Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Make mine a double...

I called the vet this morning at 10:00 to find out how Deuce was doing and if they had done his dental cleaning and extraction yet. When she got on the line she told me that she had given him his first anaesthetic, but had detected a heart murmur in him and they were going to do a chest X-ray to make sure his heart wasn't enlarged.

...When I regained consciousness...

She called me back around 10:30 to let me know that they did an X-ray, his heart was not enlarged and that it was verified by the other doctor on call, but the heart murmur was still present. She said that they were going to wake him up, see how he was doing and if he was doing better that WE had to make the decision whether or not to go ahead with the cleaning.

I was debating about cancelling the whole thing since it really wasn't necessary, but I wanted Josh's opinion before I told the vet anything. She told me to let her know within half an hour what our decision was. I ended up calling Josh at work and left a voicemail message for him. When he didn't call me back within a few minutes, I decided to call back and page him. I finally got a hold of someone who told me that Josh was in a meeting, so I told her to get him out of the meeting and on the phone A.S.A.P. What he must have thought...OY!

Anyways, I called the vet back around 11:00 to let her know that we decided to go ahead with the cleaning since he was there and he was doing better. The vet said that she was going to get to his surgery around 2:00 this afternoon and I should give her a call to find out how he was doing. I didn't hear from her, so I called around 2:30 and she was in surgery with him.

Around 3:00 I got a call from her to let me know that Deuce was doing much better, the cleaning went well and they didn't have to do any extractions! She also mentioned that his heart murmur went away and that it was all just a bad reaction to the anaesthetic! GAH!

I think after the day we've all had, I'm going to have a nice, big drink with dinner...

We had the option of picking him up tonight, but I thought it was best if we leave him at the clinic until tomorrow night. He needs time to wake up from the anaesthetic and feel better. I think he's better off being there, just in case any problems crop up...

Ugh, I miss him.

8 comments:

Dolores and Shawn said...

It never ends does it? I'm glad to hear that Deuce is doing well and still has all his teeth intact.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I can so relate to the feelings you must have gone through today and I'm so sorry that you had to endure that. Soon, Deuce will be home safe and sound and with all his teeth and no murmur.

tracy said...

I understand, hope he comes home soon.

Connie said...

Hope the Deuce dude is soon home and spry...with sparkly fangs!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Heavens!! That is a lot to take in. SO happy that it was just a reaction and not more.

Happy to hear and your furry baby will be home soon.

Keep smilin!

Mark & Michelle said...

Wow - can poor Deuce and you and Josh have any more 'vet' related problems!! Wow! I hope everything is back to 'normal' in no time.

Natolino said...

Hope Deuce is home soon.......clean teeth and healthy!

Anonymous said...

Poor thing! He has been through a lot this last month! I hope you have him home soon & can give him lots of cuddles.