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06-24-2014 02:12 PM
my boy diesel aw poor guy but so glad he was seen to by such a wonderful clinic!
06-24-2014 01:46 PM
Bridget I am so happy for you and Archie that this has turned out ok.
06-24-2014 12:49 PM
Courtney Thanks for the update. I'm so relieved to hear he's now on the mend. Poor boy has been through it. I want to give him a hug
06-24-2014 12:38 PM
Update :)

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your great suggestions and sharing your stories with me. It really helps knowing your not alone when your buddy isn't feeling well.

Just wanted to update everyone on what happened since I last posted:

Morning after posting I found Archie sleeping and there was a pool of blood under him so I rushed him to VERG Emergency clinic where he was admitted upon arrival.

His neuter stitches dehisced and the fluids from the Hematoma were leaking into the wound creating the perfect storm. The surgeon recommended scrotal ablation as the hematoma was only getting worse. The procedure was done that same day.

I chose to medical board him for a couple of day extra so the nursing staff can keep a very close eye on him after the procedure (they are a 24/7 facility).

I just picked him up last night and oh man does he look amazing!!!! She did wonders and the site looks like a tiny zipper and healing well. He is now back to his normal self and doesn't even need the pain meds anymore only anti-biotics

This has been a very nerve wrecking couple of weeks, but Archie is now back to being himself (with the exception of the 40" cone!)and is back to coming to the office with me. I couldn't be more grateful that I had such an amazing Clinic and Surgeon that took care of him.

Thanks again for your support
06-19-2014 11:07 AM
Courtney Poor buddy. How's he doing today?

...I like gsdsar advice.

Sometimes pain meds as much as they are needed slow the healing process. This is tough for this guy
06-18-2014 09:48 PM
gsdsar So it's gonna go a bit against common wisdom, but take him on long walks, get his blood flowing. It's helps with swelling if he won't let you ice it.

I know they tell you to keep him quiet, but trust me. It works, at m clinic we actually tell people to take the dog on long walks.

With the Ace, make sure to give it when he is calm. It works on the same receptors as adrenaline, and adrenaline will override the drug. So give it when he is calm, then try icing the area 1.5 hours after giving the pill.

Good Luck, it will get better.

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06-18-2014 09:47 PM
Franksmom Rowdy my Aussie swelled like that after his neuter.
The vet put him on a pain pill and an antibiotic just in case it was swelling caused by something other then just too much activity after surgery, keeping an Aussie inactive is like trying to keep the sun from shining.
Rowdy didn't really act like he was in any pain. He was really good about letting me inspect the swelling and do whatever I needed to do.
My vet did tell me as long as the swelling was soft and not rock hard we were ok.
The swelling took about 4 weeks to really go down.
06-18-2014 09:46 PM
ZoeD1217 That happened to my significant other after his vasectomy. He was in excruciating pain... but his hematoma didn't go away and they had to go in and do another surgery. Hopefully if you are already seeing improvement it's just a matter of time before he's feeling better. I have no experience with pain meds for dogs but I can certainly imagine how hard it is to see him in pain {{hugs}} poor Archie

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06-18-2014 09:32 PM
Jewly Thank you!
06-18-2014 08:13 PM
Sunflowers Didn't find the one I was thinking of, but there are many others:

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