Message Number: SG486 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-25 22:16:32 UTC
Subject: Spleen Removal
Message-ID: <19442102.1027635392731.JavaMail.root@scandium>

I'm new to the list. I thought I'd jump right in and ask a question. I have a 4 1/2 year old neutered male, Scooter. His spleen is extremely enlarged. My vet scheduled him for having his spleen removed Tuesday, July 30. The bloodwork had both his red and white blood cells being low. I know this is very serious, and I'm very worried about my little guy. My vet feels that he can live a normal life with out it. I wonder if there are any problems after removal with vaccine reactions. What can be done post-op to keep him comfortable?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Private e-mails are ok, please use my subject line-I don't open e-mails I don't recognise.

Barbara Hann