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Old 08-21-2012, 11:34 AM
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Oh, this is tough all around -- having him stuck at the vet's and the expense, but I know you're relieved that this is going to be cleared up now!

I'm a little surprised that the vet's keeping him that long. I've never had that experience. Usually after a fairly simple procedure like that they want them home, where they'll feel less stressed.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:04 PM
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Yea, I think it's a little overkill to have him stay there that long since they removed the cyst. Before I understood with the draining system because he would constantly be dripping blood and fluid all over the place, and that'd make for a nasty clean up.

I guess they just want to keep him there to make sure it that it doesn't come back, and make sure no infection sets in.

The expense definitely sucks, probably going to be about 200 dollars after all is said and done. We can hardly afford it, but not much we can do now, and we'll just be glad to have a healthy puppy again.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:57 PM
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Found out they put two different drains on him, and that is why he's staying there so long. It's best we not have a dog walking around with bloody-ooze coming out of him constantly.

Vet didn't say much, other than he's "doing great"
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:26 PM
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Abscesses aren't a lot of fun to take care of. The big yellow tomcat we had kept getting them (foxtails are evil). The vet would open it up, remove the foxtail, and then we'd have to clean it out, pack it with antibiotic and then re-dress it twice a day. Once when we had a camping trip to Disneyland planned. Gulliver and Mickey (my Terrier) went with us and chilled out in the camper while we were at the park, but the jaw abscess still got cleaned out twice a day. It was worse than giving a cat a pill
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:13 AM
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3-4 day vet stay, surgery to remove a cyst, AND put 2 drains in, for $200?

I'm a little jealous.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:13 AM
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I hope he'll be feeling ok, I know you'll be happy to have your boy at home!
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3-4 day vet stay, surgery to remove a cyst, AND put 2 drains in, for $200?

I'm a little jealous.
Yeah, that. I would give my left arm and right leg if our recent bills had been that cheap. Hope your boy is home soon and giving you lots of love.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:41 PM
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Well that 200 dollars I think is just for the surgery and antibiotics and stuff. Probably going to be closer to 300 after everything's all said and done. Which may seem cheap, but not when you bust your butt to bring home 1000 dollars a month.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:30 PM
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The price is beyond reasonable, but even the most reasonable vet bill (or any unexpected expense) can be a huge hurdle when your income is hurting, and in the market today, that can happen to anyone.

Would you believe our vet even charged extra when it was time for Katy to be PTS (at 18+ years) . . . because she wasn't up to date on her shots?
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:14 PM
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wow thats pretty horrible Renee. Anything for a buck I guess..

The vet did tell us that they could work out a payment plan with us, and wouldn't be expected to pay it all in full.

In other news, charlie apparently managed to pull out one of the drains and apparently chewed it up and ate it. They said they will be watching his poops to make sure it passes ok if he indeed did swallow it.

Going to see him myself tomorrow morning (been busy with work and school). Will continue to keep yall updated.
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