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    Default Re: Soft palate surgery on older bulldog.

    Petra, I just can't believe that they never even offered to do the palette surgery for Joey as many times as she's been under. Maybe it's not a normal procedure in South Africa...

    I'm glad that you found a good vet, please keep us posted...

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    Default Re: Soft palate surgery on older bulldog.

    I just want to let everyone know that we've got an appointment with the specialist surgeon at the university veterinarian hospital on October 3. It was his first opening.

    He wants to sedate her to examine her properly and I'm already a mess... but what needs to be done must be done, so we'll see what he says.
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    Great that you've found a specialist! Will be thinking of you 3 Oct!


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    IMO the biggest issue IS the sedation at her age. I'm sure the vet will be able to HEAR and see her condition and why you even consider taking the risk of sedating for the surgery. Sorry, but I would not let them sedate only for examination. That would possible mean two sedations close to each other.

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    Will they do the procedure while she is already under if she needs it? My vet did that with Cheli...


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Will they do the procedure while she is already under if she needs it? My vet did that with Cheli...

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    IMO the biggest issue IS the sedation at her age. I'm sure the vet will be able to HEAR and see her condition and why you even consider taking the risk of sedating for the surgery. Sorry, but I would not let them sedate only for examination. That would possible mean two sedations close to each other.
    I agree, I told my husband that I don't want her sedated but as usual I'm wrong... This will not be full anesthetics, but I'm very worried, Joey isn't in good shape and she's old I'm hoping once we get there that the vet can see it's not a good idea, and I will ask him to reconsider. I'm not really the one deciding but I'll speak my opinion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Will they do the procedure while she is already under if she needs it? My vet did that with Cheli...
    That's what they did with Castor. Only one sedation. When we brought him in for an evaluation the vet said Castor was very loud but he would need to sedate him to see whether surgery was needed. So when we came back a week or so later, they sedated him, the vet examined him and operated then and there. I don't see why they should sedate her twice?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    I agree, I told my husband that I don't want her sedated but as usual I'm wrong... This will not be full anesthetics, but I'm very worried, Joey isn't in good shape and she's old I'm hoping once we get there that the vet can see it's not a good idea, and I will ask him to reconsider. I'm not really the one deciding but I'll speak my opinion...
    . Praying fir sweet Joey--- hope it all goes very well


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    Default Re:UPDATE! Soft palate surgery on older bulldog.

    Joey's vet visit with the specialist was yesterday, all went well so far It did nearly kill me leaving her there for sedation but thankfully it all went well and she is a great candidate for the elongated soft palate surgery despite her age.

    Her trachea and airways in general looks great, it was the vets main concern going in to this. He says if the trachea is badly damaged and collapses there isn't much he can do and sometimes on older dogs cartilage can build up in the airways and then it won't really make a difference with the palate surgery... but ja... everything on Joey looked good so he's going ahead with the surgery, she's scheduled in this morning, not sure what time and I'm a wreak.

    I'll update as soon as I hear anything.
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    Default Re: Update! Soft palate surgery on older bulldog.

    Petra, I'm terribly sorry just reading this now and praying for you and Joey. Sending big hugs, healing thought and prayers your way

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    Keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a great outcome!

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    Lots and lots of positive thoughts, prayers and paws are crossed! (((Hugs)))


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