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    Default Post-op complications after Beefs soft palate surgery..

    So these past 24 hours have been the worst of my life. Beefs soft palate surgery, nares widening and neuter was Wednesday morning. We took beef home Thursday around 4pm. He was doing a lot of gaging/retching and threw up a few piles of white phlegm/foam. Everything seemed fine and we all went to bed. I woke up at 6am to him retching/gagging in his cage...I went to get him and there was a pile of the white vomit again. I let him out and he did it a few more times. Then the doorbell rang and he barked a bunch of times which I know was not good for his throat. Long story short, he began vomiting blood. I rushed him back to the vet (a half hour away with lots of piles of blood in my backseat)...they rushed him back and he vomited blood again and aspirated it....turned blue, stopped breathing, collapsed, and they lost a pulse. They performed CPR, have gave him epinephrine and atropine and his heart restarted within 1 minute. They auctioned and intubated him and rushed him back for emergency surgery because he was hemorrhaging from his throat. When they got down his throat there were absolutly no open areas where he was actively bleeding from. They used a laser to sort of cauterize the area. It took him 3 hours to wake up and be extubated and now he is very stable, breathing well, and the bleeding has stopped. Basically they said the area was so irritated/inflamed/swollen from all the gaging and barking he was doing that it just bled.... It's been 24 hours since that all happened, he's still in the "ICU" at the vet being watched at all times but he is currently stable, doing much much better. He's on anti nausea meds, pain meds, a GI protectant, antibiotics from the aspiration pneumonia and a mild sedative to keep him calm so that throat can rest and heel. He's probabily going to spend 1 or 2 more nights there but the doctor said things are looking good. Just wanted to keep you all updated on what happened because I know you all prayed for him...which is probabily part of the reason he's still with us today. Keep us in your thoughts during this recovery period.

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    My GOD.... Sending prayers and hugs to you all. I hope he continues to improve and is back home with you soon.

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    Oh my god! I can only imagine the state of panic you are in through all these. Here's hoping for a speedy and steady recovery for your boy. My heart was racing when i was reading your story. Please give your little strong fighter a big hug for me.

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    Bless your heart!!! Sending prayers for a swift recovery and no more complications for Beef!! Also praying for a swift recover for U! I'm pretty sure you've been mildly traumatized- lol.


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    I just wish I was there to put my arms around you and let you cry out
    the horror of it all...I'm crying...poor Beefy and poor you!

    What a miracle they brought him back and especially, got that bleeding
    stopped! I believe in the POWER of prayer and I believe all these good
    people harnessed that power and God had mercy on y'all...Wow!

    Hoping you can relax enough to rest...it seems God has got y'all covered.


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    I pray that everything will be ok.
    Hug your bully today

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    Default Re: Post-op complications after Beefs soft palate surgery..

    Oh my word. How scary. Sending lots of prayers. My little one is supposed to get this done in two weeks and I am petrified. I hope Beef continues to improve and can come home soon

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    Default Re: Post-op complications after Beefs soft palate surgery..

    Hugs for you and beef. Hope he continues to recover and can be home with you soon


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    Oh my heart Im sorry to hear this but thank God he's okay! And thank God for the quick action on the doctors part. I will be praying for Beefy, poor sweet boy. He will get through this! Keep us posted....


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    OMG!! Hugs and many prayers!! from me and Ellie!!

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    Default Re: Post-op complications after Beefs soft palate surgery..

    Oh I am so so sorry that happened to Beefy! Poor guy and poor you! I am sending positive thoughts and prayers that he gets through this. It sounds like he is in good hands.
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    Default Re: Post-op complications after Beefs soft palate surgery..

    Thank you everyone. I went to see him again today, and he's doing much better. He's still in the ICU area so he can be closely monitored, and is getting iv fluids and some other meds like a mild sedative and whatnot. He's stable, gums and tounge are pink and the bleeding has stopped. He ate a little soft food for them around 4 and again around 8pm which the vet said was a huge step in the right direction that he has an appetite back. He also went outside to pee a few times. He's on the mend and the doc says if all stays the same he may be able to come home tomorrow night or Monday morning. Thank you all for the prayers and positive vibes, I have a very strong bully whos time is not up yet!

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