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    Positive and healing thoughts coming your way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    Well have an update on Dublin. Just picked her up from the vet and of course one of my first fears confirmed...She is going to need another surgery for "Everted Laryngeal Saccules" I have added an explanation here for those of you who have not heard of it. I am also hoping that someone has had experience with this issue (not that I wish it on anyone)

    Everted Laryngeal Saccules occur in dogs that have compromised upper airway flow. These dogs must work harder to fill their lungs with air, which results in the laryngeal saccules being pulled down into the airway. The laryngeal saccules are small bags of tissue that are positioned in front of the vocal cords. When they are pulled into the airway, they block the opening to the trachea. The treatment for this problem is to remove the saccule tissue.

    As I said previously she has already had the soft palate and stenotic nare surgery. Dr. Koch did not remove the saccules at that time as they were fine. Unfortunately they have swollen so badly that she can hardly breathe and they are causing all kinds of other issues. He doesn't do the surgery so he is contacting a specialist that he works with to see if he will do it, otherwise we will have to go to Tampa for the surgery. We really have no choice here as they could completely block her airway and the outcome would be that we would lose her quickly. She is on Prednisone until we can have the surgery done. Poor baby she has been through so much and she is not two until August. I am hoping for a good outcome so that she can do the things she loves without choking, gagging and throwing up. A good note though. When Dr. Koch did her surgery last year he said her trachea was the smallest he has seen in 30 years of working with EB breed but today he discovered that it has grown and is now within "normal range" though on the low side of normal but all in all that is wonderful news.
    If anyone has anything to add I will be so appreciative. Otherwise just keep us in your thoughts and I will let you know how things progress from here. Thanks
    It will be a true miracle to have her breathe normally. She has been so unfortunate and just knowing there is hope for her to live a life that is full and fun will mean everything to us. She is the sweetest girl and she fills our hearts with joy and laughter and we just want to return that gift as best we can. As you can imagine we have spent thousands on her prior issues and am terrified to find out what this surgery will cost, but we would do anything for her. it so wonderful to have the support of everyone on EBN. Thank you all.

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    Can only add my prayers and support for your little girl....hope this surgery is successful and she can draw breath freely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    It will be a true miracle to have her breathe normally. She has been so unfortunate and just knowing there is hope for her to live a life that is full and fun will mean everything to us. She is the sweetest girl and she fills our hearts with joy and laughter and we just want to return that gift as best we can. As you can imagine we have spent thousands on her prior issues and am terrified to find out what this surgery will cost, but we would do anything for her. it so wonderful to have the support of everyone on EBN. Thank you all.
    Miracles DO happen! You have to believe that. The cost of the surgery is what it is. Hopefully they will be kind and offer a discount because of all the other things she has gone through. My neighbors have changed Abby's name to "Lexi". They say it's because I could have bought a Lexus with the money I've spent on her medical care. So I get it. But it will be worth it the first time she fills her lungs and sighs at you.

    She WILL be fine. I won't believe anything else and don't you either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    It will be a true miracle to have her breathe normally. She has been so unfortunate and just knowing there is hope for her to live a life that is full and fun will mean everything to us. She is the sweetest girl and she fills our hearts with joy and laughter and we just want to return that gift as best we can. As you can imagine we have spent thousands on her prior issues and am terrified to find out what this surgery will cost, but we would do anything for her. it so wonderful to have the support of everyone on EBN. Thank you all.
    If the swelling is due to the first surgery ask the vet about discount or no cost.... the worse they will do is say no.!!
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    Hugs for you and Dublin! I hope she can go back to enjoying life without breathing issues after her surgery!

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    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Miracles DO happen! You have to believe that. The cost of the surgery is what it is. Hopefully they will be kind and offer a discount because of all the other things she has gone through. My neighbors have changed Abby's name to "Lexi". They say it's because I could have bought a Lexus with the money I've spent on her medical care. So I get it. But it will be worth it the first time she fills her lungs and sighs at you.

    She WILL be fine. I won't believe anything else and don't you either
    She will have her surgery on the 10th It will be done by Dr Kirsch who is a Surgeon. spoke with him yesterday and he explained that it is very risky but without it she will slowy suffrocate and die. He wanted to do it sooner but he will be away with the 4th of July in the middle. He wants to be here for a full weak so he can monitor her. Depending on how things go the surgery will cost as "little" as 2,000 and as much as 5,000. Don't know how we will find that money but we will. This is not an option. She is pumped up with steroids until then. They are a life saver but oh! how I hate the side effects. The waiting and worrying is awful but I know I have my EBN friends for support and that means a great deal :-)

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    Hang in there, this will be the answer for her. Poor baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali~jenn View Post
    Hang in there, this will be the answer for her. Poor baby.
    Thanks, we hope more than anything that she will be able to breathe normally and truly the enjoy the things she loves without choking, gagging and constantly throwing up. She was the reason I was able to get out of bed on many days after my beloved mother passed away. I owe her so much :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    Thanks, we hope more than anything that she will be able to breathe normally and truly the enjoy the things she loves without choking, gagging and constantly throwing up. She was the reason I was able to get out of bed on many days after my beloved mother passed away. I owe her so much :-)
    awe, amazing what these babies do for us isnt it? We will all be waiting impatiently to hear the good news after her surgery. Wish it was sooner also but the surgeon is right in wanting to monitor her so closely.

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