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Thread: Progress after Lex's Surgery

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    BLD, so very glad to hear that Lex is on the mend.

    Thank you for posting everything that happened - a big eye opener for folks hopefully about "worst case" unexpected disasters.

    Also, thank you for being honest about your financial sits re Lex's surgery. I get exactly where you are coming from.

    When my Rosie had bloat 5 weeks ago now, her diagnosis came at 2am with a vet saying down the phone "we have to operate now, or euthanase... and by the way, you are looking at $4K for this - can we have your credit card number for the deposit?" Yes, for that split second you do really have that horrible thought "$4K???!!!", but then you suck it up, and start figuring out just what has to give for the next 3/6/9/12 months in order to make it so.

    So, thanks for sharing Lex's story, and so very glad to hear that he, like my Rosie, is on the mend!

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    Cheers thanks for you kind words..

    Lex is liek my child, and i was pretty low there for a few minutes thinking about maybe getting him PTS, but he's like a child to me and id sell the shirt on my back for him..

    HE definetly is on the mend and the whole ordeal has only brang me closer to him, and in a way i think lex feels the same way.

    Just thinking back to the night i still cant believe how i managed to pick him up off the road, up over the side of my ute and gently place him in the tray..
    i wish i could bottle human adrenaline, id make alot of money..

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    Sounds like Lex is really on the mend now, I'm really happy to hear that!

    BLD, I think most members here would sell the shirts off their backs for their animals, I know I would. If I had to eat steamed rice for a year to pay off a vet bill then so be it. Lucky I happen to like steamed rice!

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    So glad that Lex is really on the mend.
    As GAG said, most members would sell the shirt of their back for their fur-kids.
    With our Ralph the final cost to buy him four more months was $14,000.00
    It was worth it to have that time together.
    Looks like we will be renting for a lot more years now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemiannic View Post
    So glad that Lex is really on the mend.
    As GAG said, most members would sell the shirt of their back for their fur-kids.
    With our Ralph the final cost to buy him four more months was $14,000.00
    It was worth it to have that time together.
    Looks like we will be renting for a lot more years now!
    Wow i woudl love to hear/read your story did you post your boys situation on here?
    I guess i didnt realise how expensive it can be because im new to the dog scene

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLexDog View Post
    Wow i woudl love to hear/read your story did you post your boys situation on here?
    I guess i didnt realise how expensive it can be because im new to the dog scene
    Staffy That Has a Mass in the Right Nostril

    Was the first post and I think there were a few others, if you check my public profile then stats then posts that I created you maybe able to follow.

    Just over $7,500 was for CT scans and Endoscopes plus Tracheostomy surgery and windpipe reinforcement surgery and 1 weeks stay at Sydney Uni Vet hospital.
    Prior to that bills from two vets, x-rays, scopes, medications, plus four nights in emergency clinic and temp tracheostomy etc, so close to about $4,000 or so before he even got to Sydney and we had a diagnosis of cancer!

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    WOW makes my dilema seem like a scratch.. respect goes otu to you and your efforts to spend as much time as u could with your boy...

    True dedication..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLexDog View Post
    WOW makes my dilema seem like a scratch.. respect goes otu to you and your efforts to spend as much time as u could with your boy...

    True dedication..
    That's what happens when there is a strong bond between you and your dog! It doesn't happen with every dog and owner, I've had some dogs that haven't affected me so much, but my first dog and my last two dogs have affected me as if they were my own flesh and blood.
    I am just so pleased to hear the passion in your words when you talk about Lex, his accident and his after care and everything. There is certainly a bond there!
    Look after that boy, he is a wonderful looking dog!

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    cheers thanks for the kind words..

    Lex has a vet visit tommorow, its only a check up on the wound on his toe,
    but ive been checking it 4 times a day and its healing really quickly, and i dont want to sound selfish but is there any point in me going to the vet??
    Cant i just keep a real good eye on it?? The inflammation has gone right down and he's weight bearing on that foot fantasticaly (even doing zoomies and burnouts).

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    BLD, Lex is going to be the best indicator of how he is, BUT, in saying that, you also do need to keep up with the Vet, because if a dog turns from healthy to sick, it can do so in the blink of an eye and be life-threatening in such a short time.

    Now, that is NOT to say that this will happen with Lex, but for the time being, I think keep up with the visits - but talk to your Doc today about scaling them back now that Lex seems to be over the worst and pretty much back to his usual personality.

    Good luck with the visit!

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