Join Date: Jun 2016
Dogs Name: Grizzly
Dogs Age: 5 Months
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So here's the story..
We took him to VCA parkway in Tacoma, Washington. They didn't have any openings for a date to be cropped around 12 weeks and assured us he would be perfectly fine to do at 14 weeks. We brought him in on that date, the surgeon said this was definitely not ideal for it to be done at 14 weeks and that it was the receptionist's error and should have been done at 12. She was slightly concerned of his cartlidge that started to form. They then informed us about a condition that dobies commonly have that prevents the blood from clotting. This happened to be his case according to the vet. Therefore he was kept overnight in a compression head band to stop the bleeding. We came to pick him up the next day and he was in extreme pain. He was supposed to be tranquilized for the 3.5 hour ride home but was not. We followed the prescription instructions exactly 2 pain pills a day and 2 antibiotics a day, one in the morning and one at night. He stayed in such great pain all day that we were worried enough to take him into Dove Lewis emergency care. We told them our story and that's when things start to get worse. They said the pill he was prescribed for pain, 2 a day, (one in morning and one in night) would not even cut it. They said to do the same pills but 1.5 pills, three times a day. Then also prescribed a nerve sensitivity blocking medication and an anti inflammatory. We followed Dove Lewis' instructions and he is doing much much better. He's playing, showing no actual signs of pain. Back to eating, drinking and sleeping. He's back to being himself again, very friendly, loving and playful. The surgeon at VCA in Tacoma also said he had some hematomas on his left ear and that should be fine and drain naturally. We have not yet been able to inspect anything due to him have his ears already wrapped. They sent him out of the door with ears up and an e-collar. The wrappings seem to be loose and coming off. He has no real bridge, just tape crossing over his head connecting the two wraps. We are very concerned about all of this and it seems that everything that could possibly gone wrong, has gone wrong. I know this was a huge write up but I didn't want to leave anything out. Now our last concern is the ears being wrapped up as they are. Any help, advice, tips, and knowledge would be extremely appreciated.
Thank you, Travis, Ruby and Grizzly