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Old 03-15-2014, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, so I am a helicopter mom and also very clueless.

Zeus was fixed on Tuesday and his hernia was fixed as well. We have been trying very very hard to keep him calm. I have no idea what normal healing should look like, I never had a surgery myself thank god.

Zeus is happy, wants to go play and is eating/drinking well. He is hard to keep calm so I am really naturally worried if his healing is going well, and if the hernia area looks how it should. Also wonder if his below area is normal after few days after surgery. Can I post pictures? is that allowed? is it gross? I have seen posts of poop here... lol

I feel super stupid to call the vets office every 5 minutes and it's probably fine, but I know there is people here who's dogs had multiple procedures and I just want personal opinions?
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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post the pics
main things to look for are separating of the incision or extra red around it and hot around it
if he is eating drinking and playing i doubt anything is going wrong with him
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His whole body is super hot, but thats a side effect if ace and tremedol. I will take the pic as soon as he stretched again
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Of course. I have seen similar pics posted.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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4 days after hernia repair:
Clear images are hard when he is panting!











I would say it's a size of a bean
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The other parts... The color looks more purple in the picture, but should be more brown and not really any different than it was from before surgery.

I am so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!





I know some inflammation is normal and the vet said to make sure it's not size of grapefruit.
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looks normal
inflammation under skin where hernia was repaired from internal sutures
scrotum will be a bit bruised due to the surgery but it looks good and not swollen
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Both look fine to me. I wish my vet did the hernia repair that small. Mine got an incision that was three inches long.

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Yep the vet told me that where hernia is, there is stitches inside and they will take months to dissolve and surgical glue on the skin on the outside.

He also mentioned that after the bump goes down a bit and straitens out, I will be able to see a lump from stitched under the skin for a long time.

Thank you for the opinion, I really am clueless. The vet asked me if I see inflammation and I told him it looks like he was not fixed lol... Than he said is it like grape fruit? and I sad no it's floppy.

Once again thank you.
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I am just stresses because it has been so hard to keep him calm and how would I know if he messed something up below the skin. I was told that after today we should be out of the water, but to keep the cone on for remainder of the time. So I guess next Friday we can resume him being a normal dog?
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