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post #11 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 11:27 PM
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So sorry to hear that. Just throwing my opinion out there but I would never neuter a male dog.
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post #12 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 07:59 AM
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Julian, this dog had a retained testicle and a hernia. They had to have surgery.

OP you didn't do anything wrong by doing a neuter surgery
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Sending my thoughts and prayers for Sherman. Sorry you and Sherman are going through this. Ive had only one male and he was neutered later due to other health issues. No one could have known this simple surgery would go this way.
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Sending healing thoughts your way! Hopefully you can figure out what is wrong quickly and he will be back to his normal self!
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post #15 of 65 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone thank you for your prayers,advice and well wishes. Sherman is at the vet now and is improving slightly, he seems stable and is eating a little bit. They are trickle feeding him with a syringe and is not on a IV as he is drinking water on his own. The vet says if he is not better by Thursday we will take him to a specialist intensive care 24 hour facility. Her advice was to get him stable see that his bowel is clearing and his poop is more solid before going to the specialist. Either way he is going to a specialist at the end of this week or later even if he recovers fully in the next few days. We need to know what went wrong. I will be picking him up tonight and will also try feeding him with a syringe and tomorrow morning he will return to the vet. I want to thank everyone again and I will continue to update.
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Originally Posted by Greyson.Johnson View Post
I am so sorry you are going through this. This is probably not relevant but I just want to mention it in case it can help. We lost our first gsd puppy to intussusception. She was pooping blood and her intestines were bloated. She started vomiting. We were told her intestines were so inflamed from( in our pups case hookworms) that the conditions were right for the intestines to telescope and create a blockage. It needs immediate surgery. Our pup passed away right before her surgery. We only had her 3 days.
So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your help.
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Glad your Sherman is improving. I would want to know what was going on even after he gets better. It sure is hard to see them not feel well...
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Hi all, here is the latest. The last 4 days have been hard, on Thursday morning 16 Feb the local vet said that a radiologist tech looked at his x ray and said looks like intususeption ( not sure how to spell it sorry ) Basically his intestines were folding into itself and we need to get him to the specialist fast. So we all got in our car and drove 2 hours to the Ontario Veterinary Collage where they were waiting for Sherman. They could not give him an ultra sound until 17 Feb Friday afternoon and at this point they recommended immediate surgery to which we gave permission. 2 hours later they called us to say that he got through the operation fine but the next 24 hrs will determine if he makes it. They removed 25% of his intestine because that much was rotten. They attached the rest of it to itself to living tissue. We visited him today and he was groggy but happy to see us, all of this is just breaking my heart. How it got to this point is beyond me and we are trying to find out. I should have listened to myself over a week ago to ignore the local vets recommendation to wait for the gas in his intestine to clear and just get him to the specialist. They wanted to take an ultrasound at the local vet and until the gas cleared said to hold off taking him to the specialist. He is alive and I pray to god he stays alive and recovers fully. In a few days we should know more if his intestines will heal properly. To those here who said right from the get go to take him in to the specialist right away I am sorry I did not listen. I pray that its not too late.
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My wife had a dentist that she dearly loved, followed her from practice to practice, BUT my wife's teeth were always problematic, I finally told her her dentist was the problem not her teeth. She changed dentists and has had very few problems since. Dentists, doctors, vets and the like are human, they go to school, some are at the top of their class and some are at the bottom. They are not god, and not all seeing, some are great some are not. Listen to what they have to say but if in doubt get a second or third opinion.
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Thanks for the update.

Sometimes it's really hard to know when it's an emergency. It's better safe than sorry, but that gets complicated when you factor in long drives and a hefty bill. You are doing the best you can with the knowledge that you have, and it sounds like your pup got excellent care when he needed it most. I hope he makes a full recovery. Please keep us updated, I will be thinking of you in the meantime!
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