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    No help needed I thought I listed it as other stupid smart phones lol sry guys!!!!

    Porky had a big surgery when she was 6 months old shes almost a year and doing great I just wanted to share what she went through in case others have a similar issue it may help

    When we picked porky up we knew NOTHING about bulldogs at all we just saw her and got her!!! We got her on a Saturday and couldn't get her to a vet until the next Thursday. She took to potty training well as she came to us paper trained so the switch to pee pads was easy except I noticed she would spray sometimes and her belly was always covered in urine. When we got to the vet I asked about this and the vet looked at her and was shocked. Her vulva was about 5 inches higher than it was supposed to be n it was inverted we discussed our options n decided to wait until she was spayed to repair it. During the exam she also found an umbilical hernia and discussed microchipping.

    Everything went pretty well while we waited she had a constant diaper rash but we kept it pretty well under control with baby wipes!!!

    Her surgery day came I was a nervous wreck to make matters worse around 11 am her vet calls to say she is sick and doesn't feel comfortable performing the surgery in the condition she was in but said she would oversee it if I would allow a different doctor to perform it I said ok and the surgery began!!!!!!

    She ended up needing her vulva pulled back about 5 inches, hysterectomy, hernia repair, cherry eye surgery, microchipped. The whole surgery took 9 hours I called the vet every half hour for an update after 3 hours they started calling me lol!!!! She had to stay there for 3 days which I knew major surgery would call for more observation!!!! The vet discussed the surgery with me when I picked her up and explained that her vulva was still inverted he had out her girly parts through so much trauma that he didn't feel comfortable doing anything more at that time just to make sure I keep her clean and dry and she should be ok!!!!! She came home and had some bladder control issues poor baby had to relearn to use her girly muscles!!!! About 2 weeks after her stitches were removed she developed a pink lump on her incision site. There was no warmth, no puss, no pain or discomfort. I kept an eye on it for a few days n one day I noticed she whimpered when she sat so I checked again n found a very large abscess, we found a stitch sticking out, pulled it which ruptured the abscess, I squeezed until it bled just blood cleaned it n she has been fine since!!!!

    It's been 5 months since her surgery n she's doing great I've found a few stray stitches here n there but nothing I couldn't handle, she's had 2 night time accidents which I assume is something we will always deal with I'm sure that much trauma weakened her muscles a bit!!!!

    Here r some pictures of her b4 n after

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    Aww. Bless that little baby! To have gone thro so much already!!!!!

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    For Heavens sake, she's had a rough start , her life can only get better
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    She is a strong girl to have gone through 9 hours of surgery at such a young age! But what a difference!

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    She is a very strong girl it makes me very happy knowing she came home with us although we were novice bulldog owners we had the means and desire to give her what she needed to be healthy who knows where she'd be today if she had gone home with someone else!!!


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    Holy Crap. Incredible story. I am so glad everything worked out....wow! Poor sweet baby! She looks super duper now tho doesn't she?

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    Porky was blessed to have you as her parents.

    GOD placed her perfectly...so glad she's good to go now.

    She's a stunning beauty...as are you, my dear!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Porky was blessed to have you as her parents.

    GOD placed her perfectly...so glad she's good to go now.

    She's a stunning beauty...as are you, my dear!
    Aww thank you she is a pretty girl n she knows it lol


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    So happy sheis doing well now, poor little girl has been through the ringer.
    Have a Great Bully Day.
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    I'm so glad she found you and visa versa. Poor baby for having to go through such a big surgery so young, but I'm glad all worked out and she is all healed and better. What did your breeder say? , or did you tell her? She's a lucky girl you found her. God bless
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    Awwww, she found just the right home when she was lucky enough to go home with you. And now you are the lucky ones that you get her love for years to come.

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