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    Hi, our 1 1/2 male EB is having a tough time. When he was 8 'months old we discovered he had a prolapsed urethra. He had surgery to fix it, and he was neutured as well. A few months later it prolapsed again - surgery again. Then last night (8 months later) it prolapsed again. We took him to the vet today, and they have referred him to a specialist 2 hours away. We are just waiting for the call to book an appointment. Does anyone have a similar experience with this? His total surgical cost has only been about $600. I'm worried about how much this surgery will cost! We will do anything for our boy, as he is so young still. Bad timing right before Christmas.

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    I don't have any experience but Erin @Biogirl71 had something to do with this with Frank

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    See the specialist. There is either something odd going on with your Diesel or the surgeries. I don't dare throw your Vet under the bus but in all of the cases we've seen(and thankfully not so many) the one surgery takes care of the problem. Your Vet recommending a specialist is an admission that this case may be beyond their ability to correct although recurrence is not so uncommon. Let the specialist have at it and see where it takes you. Ultimately, amputation of the penis may be the best solution. GL...please keep us posted.

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    Thank you for your replies. We have been to this vet a lot for other minor reasons with diesel and have a lot of respect for them. But I must admit I'm a little disappointed in them that they did not refer us after it happened again. I'm so sad my poor guy has to go through this again - thankfully he doesn't seem to be bothered by it.

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    I have no experience, but want to send lots of positive thoughts that all goes well with the specialist. Please keep us posted
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    No experience but I wanted to send prayers your way. I can only imagine how frustrated and scared you are for your boy.
    Always in my heart and never far from my thoughts. See you at the rainbow bridge my sweet little Monkey. R.I.P. Raven.

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    Thanks everyone. They called today, we take him in wednesday for the consult and most likely surgery on Thursday

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    Awh, poor guy


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    We just got home from dropping Diesel off at the specialist. They will do surgery tomorrow - their plan is to cut off the prolapsed tissue and sew the remaining tissue to the edge of the urethra, and go down deeper into the urethra to place stitches to reenforce this. They are also going to check his soft palate. If it is enlongated they will trim it. Apparently having an elongated soft palate can increase abdominal pressure, which in turn increases the pressure placed on the urethra. They seemed very knowledgeable. He will spend a day in the ICU, so we will be able to pick him up Friday evening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel10 View Post
    We just got home from dropping Diesel off at the specialist. They will do surgery tomorrow - their plan is to cut off the prolapsed tissue and sew the remaining tissue to the edge of the urethra, and go down deeper into the urethra to place stitches to reenforce this. They are also going to check his soft palate. If it is enlongated they will trim it. Apparently having an elongated soft palate can increase abdominal pressure, which in turn increases the pressure placed on the urethra. They seemed very knowledgeable. He will spend a day in the ICU, so we will be able to pick him up Friday evening
    Sending prayers and positive thoughts that all goes well


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    Diesel you got this!!


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    Sending Prayers for Diesel and a Speedy Recovery. Give Diesel a Kiss and Hug from me and Elmo.

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