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    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.

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    Will be watching and waiting for a good outcome. This will be the fix, i just know it. Hugs!

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    we will keep her close to our hearts tomorrow...and you too. You have a great vet that you trust..and Dublin deserves a chance to be healthy. You are doing the right thing. Keep positive thoughts..we will too! And I'm with you ith the pred. Some dogs have such reactions to them. I hope this gets her off them for good! Let us know ASAP!

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    I'll be thinking of Dublin and you! Wishing for a successful surgery and a smooth recovery for little Dublin!




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    Good luck Dublin!!! Hope all goes well, and she will be back home breathing better than ever!

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    I'm sure she will be fine after this, hugs and positive healing thoughts!

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    ing for Dublins complete recovery
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    Hugs and prayers that Dubln comes through this surgery with positive results! Hang in there Dublin's mom.

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    I am praying Dublin comes through this with flying colors. Good luck and let us know how she's doing as soon as you can.

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    I am praying for Dublins full recovery!

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    Thinking of you....... Please update when you hear anything.

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    thinking of you !!! sending all good thoughts! be sure to update us

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