 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Did any of you have to wait a while for pathology results to come in? Especially you "Goudasmom". How long did pathology results take for your pups?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I dont recall Goudas path tests taking as long as yours are. I know its been a holiday etc but I think its taking an extra long time. I really feel for you
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Maybe it's because of the Holidays and they sent it off on a Wednesday which i'm sure the pathologist didn't get it until Thursday and than all they had was Thursay and Friday than probably closed saturday sunday monday(xmas eve) and tuesday (christmas). so i am hoping by tomorrow i will hear something. maybe even today. Yesterday was a rough day for me, today i'm more hopeful. Still Pray for us.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #34 (permalink)
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When we had Achilles' tumor tested, it took 8 days (including the weekend). His sample was sent to Toronto (an hour and a half away).

Hoping and praying for B9 results for you!
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:24 AM   #35 (permalink)
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When we had Achilles' tumor tested, it took 8 days (including the weekend). His sample was sent to Toronto (an hour and a half away).

Hoping and praying for B9 results for you!
Well hopefully by tomorrow since monday and tuesday were holidays. I've started searching for diet food and supplements.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:54 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Default Healing Process

Today is day 10 since Bolts surgery. His incision is barely leaking anything now. He has had 2-3 small little clots come out (i think they r clots, looks like a little booger but reddish brown). Lastnight he had a pretty big sized one come out of the middle where it is still kinda open, looks about the diameter of a paperclip end. The clot was already coming out when i changed his bandage than before bed i changed the bandage again to a more thicker one so he can last throughout the night and the clot (whatever it was) was dried to the bandage and when i gently took it off, a big goober came out, it was a dark brown color, looked like possibly skin (maybe a clot, or maybe scar tissue?)
I would say it was probably a teaspoon or less. he shakes his head alot and itches his head, i'm thinking he just really doesn't like the bandages we have on him, it goes right around his head. his ears are irritated to, he keeps going up to us and edges of the couch, anything he can scratch the top of his head on and possibly get the wrapping off. I have been putting a&d ointment on the little soars in his ears from itching
I now have him at work today because my husband had to work and i'm not leaving him home alone, even in a crate. He's just laying here. He's been eating really good and all the swelling is down except right behind the incision, you can see in the pictures i just took. Does it look infected to you? The vet said it will drain for 2 weeks. The stuff that was coming out is now getting thicker (its a clear light pink) and i think from him shaking his head so much and moving around like crazy his stitches have ripped in the skin because on the stitch lines, there pink. It doesn't smell at all and there is no white discharge. I honestly don't think it's infected, i just think the stitches have ripped some so that's why it looks pinkish. There is no bruising and he has been looking and feeling great. He wants to play and it's very hard to not let him. It's the hardest area i think to heal, especially a young non neutered male boxer !
I still haven't heard anything about the results. Hopefully today. But i'm hoping no news is good news.

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Aww that poor baby it looks very sore Im so glad you have the option of bringing him to work with you. Keep us posted!
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Poor Bolt & you for still having to wait. I'm hoping that you will be hearing something soon.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Ya. I'm sick of waiting but i feel no news is good news ?! Maybe they saw it wasn't cancer so they started testing others that might be. I dont know.
He looks so sad. I hate how long its taking to heal. I just hope there won't be any complications. I started googeling again (i should really stop) and i was reading about blood clots that can form and kill a dog after surgery, and all these other problems. It really freaks me out. I can't believe there are so many complications.
I mean are there any signs of blood clot i should watch for? I read all these things but they are all so different. Or am i out of the woods with blood clotting now where it can kill your dog. It's been 10 days since surgery. He was coughing after like day 3 for a day or 2 but im sure because of the tube they put in his throat cause he hasn't done it since!
And he is eating anything i give him now which he wasn't for a day or 2 after he started on the other antibiotic (Clavamox).
So nerve wracking not knowing what in the heck is going on. I'm going on a cruise January 17-21 and i'm really hoping he is 100% by than and is all healed and happy and Benign If not, i'm going to be absolutely miserable on the cruise, its for a friend of mines bachelorette party. ugh. i'm such a mess right now, i dont think i have had a full nights sleep in 10 days!
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #40 (permalink)
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The incision site looks great! It looks healthy! I'm not a vet, but I do feel like an expert since going through this with Achilles!

We haven't left our boy alone at all since his first surgery 2.5 weeks ago. I know exactly how you feel.

Speedy healing vibes coming Bolt's way!

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