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    I asked him if I could sit with Baxter afterwards, and it was almost like they thought that was a weird request. At least that's the vibe I got. But I am going to ask anyways. I can't drive home. Not really prepared for how this hit me. He's still such a little boy. I hate that he's being cut open. And I really don't like that he didn't see anything on the ultrasound. I really hope he's not just trying to get a $4000 surgery for his clinic. Wish I didn't have so many trust issues with doctors… lol

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    Kevin, I'm so sorry… I completely understand your worry, he is your baby and this is an emergency. I would ask as many questions as you want, they are getting paid plenty… I have trust issues w/doctor's as well, especially when it comes to my pets. It's so hard to trust them anymore.

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    Well I sure hope they can find out what is wrong , if it is obstruction just try to have him be calm, he will likely have acidic diarrhea, for that several bum washes a day topped with gold bond and diaper rash ointment will help.

    Ask afterwards about the risks of any leakage. (If they have to cut open the intestine to remove something), and symptoms of being septic.

    I pray all goes well with the surgery. Sending love and prayers to you both


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    Kevin, I am so sorry to hear about Baxter having surgery-but I think you did the right thing, taking him to specialist. I am praying for you and Bax-that he will come through this okay and all will be well. When he recovers, start looking for a new vet. My prayers are with you. I know how worried you must be. Please let us know when surgery is completed,and how you both are doing. Praying.....
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    Kevin I am so sorry you ar3 going through this. I will be keeping you and Baxter in my thoughts and prayers.

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    I'm glad you took him to a specialist, because I think the other vet is an idiot. I would definable find a different vet, he should have known that from the git go. I hope he does well with the surgery and they find out what is causing this.
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    I'm so sorry to be hearing this Kevin. Praying that the surgery goes well and Baxter is back to normal shortly. When this is all done find a vet you can trust..I've experienced the same reactions from my vet when you suggest something. I agree with you 100% that if the body didn't heal itself so well on most things many of these drs. would be out of business. I can't believe they can actually send a patient home with no answers for an obviously serious problem...If not for you knowing something was seriously wrong and all the people here saying it sounds like an obstruction you'd be sitting home with Baxter not getting the help he needs. Praying poor Baxter will be okay! And when you do eventually find that vet who doesn't make you feel uncomfortable and understands it will make all the difference in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter Tiberius View Post
    They just brought him in for emergency surgery even tho they didn't see anything on the ultrasound except a huge portion of his abdomen is abnormal while the portion ahead of it is normal. Implying an obstruction. So they're going to do exploratory

    i spent 10 mins talking to the surgeon about my concerns with anesthesia. His reaction was that there's always risks with anesthesia, but only 1 in something like 10,000. I pointed out that it's much higher with English Bulldogs. I'm not sure why I had to point that out. Hopefully he already knew that.

    I told him the Baxter stops breathing when he's just laying there sleeping. Let alone on anesthesia…. He said somebody will be there with him during recovery. I said someone needs to sit with him literally The entire time, and make sure he doesn't stop breathing. I even offered to come in and sit with him myself.Normally I wouldn't be worried about something like this, but I'm really worried about his ability to deal with anesthesia.

    The surgeon also said, when obstructions have been there for longer than even 24 hours, they can cause tissue damage. And that they might need to cut out a portion of his intestines and then reconnect them. If the tissue had been damaged from the obstruction for too long. I'm so thankful you guys made me go back in to get him checked. It continues to blow me away the doctors can be presented with a situation like this and just send the dog home. Without even having a hunch that something serious might be up. Why are you and I the ones that know this. But the trained doctors just send me home. I am not even trained, and I knew this wasn't as simple as "wait-and-see". You would think their medical training would have recommended different advice.

    is there anything I need to make sure of regarding the anesthesia, the surgery, or anything you can think of? Based on stories you've heard, or experiences you've had? Anything that they might forget, that I need to make sure to doublecheck on? I know how situations like these go. It's always that one oversight that causes the problem. Appreciate any input.

    I'm sitting outside the animal hospital tonight. I'm not going to even drive home. I'll wait here.
    I would definitely be doing the same thing I wouldn't even try to go home either. You should be the first person your baby sees when he wakes up I think. Also like Lisa said ask for symptoms of a leakage because that can be fatal so make sure and ask about that.

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    Thanks everyone. I'll definitely ask about leakage.

    You guys honestly probably saved Baxters life.

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    Any new updates on Baxter? Hoping all is well.

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    They got it out.

    I can't recommend enough Miami Veterinary Specialists Hospital. They had experts right there on call, ready to do the surgery within 5 minutes of me walking in. Another 24 hours and Baxter would've been a goner.

    So I hope this helps someone else in the future. Sudden, unexplained vomiting in large volumes with inability to poop, water and goop dripping from the mouth all over the floor .... suspect obstruction.

    Craziest thing. As I walked back in to check on baxter, out came his buddy from doggy daycare: Dexter. Another english bulldog. Also 6 months old. Literally could be his twin. I thought they were walking baxter out the front door! Incredible. Dexter was there to get his staples out. He was in the week prior for obstruction too. He'd eaten his mommy's new backsplash tiles.

    Here's the object they pulled out of baxter. No idea what it is or where he got it. Rubbery ... half digested ... smelled horrible. And fairly large (golf ball)


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    Thank you. I don't mean to be over-dramatic or anything, but I was seriously a total mess tonight at the thought of losing him. What a big baby geez! And its no overstatement to say you guys saved Baxters life. Surgeon confirmed it was serious.
    Thank you thank you.

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    Wow. You know.....it would be awesome if we could get you to write your story into an informative article for others. This is so very serious!

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