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    Good news! Sampson is out of surgery and is recovery. He will be staying over night so that he can be monitored just in case. The surgeon said that his tail pocket was very deep and very bad, also I gave her the clear to trim his short palate because I guess it was fairly large and obstructing his breathing. He will had a drainage tube for a few first couple of days which is super scary to me so if anyone has dealt with drainage tubes please enlighten me!

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    oh I'm soooooooo glad to hear and I think you will be super happy that you did the soft palate!!! I am extremely happy it's done for Hank!! I've not heard of a drainage tube??? that's new to me... I do know that he needs soft food for a couple of weeks and to keep VERY quiet!!! That is sooooo important and kind of hard to do after the first few days... Mabie the drugs will keep yours down more but it was a struggle here but an absolute must!!!!!! So glad he's out and recovery in order

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    Drain tubes can be a little unsightly but they aren't really a big deal. Your Vet will tell you everything you need to know and most give written instructions. Feel free to ask us if you have concerns about anything but given the nature of the surgery, your Vet should be the first place you call for assistance. Please keep us posted on how things go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SampsonsMumma View Post
    Good news! Sampson is out of surgery and is recovery. He will be staying over night so that he can be monitored just in case. The surgeon said that his tail pocket was very deep and very bad, also I gave her the clear to trim his short palate because I guess it was fairly large and obstructing his breathing. He will had a drainage tube for a few first couple of days which is super scary to me so if anyone has dealt with drainage tubes please enlighten me!

    So good to hear all went well and he will be home with you tomorrow. No experience on the drainage tubes, but as Chip stated.. any issues with those and right back to the vet is the first place to go.

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    Monty had a drainage tube after his last tail infection as it was quite deep in his body, no other way out for it. It would heal up then erupt again. The drain helped and was no big deal. We finally finished his long course of antibiotics last week and hopefully, that will be the end of it. Now, all we have to do is wait for his hair to grow back. It took nearly a year last time.

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    Glad to hear that surgery went well. Continued prayer for a full and uneventful recovery!
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    Sampson is home and seems fine doing well! I definitely was not prepared for the grossness of the incision site and drainage tube, makes me light headed even thinking about it let alone cleaning the area. So far he's had a little Bit of soft food (because of his soft palate surgery as well) but he threw a little of that up

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    Praying the recovery process goes well! Im a worried wreck over here.

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    Hes such a pretty/handsome boy... Poor dear got it at both ends huh I'm glad he's home and just keep him nice and calm. I'm sure they told you that but you don't want any unnecessary panting.. Hugs, and ohhhhhhh the things we gotta do that we thought we never could! for nice smooth recovery.

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    Looks good! Monty's tube was down a bit and over to the right which was why we thought it was a ruptured anal gland at first. My dachshund had had a ruptured gland in that position and it looked the about same. Try not to worry (yeah, right!!) it will look so much better soon after it has all calmed down a bit. A lovely boy!

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    Happy to hear he is home and himself. Bug hugs to you both


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    God Bless You Sampson. You will be healed in no time. Love and Kisses to you Sampson.

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    Thank you everyone for your thoughts and well wishes! Sampson seems to be doing quite fine, a little upset stomach so the vet told me to stop giving him his rimadhyl. He doesn't seem to be interested in drinking any water or going to the bathroom (#2). Other than that everything seems to be going fine! He sits on his bum all day and doesn't seem
    To be uncomfortable with the incision or draining tube.

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