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    Default Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    Wellie had his booster shots, including Bordetella (shot version) about 2 weeks ago. Last week he starting coughing.
    Back to the vets we went. Took an x-ray, lungs are clear, were worried about Pneumonia again. But, his trach is inflamed from the cough. So back on Clavamox he went, plus a cough suppressant because we don't want
    him vomiting and aspirating again.

    I asked if it was because of the bordetella shot and she said no. Well, when I called to postpone his neuter/palate surgery, I was told the shot could have very well caused it.
    No idea if this is true or not. But the more and more I deal with vets, the more and more I realize they're all about opinions and very rarely facts.

    I'm beyond pissed this happened again. My poor boy can't catch a break.
    Plus, the cough medicine completely knocks him out. I mean within minutes of taking it, he's out cold. It's the strangest thing. The med. is called Torbutrol. Anyone have any experience with it?


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    Good grief, I'm so sorry… poor Wellie. I don't have any idea about the cough meds, but I'm curious as to why they would give him the shot when they know he already has issue w/pnemonia?!! Isn't bordetella only for dogs that are planning to be boarded?!! I know that you live in the city, so it's probably essential for your dogs...

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    Default Re: Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    seriously? why the heck did they give him the KC shot if they knew he was getting ready for that procedure. good LORD, no thought process there at all.
    I did not even think it would cause an issue for him, but if they thought there was a chance why not delay till after he rcovered
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    Ugh how annoying.
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    Default Re: Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    @ddnene That's exactly why, cause we're in the city. Impossible to avoid other dogs. They're in the elevator, lobby, run into them walking etc. Dogs everywhere here.
    @2BullyMama The vet who gave him the shot doesn't think it's possible he caught anything from it.
    The surgeon who is going to do his procedure said it's possible. Who knows if it is or isn't.

    Thing is, I have Wellie's vaccination record and he had all his shots including Bordetella last November so he was due. I didn't even think about waiting or omitting the bordetella shot. I thought better get them out of the way now rather than chancing him getting sick after the surgery due to a weakened immune system. So this was my fault I wanna kick my own butt right now.
    @brutus77 yes -annoying indeed.


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    Default Re: Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    Wellie had his booster shots, including Bordetella (shot version) about 2 weeks ago. Last week he starting coughing.
    Back to the vets we went. Took an x-ray, lungs are clear, were worried about Pneumonia again. But, his trach is inflamed from the cough. So back on Clavamox he went, plus a cough suppressant because we don't want
    him vomiting and aspirating again.

    I asked if it was because of the bordetella shot and she said no. Well, when I called to postpone his neuter/palate surgery, I was told the shot could have very well caused it.
    No idea if this is true or not. But the more and more I deal with vets, the more and more I realize they're all about opinions and very rarely facts.
    I know how you feel, if he got the shot it may not have caused it, but the nasal one , then a big yes. Sorry he's feeling bad again, you're right he needs a break. . Poor Wellie

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    Torbutrol is known to have a sedative effect. That is probably how it stops the coughing. I hope Wellie is soon back to health!
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    Default Re: Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    I'm sorry I don't know about the medication. Just sending well wishes for wellie!

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    Default Re: Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    I've never heard of torbutrol but it sounds like "albuterol" which is a bronchodilator, and they give that to people who are coughing and have bronchospasms.
    Poor little fellow. So frustrating when you're getting different answers from the Vet's office...people who are "supposed" to know what the heck is going on and be on top of things.




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    Me and Elmo are sending Prayers and a Speedy Recovery for You Precious Wellie. Love and Kisses to this Fine Looking Guy.

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    Default Re: Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    Thanks everyone.

    Tomorrow is his last day on Clavamox but he's still coughing so I left a message for the vet.
    The surgery is now re-scheduled for 12/8 and I dread putting it off again.


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    Default Re: Surgery Postponed yet again.. sigh..

    Hope Wellie gets well soon! Too bad you've had to postpone the operation, but probably for the better - Castor has been throwing up several times after the soft palate / nares operation the other day so not something I would have liked him to have go through with him coughing too.

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