Thursday, June 19, 2008

4:45pm After Surgery

Well I got the call and all went well. There were a few things during surgery that came up. It appears that her skull grew around the old shunt entry so it was left in and a new entry was made. The shunt will now run down the left side of her head, under her neck and back down the right side of her body into her abdomen. She will be on IV's the next day or so but they say she can come home as early as Sunday or Monday, much sooner than last time. Also, the Dr said that scar tissue grew around and basically strangled her tube. So basically the detachment from the brain, the skull over growth and the strangling scar tissue contributed to the shunt problems, all of this due to growth in her body. Poor little bugar, she's a trooper. The Dr. said it is unlikely this will occur again given she is almost 1 year old and fully grown.


Mack said...

I can't wait till she comes home!!

Maggie & Mitch said...

This all sounds pretty scary to us! We're sending lots of AireZen your way, Baby Love! Hang in there!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

River said...

Great news! Hurray!! Happy dance!

love & wags,

The Airechicks said...

Hello Baby Love Mom:

WOOO HOOOO - sounds like things are moving in the right direction....

AIREZEN on the way....Holding tight in our prayers....

What her recoup time ??? Will she have to be still for a length of time ??

IS there a favorite treat or something special she likes that we might be able to send for her??

We'll be checking back with you....


Gus and Louie said...

That is just wonderful. We can't wait till we hear the news that she is home.. Give her some big HUGS from us...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Charlie Daniels said...

Phew .. ok so I can breath normally now ... what a relief the big part is over ... still sending lots of good heelering energy for a smooth recovery.



Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


And Happy night too!!

Thanks fur the pupdate!!!


Shmoo said...

Happy dance, happy dance!!!!!!!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Woo Hoo!! Glad she came through the surgery ok. Give gentle snooter kisses to her from my mom when you go to visit.

Bama said...

Wonderful news!! We'll continue the Florieduh sibevibes coming for a quick recovery!
Bama & the RHP

Moondance Huskies said...

Wooo WOOO!!!
So glad to hear that the surgery went well! We will keep sending healing energy and prayers for a quick recovery. Please give her a kiss for all of us.
Happy howls are being raised in her honor!
Skye & the Moondance Huskies

Snowball said...

Its a great news that the surgery has gone well. I hope this is going to be the last surgery she would ever need again.


Amber-Mae said...

Oh, I just found out that she has gone for surgery already. I'm just very happy to hear that the surgery was successful, there were no problems & that she will OK! That's what every dog owner would like to hear about their own dogs.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Baby Love and Mom! My mom just got home from work and had to find out how the surgery went!!! So many peopl e at mom's work were asking about Baby Love today-so mom will go back with updates!!

We're so excited that everything went smoothly!! And we're keeping our paws and fingers crossed that this will be the last surgery you'll need since you've grown up to be a big girl!!

We love you baby Love!!! hurry home-I know that's where you'd rather be right now!!!

Velcro and mom

The Army of Four said...

This sounds like very encouraging news! Hurry home sweet girl!
Tail wags,

Summit the Super Mal said...

Fingers and paws crossed here in Iowa for your quick recovery from the sleepy juice and the surgery. Hope to see more pics of you enjoying your big field soon.

Niamh said...

Yeah Baby Love!!! That is so good to hear that your surgery was a success. You will be feeling better soon. Hope you are able to eat lots of treats, maybe some ice cream, to celebrate!!

Your friend,