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    Default Re: Orion had to go to the vet yesterday...

    Bella would have episodes where her entire face would swell… I would rush her in and they would give her prednisone and benadryl. We never really discovered the cause, I just assumed it was an insect of some kind… I'm glad that she seems to be doing better today.

    I agree w/the gang… out way the pros and cons w/your vet. Surgery is always a risk, but if she is otherwise healthy it may be better for her in the long run. I'm so sorry you have to deal w/this right now on top of everything else

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    Default Re: Orion had to go to the vet yesterday...

    Agree she is struggling... If only the nares are to be done, it is not heavy sedation... Ask you vet about it
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    The gang has you covered here and if, as Christine suggested,
    you can do nares w/out heavy sedation, may be worth doing.

    Bees & ants are all around as Cami goes out, going to have my
    son come spray, got a massive red ant bed just out of the gate,
    Cami just missed it this morning

    I'm praying over these issues and sending all, loving hugs!


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    Default Re: Orion had to go to the vet yesterday...

    Quote Originally Posted by Libra926 View Post
    Not sure what happened but her little face was swollen. Dr said she had some sort of allergic reaction....Gave her prednisone and benedryl in the office. She gave us an extra course in case it happens again. If you remember...this same thing happened last year and we thought a bug bite or a topical allergy to the mato plants. Well....it's too cold and rainy for bees (I've only seen a few collecting pollen in the front yard and this would have been in the back yard) and we have no mato plants or any plants in the back yard.

    Poor girl. So we are doing a Prednisone taper for about 15 days....and she also suggested Orion might benefit from the nasal surgery. Widening her passage to help her get some better air. This doesn't shock me...but it's about 5 years too late.

    We've been going to this office for many many years....granted, Vegas is usually the focus.

    But she will be 6 this June. Isn't putting her under for this a little too risky? Or would the benefits outweigh the danger?
    I've been having thoughts about the same thing with Bennie, his nostrils seems narrow but the vet has never mentioned anything about it and I forget to ask when we're there cos I'm always stressing about the present issue He doesn't snore, ever. And he doesn't seem to have problems, but I can hear him breath... I don't know, maybe I'm imagining things
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    Default Re: Orion had to go to the vet yesterday...

    I hope she feels better today.

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    Default Re: Orion had to go to the vet yesterday...

    I hope that Orion is feeling better and is less swollen. We had vets suggest the nasal surgery for Frank but I was always terrified of him being put under. But there would be times that he would sometimes stop breathing at night and would get so phlegmy. Then last year he had his breathing incident and even though he was under already, I was so worried about the stress of the surgery. Luckily he pulled through fine and breathes so much better now. It is such a tough decision though. If the accident hadn't happened, I probably would have kept putting it off out of fear. He was almost four when he had the surgery last year.
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    Poor Orion Surgery is just one of those things, ugh. I hate it. Prayers for you & your decision, its never easy. I can tell you that Tyson went through surgery at 8yrs old twice. Our 2nd surgery was so much better, and I attribute that to having a vet who was very experienced with bullies.

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    Hope Orion feels better today-and swelling is down!
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    Poor Orion. Good Luck on your decision.
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    Default Re: Orion had to go to the vet yesterday...

    It really is a difficult call to make. The throwing up phlegm after meals and when she gets excited screams elongated soft palate to me and just reminds me of what happened to Wellie.

    If she's overall in good health, and your vet feels she would benefit enough from the surgery that it outweighs the risks, I would do it. But I would do the palate as well as the nares.
    The older she gets, the more I would be concerned about the throwing up phlegm. It just puts her a higher risk for Aspiration/Pneumonia which is something tough to beat, especially when they're older.


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    Yep sounds like Wheezie ..she breathes 100% better since her nasal surgery.I wish I had known to ask about her palate when her mares were done.

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    Sending hugs to all of you and prayers too!


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