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    We had Mabel's surgery a week and a half ago. She's been doing well except for the " crusties" on her nose that have not been helped by the recommendation of a warm wet q-tip. I know I called the vet a lot in the immediate few days after the surgery but was not told that the drainage would actually close a nostril. In other words, the vet tech didn't give me the full picture when I picked her up from her surgery. As of Wednesday evening, she was doing very well and we were sure she was on the mend. Through this all she has been breathing so much better. Then yesterday she started having difficulty when she inhaled, like she was struggling to pull air in. I called the vet this morning and they are working her in today, but I am a bit frustrated. I got the impression they think I am an alarmist who calls unnecessarily all the time. I don't do this. I feel like I am on the defensive going into this appointment. I am frustrated because through all of this I have only been able to talk to vet techs, and never once to the vet.




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    Well hope they can see her today, a bresthing problem is nothing to play with, and if your vet won't talk to you then I would look for another vet. One who cares.
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    Just like our kids AND other family members..Chris..you do what you need to do! They can't speak up so we have to. And if you get the impression you are wasting anyone's time...it's time for a heart to heart with the vet. He works for you after all..and sure will take your money, so it's not unreasonable to expect good follow up!

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    Hope you and Mabel feel better after her appointment. Let us know how it goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Well hope they can see her today, a bresthing problem is nothing to play with, and if your vet won't talk to you then I would look for another vet. One who cares.
    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    Just like our kids AND other family members..Chris..you do what you need to do! They can't speak up so we have to. And if you get the impression you are wasting anyone's time...it's time for a heart to heart with the vet. He works for you after all..and sure will take your money, so it's not unreasonable to expect good follow up!
    Could not agree with the above two statements more....... please keep us posted on how Mabel is doing! Hugs and prayers !
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    Chris, I'm so sorry THIS is adding to the worry & frustration of Mabel's
    recuperation. It shouldn't be this way, Hun...you have EVERY right to be
    concerned if Mabel's breathing is constricted in any way
    , all of us would
    be reacting the same and not happy! As you know, not every surgery is perfect
    & cookie cutter recoup...not at all. I know you've got the experience to know
    when things need to be addressed further, you got backbone, Mama Bear and
    remember, you've got all of us behind you!

    March in there in full confidence, calmly demand the VET's full attention and get
    your baby's nose taken care of...you are not over reacting! Sure hope I don't
    have to come help you open a can of 'whoop a$$' on those fools...cause you
    know I will
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    I feel much better after seeing the vet (and not the tech). We were afraid when we got there she would be fine and we'd look like idiots for worrying. He found a huge suture that was hanging down in the back of her throat and a lot of mucous around it and in her respiratory passages. He removed the suture and gave her guiafenisen that will clear the mucous. I KNEW there was a problem! She's sleeping like a baby in the car on the way home. Thanks for letting me vent.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisRN View Post
    I feel much better after seeing the vet (and not the tech). We were afraid when we got there she would be fine and we'd look like idiots for worrying. He found a huge suture that was hanging down in the back of her throat and a lot of mucous around it and in her respiratory passages. He removed the suture and gave her guiafenisen that will clear the mucous. I KNEW there was a problem! She's sleeping like a baby in the car on the way home. Thanks for letting me vent.



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    Cool ,glad she is better now, poor baby will sleep better now she can breath. Good job mama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Cool ,glad she is better now, poor baby will sleep better now she can breath. Good job mama.
    Yep, David! Out like a light!
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    Awwww sweet baby girl.
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    Awww.. Poor Baby Girl- Glad you stayed persistent and she is feeling so much better!
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