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From: "samwitch54"
Date: 2009-04-26 21:02:20 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Is surgery right?

It makes sense. I was just saying that because everything 'is' healthy on the xrays and multiple bloodwork/testing, yet he isn't getting better, we're left with surgery being the only option left to help. The heart looked/sound good, the lungs look/sound good. All the tests say the organs are all functioning well within normal range. He mentioned that a ceratain, sometimes large percentage, of an organ has to be affected in order to present a red flag on a blood panel. Rez has been basically the same on them all, nothing major enough to indicate an affected organ. If something is affected, or if there's something that won't show on one of the tests, we can't tell what it is without physically seeing it.

Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilites to get blood results the same day here. Plus, he's been so 'wild' while drawing blood, they've had to knock him out every time to draw blood. It's not only expensive, it seems risky to knock him out twice in one day, in my mind at least. The doctor said that he seems healthy, besides these symptoms though.

--- In, "Tressie" <tressiedu@...> wrote:
> My vet does pre-op blood work the day of the surgery even if it was done a few weeks before. I believe the suggestion for the x-ray was a chest x-ray to rule out heart disease.
> These tests/panels are to make certain the patient is well enough to undergo surgery and not to diagnose what is wrong.
> Hope that makes sense.
> Tressie


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