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Dental Specialist Consultation

May 20th 2014 2:18 am
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Doo's mom here...I took Doo to the dental specialist. He looked at her teeth and said both of the molars on the left hand side are broken. He wanted the internist to look at Doo and possibly do chest x-rays to make sure no fluid was in her lungs cause he felt her breathing was slightly labored and also possibly do a liver ultrasound to make sure her liver is ok and up to the anesthesia. He said she would probably be under anesthesia for several hours while he removed or fixed the teeth (depending on what I wanted, i.e., root canal). I had a friend with me and she asked him what would HE do if it was his dog. He said he would rather her die on the table trying to help her than not help her at all. So after lots of tears, I decided I'm not going to do anything. She has been through enough! And the end result is the same weather it be on the table or in a few months. (and that's not even considering all the money the x-rays, ultrasound and dental work would cost me.) So I'm going to continue on with the pain meds and the antibiotic and just make her as comfortable as possible. If I see or feel that she is in pain, then I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. For now, she's relatively happy. She still has bright eyes, eating, drinking, eliminating as normal, barking, trotting when she comes in from outside and is constantly wagging her tail. And really, that's the most any mom can ask for.

Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

May 20th 2014 at 6:11 am

Biggggggggg Hugsssssssss

Personally I think you are doing the right thing.

For now.... laugh a lot... smile a lot.. cuddle a lot.

Love and hugsssssss

Flicka ∆,,∆ & Lucas /..| Cleo (I.M.) ∆,,∆ & Pam X
Barked by: Hanna Belle (Dogster Member)

May 20th 2014 at 7:26 am

Doo, we are so glad to hear your tail is still wagging! We love you sweet girl and think mommy made the right decision!

Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

May 20th 2014 at 7:29 am

{{{{{{{{{{hugs fur you and Doo}}}}}}}}}}}

I agree, I think you're making the right decision. At some point it becomes a quality of life issue. You'll know when the time is right to let her go to the Bridge. Meanwhile, think like a dog: today is the only day that matters!
Barked by: Abbie (Dogster Member)

May 20th 2014 at 10:39 am

Last post was from me.
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

May 20th 2014 at 8:16 pm


Love -

Hershey, Kaci, Angel Bosco and Angel Bailey
Barked by: Wrinkles (RIP) (Dogster Member)

May 20th 2014 at 10:42 pm

We were once where you are Ms. LouAnn and it's not an easy decision.
Barked by: Abby - Forever Loved (Dogster Member)

May 21st 2014 at 7:01 am

I think you have made the right decision. Doo has a good quality of life right now and is being kept comfortable with the meds. The dental procedure sounds like it could be problematic, especially with the time under anesthesia. Just let Doo be Doo and enjoy her.
Barked by: ♥ Anya ♥ (Dogster Member)

May 21st 2014 at 9:25 pm

Our thoughts are with you. Always remember, quality not quantity.

God Be With You and Doo!

Barked by: Puff (Dogster Member)

May 22nd 2014 at 6:49 pm

Sending you kisses...

Barked by: Puff (Dogster Member)

May 22nd 2014 at 6:50 pm

Sending you kisses...

Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

May 26th 2014 at 4:37 am

Congratulations on getting one of the DDPs for today!

Love -

Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

May 26th 2014 at 8:05 am

You are a DDP!
Diary Gal wants you to have good times, too!
Congrats and enjoy this special day.



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