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    Thinking of you today! Hoping all went well and a speedy recovery for Dublin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    I posted a couple of weeks ago about Dublin's upcoming surgery. Well tomorrow is it and we are so scared as we nearly lost her last surgery. I just copied from an older thread below so you know what is going on with her.

    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.
    Dr Kirsch a surgeon here in Sarasota will perform the surgery and we know it is risky but the alternative is just too awful to comprehend.
    The Prenisone has helped a lot with the swelling and breathing but she is such a different dog when she is on them. She is bloated and wants to eat and drink all day long and it changes her personality from that sweet loving goofy pooch to an aloof disinteresed animal. I want her off them so bad and hopefully this surgery will put an end to this on again off again "relationship" she has with the steroids.

    Please keep us in your thoughts. Tomorrow is going to be a long day. Thanks.

    The surgeon just called. She came through the surgery just fine Thank God. he took the two saccules, more of the soft palate and did fine tuning of her nostrils. He thinks she will do well. The two negatives that he can't do anything about is the fact that she does really have a very small trachea. He operated on a little pug before her and it had the same size trachea. There is also some calcification of the cartilage around her Larynx making it very “rubbery” instead of flexible so that can't be operated on. Her big issue down the road is the collapse of the Larynx and/or the trachea. At which point there is nothing they can do. If it is to happen at all hopefully it is way down the road.
    The next 24 to 48 hours are critical. If she gets through that without complications we should be good.

    We won’t see her until tomorrow L This is the first time since we brought her home that she won’t spend the night with either one of us..

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    So glad to hear she did well. Watson had the same thing done and now he has no more breathing problems

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    So happy to hear she made it through the surgery. Now hoping for a fast recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watson View Post
    So glad to hear she did well. Watson had the same thing done and now he has no more breathing problems

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    Oh that is so uplifting to hear. Does Watson have a "normal" size trachea? At least for a bulldog..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbiedog View Post
    Oh that is so uplifting to hear. Does Watson have a "normal" size trachea? At least for a bulldog..
    watson had the soft palate and laryngeal saccules removed. his nortrils and trachea were normal size


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    what a relief! She will be so happy to see you tomorrow. She'll l be resting tonight and getting ready to see you both tomorrow!

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