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Stella and Rory

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rory's Surgery - the most amazing vet visit ever!

Dear Mates.  Oh I am so relieved.  Rory went to the Vets today and had surgery on his foot.  WITHOUT ANAESTHETIC!  Yep that's correct.  
We have finally found he has no feeling at all in his left foot and that is probably why he has chewed it.  He went for a check today to make sure the antibiotics were working, and yes they are, but the wound in his toe was still gaping and horrible.  We saw a relief Vet and he was WONDERFUL.  I explained all of Rory's history (although he had read up on his notes) and when he examined his foot and tested the sensation (or lack of), he decided then and there to operate.  On the floor.  On his stomach, with Rory lying in front of him, dozing because it was all so boring.  What a Vet and what a dog.  He has stitched (about 10 stitches) most of the toe up and it looks sooooo much better.  The relief I feel of not having to look into that wound is sooo good.  

So now, we have eight weeks of healing of the wound, and probably many many months of nail healing but I don't care!  I feel refreshed.  So to all of you out there in Blogville thank you for your caring thoughts for our big boy.  We just love him so much and he has been such a trooper all during this last year.  Love and Merry Christmas to you all.  Yaahoo.

Love Carol
 

39 comments:

  1. Oh that is fabulous news. What a wonderful vet indeed. And did he have any new ideas for stopping future foot chewing?
    Merry Christmas and hugs to you all!
    Gail and Bertie.

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  2. Fantastic news and just in time for Christmas. We'll keep the POTP going so he can have a good outcome.

    Sounds like to need to make that vet a 'regular'.

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Great news! Sometimes someone seeing things differently makes all the difference.
    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.

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  4. And lots of healing vibes are coming your way, Rory! Merry Christmas to you and to Stella and to your peeps!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  5. Pawsome, absolutely pawsome and we are so relieved for you both. Doing a big happy dance over here. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Hari OM
    Big sighs of relief this side too.... it is not that one thinks less of previous vets, but sometimes it just takes a fresh eye and and agile guy!!! Blessings to you all for Christmas and prayers that this is the turnaround for the new year... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. That's wonderful! I true Christmas gift!

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  8. Wow! That's pretty awesome - will the lack of feeling cause issues later on?

    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

    Monty and Harlow

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  9. That is wonderful news for this Christmas Eve. May Rory continue to heal and feel better.

    Abby the Lab and her Mom

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  10. sometimes a new vet can make all the difference - we sure hope his foot heals better thi time

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  11. Great news and a wonderful Christmas gift! Sending over lots of hugs to all.

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  12. OH this COUNTS as one of our NUMBER ONE presents we are so happy for him and you. Merry Christmas from our family to your family.....stella rose

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  13. What a Christmas BLESSING to see the relief Vet and have him immediately help like that. Sounds like you're heading in the right direction!!

    Have a Merry Christmas filled with love and good cheer!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  14. Such wonderful news! We had a hunch that he might not have any feeling in it. Crossing our paws that it will heal well now!! Merry Christmas friends!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  15. Hey Rory!
    Wow, I'm so very happy for your good news! Yippe for you and for your talented dogtor. I'm sending more healing vibes to you and love to Stella and your whole pack.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Holiday Hound

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  16. O...M...D! That is amazing! HIGH FIVE PAWS to Rory and the pawsome Dogter!!
    Merry Christmas you lot!!!
    BIG licks & love,
    Wally & Sammy
    xoxo

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  17. G'Day ... and it truly IS a good day... This is fabulous news... we are so glad that you had the surgery Rory... Sorry that you have NO feeling in your paw, butt WOW... to have the problem taken care of is WONDERFUL... Santa PAWS really came through with our good wishes fur Your PAW.. and POTP Did Work...
    This is OUTSTANDING news.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS .... MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS dear ONES ALL. Our Chirstmas Wish has been granted.

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  18. WooHoo, what great news, that's one Christmas wish fulfilled !
    Get all healed up and well again soon Rory (and no more of the chewie stuff)
    Have a very Merry Christmas
    Loves and festive licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  19. That is the best Christmas news! We are so happy for you.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Lynne and the chis x

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  20. Great News. We hope the healing continues for Rory!
    Merry Christmas!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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  21. Wonderful news, way to go Rory!
    Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.
    Much love from Eileen and Annie xx

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  22. I am sorry I missed that your boy was not well. Glad the vets visit went well. Merry Christmas to all x

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  23. Rory, I'm so glad you met this vet and I hope so much that your paw will heal now. I wish you a painfree and happy Christmas dear friend. Hugs and kisses to you and your furmily.
    Easy Rider

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  24. That is great news, and we are cheering from our corner of the world for Rory, and this most special vet!! Healing vibes continue from our corner of the world!!

    ☆Merry Christmas from all of us at Golden Pines!✰

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  25. I'm so glad that Rory's paw is on the path to healing. Merry Christmas, my friends!

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  26. Hi Carol, well you've done way better than my dad. Don't forget, he ran out and waited in the hallway for my little bumpie to be removed and stitched. We're hopeful that the next period of recovery will be uneventful and that the "big guy" will be back, healthy and fine. Merry Christmas Carol and to your extended family as well from your friends in Canada.

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  27. Glad things are looking up for Rory. Hope his foot will heal without incident.

    Merry Christmas.

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  28. Oh Rory!!! How did I miss this??!! My assistant is getting NO margaritas for a whole month! Anyhu, I read all abouts your footie, and I'm kinda glads I didn't know til now..the happy ending! I would have worried and worried abouts you my furiend!! I am so glads the pawsome vettie fixed you all up, and you can be on the road to full recovery!! YEA!! I am sendin' you all the POTP I can muster, and lots of AireZens for you and your peeps and Stella!
    I hopes you all had a Very Merry Christmas!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  29. OH RORY WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS OMDS ARE WE HAPPY TO READ THIS. WHEN YOU SEE THAT VET AGAIN GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG SLOPPY KISS HE WAS WONDERFUL.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  30. What great news that things look like they are on the mend! What a streak of luck that you got a fresh set of eyes in that different vet! Hope that things are still going well and that Rory is healing now. Hope you all had a good Christmas and Boxing Day.
    Marty and Mom

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  31. Stay safe over there! We heard you've got some fire issues going on. Got you in our prayers.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  32. Prayers that you are kept safe from the fires.

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  33. We had a similar experience with Sebastian. The vet was able to operate on his hip with no meds because so much of the skin is just scar tissue. He seems to have gotten rid of whatever was in there irritating the area.

    Stay safe, we're all thinking about you.

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  34. Sending prayers and POTP that you guys are all safe over there.

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