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3rd March 2009, 12:39 AM
Well, we made the drive today and roads weren't that bad. Abbey's bloodwork and heart tests came back good. Her surgery is scheduled tomorrow for 11 a.m. central time and Dr. Shores said it takes about 1 1/2 hrs. He also said on a scale of 1-10 he feels this is about a #4 to do---meaning how hard. That made me feel a little bit better. Her syrinx is large and he said she's in alot of pain but yet my little girl when I was saying goodbye and she's doing her scratching and rubbing and everything else she's looking at me like "mom, it will be ok". Now I'm crying again. He is going to call when he comes out of surgerytomorrow. Tears me apart knowing that she doesn't understand all this and at least humans understand about surgery etc. I'll post tomorrow after he calls.

3rd March 2009, 01:40 AM
Good luck, I hope the surgery goes well...I'll be thinking of little Abbey around 11am tomorrow :flwr: Please let us know how it goes, you should feel good knowing that you're doing everything possible to make her comfortable. She's lucky to have such a great mom :luv: :xfngr::xfngr::xfngr::xfngr:

3rd March 2009, 02:14 AM
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and little Abbey as she has her surgery tomorrow.:hug:

3rd March 2009, 04:37 AM
I will be thinking of you and Abbey tomorrow. Best wishes and prayers sent from Kansas!

3rd March 2009, 05:16 AM
I will continue to pray that Abbey does well during and after surgery. I will also say a prayer for you, I know it will be hard for you, knowing what she is having to go through. Please keep us posted! :xfngr:

Mrs Crilly
3rd March 2009, 08:15 AM
don't worry Linderbelle your doing the right thing just get ready to give her loads of cuddles when you get her back xxx

3rd March 2009, 08:21 AM
Loads of good wishes coming from us for little Abbey...will be thinking of her.

3rd March 2009, 11:18 AM
Ive just looked at the time and she will be in surgery now, I cant imagine how you feel, i hope you can find something to keep you occupied, do you know how long it will take?

3rd March 2009, 12:01 PM
My heart goes out to you. Please keep us posted....thinking of you.


3rd March 2009, 12:24 PM
mom, dad and Peaches all thinking of you

3rd March 2009, 12:27 PM
Thinking of you and Abbey today. Sending loads of good wishes your way.

3rd March 2009, 01:02 PM
Good Luck today. :xfngr:

3rd March 2009, 01:20 PM
thanks everybody. I know with time changes and we are all so spread out in the world and time changes etc. Her surgery is tuesday, 11:00 a.m. central time. Her surgery should be in a little less than 4 hrs. and doctor said it was about a 1 1/2 hr surgery and he will call when he comes out. Thanks for thinking of us. This is not fun at all and I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I told hubby last night that I've never ever gone through something like this with an animal in all my life--I know when I was a child we had sick dogs but it was covered from us. As an adult the worst we've ever gone through is a dog had cancer but when they caught it she didn't live very long at all. In my mind this is about #2 on my list of bad stuff--#1 is cancer. I guess its the brain deal ya know. She's going to be ok--she's a trooper and she knows how much we love her.

3rd March 2009, 01:26 PM
So it'll be about 5:20pm in the UK. :hug:

Love my Cavaliers
3rd March 2009, 02:28 PM
Just remember that the surgeon will probably wait until Abbey has come out of anesthesia before he calls. That can add about a half hour or so onto the time estimate. But, generally they want to make sure the dog is doing o.k. before they call. I'm thinking about you and remembering my very LONG day waiting for new of Riley back in June. Best wishes,

3rd March 2009, 03:31 PM
Will be thinking of you today....Judy

3rd March 2009, 04:47 PM
Good luck with the surgery! Please keep us posted, I pray that all goes well!

3rd March 2009, 08:09 PM
Dr. just called and she's out of surgery and it was just as he expected. Surgery went well. She will be reevaluated when fully out of anesthetic and resident will call us with another report. So far they have called twice today which I'm very please on how we're being treated. They called this morning just to give a report before surgery and now this one and another one to follow. Makes me feel good that they are taking our feelings into consideration. Keep praying for her everybody. She is loved ALOT.

3rd March 2009, 08:12 PM
Are you alright Linda, you've been through so much? :hug: :flwr:

Mrs Crilly
3rd March 2009, 08:18 PM
Awww thats briliant news you must feel so much better after hearing that!!!

3rd March 2009, 08:23 PM
Least shes ok, let us know what they decide and when you can collect her, you are in my thoughts, di

3rd March 2009, 08:27 PM
she made it through surgery i am grateful for that, i was hoping it wasnt to late as i doubt i could have slept untill i knew. keep us up to date!

3rd March 2009, 08:32 PM
So glad to hear she got through the surgery ok.....keep us posted, sending positive thoughts:)

3rd March 2009, 08:48 PM
Glad to hear she's come through so well and that the channels of communication are open. let us know how she's doing as soon as you have more news.

3rd March 2009, 08:55 PM
I'm sorry that you all are having to go through this. I know you are doing everything you can for her. You and Abbey will definately be in our prayers tomorrow.

Claire L
3rd March 2009, 09:21 PM
Thinking of you Linda and praying now that little Abbey has a good nights rest and goes from strength to strength. Sending gentle hugs and positive healing thoughts to Abbey and GREAT BIG CYBER HUGS to you :hug::hug::hug:

4th March 2009, 01:15 AM
up and down Paulline. It helps alot with all the support from messages here, e-mails and even phone. They called us 4 times today. Last report was surgery went excellent. Now I have to pull it all together and make last minute preparations for her homecoming and recovery--all about her and she needs us to be strong and to be her parents like a child as she doesn't know her needs etc.

4th March 2009, 01:16 AM
again thank you everybody for the messages. It helps. The support has gotten me through this.

4th March 2009, 03:27 AM
Linda, so glad to hear the positive reports on Abbey. I know this is only the beginning for you and Abbey's recovery, and you will still worry for a long time to come, but this must have been a nail-biter kind of day for you. I look forward to hearing that she is doing well and coming home. She is a lucky girl to have such an attentive and devoted mommy!

4th March 2009, 08:30 AM

I am so glad Abbey is on the road to recovery. Please keep us posted and look after yourself as well as little Abbey.
Sending love, hugs and best wishes across "the pond".


4th March 2009, 01:17 PM
Wow Abbey got her surgery already?! That's great! :) Best wishes for a full recovery - she's lucky to have an owner like you who will go all out to help her!

4th March 2009, 08:13 PM
She is loved just like I would love my daughter. That much. Not much to report. They called this morning and said she was alert and doing good. Still waiting for our afternoon call which should be soon. They called 4 times yesterday which I was VERY satisfied with. They definitely know how hard this is for owners. So far I feel great on choosing where I chose to get her surgery. For some reason this afternoon I literally feel almost sick to my stomach. I still can't get it out of my mind how he said on monday "she's in alot of pain". Duh, I knew that. Since being diagnosed from mri she's either been drugged or miserable. I can't remember when I last saw my dog. I'm babbling I know--going through alot of emotions right now and so many of you have given me the support and held me up. It makes me so angry that my dog was diagnosed as allergies allergies etc. for years. On ending with a positive note and not a pity party I have decided to start a journal somewhere of all my feelings and going through all this and medical stuff etc. and just maybe it will help somebody else in my boat down the line. The people that have gone through this and contacting me by phone, e-mails etc. are angels from heaven.

4th March 2009, 11:36 PM
On ending with a positive note and not a pity party I have decided to start a journal somewhere of all my feelings and going through all this and medical stuff etc. and just maybe it will help somebody else in my boat down the line. The people that have gone through this and contacting me by phone, e-mails etc. are angels from heaven.

That's a good idea. I think it will help you to get it off yor chest and it will help others going through the same thing.

Sound like a wonderful place Abbey is in. :thmbsup:

4th March 2009, 11:37 PM
Hi Linda, so pleased Abbeys reports are good and she's on the road to recovery, and one step closer to coming home. :rah: Whilst shes away take some 'Me' time, even if its just a couple of hours to give yourself a chance to unwind a little. Best wishes.

4th March 2009, 11:57 PM
They just called and picking her up tomorrow at 4 eastern time so will be late when I get home. I wasn't really expecting her home till friday. I'm going to have my hands full for sure. We got Chelsea spayed today and was told she can't jump for 10 days and wasn't expecting that one so I have her isolated also. This is definitely going to be a sick ward in this house. One end with the sick girls and the other end will be the healthy boys--lol.

5th March 2009, 05:21 AM
thinking of you and Abbey... she is a very lucky lady to have you caring for her. so glad she can be back in her home so soon!