Our vet just called... the good news is, his tooth is out. Apparently it was quite a battle to get it out, but it's out. He tolerated the surgery well, and is waking up.
The bad news is, when they flipped him over to clean the other side of his mouth, she found a fracture in the same tooth on the other side.
She couldn't extract that one today because he had been under for so long to begin with, so he has to go back in a month to have that one extracted.
I just feel sick inside for my baby boy. She said that the other fracture likely had been there longer than the one I saw, because it had quite a bit of stain around it, but the fracture is deep and the anterior root of the tooth is already compromised, so leaving it would not be an option.
Poor old H
Give him a hug from me and the boys Flick !
He doesn't deserve it !
Oh no. Ugh. That's terrible. Sigh...at least this one is done and you'll have him home soon.
Melissa, Remy & Brooklyn
Yay for being out of surgery!
I'm sorry about the other tooth (((HUGS)))) and smooches for that lovely boy.
~Veronica and Nikki~
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Nikki 6 months
So sorry Felicia. We all want Henery back at 100% - good thoughts continue for him.
Poor Henery!! Sorry Felicia -- any hint of what may have caused these?
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
And they wouldn't remove it while he was already under??? Time schmime...he's already under, the world would end if you were 15 minutes late for the next appt?
Poor Hens! Now he'll need another anasthetic (scares the $hit out of me)...my vet tried that one on me once.
Hope he heals up on one side quick. I'd also find another vet.
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Rhys, Ruby and Nola
awww... poor Henery!
Glad the surgery went well but so sorry he has to go thru it again.
Ask the vet about using Propofol and Isofluerine for anesthesia. Its less invasive (used in C-sections) but not sure if it can be used if he has to be under for too long.