I took Dorothy to the vet on Wednesday; after examining her, he said she had an Inguinal Hernia and would need surgery. I asked him how serious it was . . . not knowing Dorothy's history, the vet couldn't say if she had it all the while (congenital) or if it was the result of pregnancy.
I also asked the vet about the urgency of this surgery; he replied, "With this kind of hernia, it would be a 'crap shoot'. She can go on living like this the rest of her life with no problem at all, or, if the hole should stretch open, her bowel can fall through, causing more serious and life-threatening problems."
He also said that it was a tedious surgery and there are a few surgeons that can or would do it successfully. He also told me that it was expensive and he had a surgeon who can perform this surgery successfully. He then further said that he (the vet) would waive his portion of the fees.
The first estimate for this surgery was $2400;
CRUSA is getting estimates from other vets at this time
so no date has been determined.
DOROTHY'S HEALING ANGELS ARE ...
BEIGE WISHART & SIDNEY JAMES
JACK & RUBY
KATHY & BOB GAMACHE
CLAIR & ANITA ADAMS
JACKIE & TOM McGUINNESS
MR MAC, ELLE & MAHRI
Cruise to NYC with Jackie & Tom in Summer 2010 HERE
Experience the BRIT BLIZ OF 2009 HERE
Cruise the Mediterranean with Jackie & Tom in Summer 2009 HERE
Cruise the Mediterranean with Jackie & Tom in Summer 2008 HERE
Visit the entire McGuinness Pack at Home HERE
SHELLY & BOB SIMINSKI
NORA & DAVID DONALD