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    Default Mojo's going under today. :(

    Well it's our turn for some B.S.

    Nothing like what some other forum members have recently gone or going through but i'm still home alone without my mate. Really sux and its hard to concentrate on anything.

    Over the weekend i noticed a lump on his elbow. It wasnt worrying him at all but it seemed to get bigger day by day so with no work today i took him in to get it checked out. Same deal as last time...couldnt wait to get in there and play with the girls who left thier desks to meet him at the front door and make him feel like god's gift to dogs.

    Waiting for our turn he was met face to face by a GIANT St Bernard........first time in a long time he's met a dog bigger than him !! Luckily they where both as friendly as each other.

    So in we go to see the vet who i request who's a bloody champ and it's not long before he's doing diagrams on the whiteboard explaining that it's a 'Hygroma' and he can try to drain it but if it's gone to far he can cut it out. Both requiring going under......Or i could leave it as it's not causing any discomfort and probably wouldnt get any bigger but if he accidentally tears it down the track they can be a nightmare as it's right on the end of his bending elbow and can be a bit of a nightmare.

    So after some more questions and answers i decide to lets try and drain it and if needed we cut it out. I'm at ease with my decision and feel that he's in excellent hands as this vet did all the work on my Ridgeback 'Scooby'. Must admit to been a little bit upset taking his collars off and walking away from him......last time i did that i never saw my dog again
    Had to remind myself it's nothing major but i'm always worried about dogs going under. I did grill my vet about big dogs going under for surgery and he explained the complications and what they do to avoid any dramas including the Pre Anasthetic blood test.
    So i waiting by the phone now. A call about 1.00pm telling me all's done is what i'm waiting for, any calls from them earlier means the blood test has shown somthing bad so no early calls please.!!!
    So if all goes well i'll have the big fella (sore and sorry no doubt) at home about 4.00pm. In the mean time i'll set his crate up in a nice spot in the lounge room so he can see outside and the T.V at the same time. So clad i have a crate ......best thing i've bought in a long time.

    Will keep ya's posted and maybe put up a few pics...hopefully without the cone of shame !!!


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    A bit slow today.. took two minutes to figure out what "cone of shame" was.
    I hope it goes well and I know the sick feeling when you walk out with the collar in your hand.
    He is a young boy and should be fighting fit in no time.
    One of the greatest sounds ever is the excited bark (from out the back) when you go in to collect him.
    They just sit there listening for the sound of your voice from the front counter when you are coughing up
    "the bill". When you hear that bark of joy you totally forget how much money you just handed over!

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    Oh Sean, so sorry to hear Mojo is having a procedure but really happy its not something serious....poor little big fella.
    Will be thinking of you both and hope all goes well.
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Thanks guys.


    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

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    sorry to hear mate, fingers crossed all goes to plan and without a hiccup...... your boy will be home before youknow it tearing the place apart!

    jump on the play station or go fishing to take your mind off it......
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    Hugs Sean. It's tough when we're worried about them. Hygromas are pretty common in some large heavy breeds, choosing nice cool but hard surfaces to flop down onto doesn't help.

    A friend of mine had reoccurring ones on one of her young borzoi. Draining etc didn't work, they kept coming back up.

    She ended up with a pressure wrap, designed just for elbow support - DogLeggs Therapeutic & Rehabilitative Products

    These have had success when other avenues have not.

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    Aww, good luck Sean, hope all goes well with Mojo's surgery!! He'll be home before you know it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Hugs Sean. It's tough when we're worried about them. Hygromas are pretty common in some large heavy breeds, choosing nice cool but hard surfaces to flop down onto doesn't help.

    A friend of mine had reoccurring ones on one of her young borzoi. Draining etc didn't work, they kept coming back up.

    She ended up with a pressure wrap, designed just for elbow support - DogLeggs Therapeutic & Rehabilitative Products

    These have had success when other avenues have not.
    Thanks for the well wishes everyone.

    Hi Natty and thanks for the link. Yep, he has all the bedding, pillows etc a dog could ever want but the floor tiles are his favourite snoozing place and there 'lies' the problem.
    The vet said there could be a fair chance of it happening in his other elbow at some stage aswell so if he's still having dramas i'll suss out those supports for sure. Thanks again, much appreciated !!!


    Quote Originally Posted by reyzor View Post
    Education is important, but big biceps are more importanter ...
    DONT SIC YOUR DOGMA ON ME !

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    Good luck Sean & Mojo! I'm sure he'll be fine, he looks like one tough cookie, but i have my fingers crossed for ya's anyway

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    Good luck today, hope it is all good news for you!!

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