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Post by Fenomina on Fri Aug 04 2017, 08:01

Hi all , I'm new to this site but wanted to share this with you in the hope it helps someone else. I have an old boy staffie and on Tuesday he had an op to take out a tooth and have an eyelid wart removed . I thought he would be the usual a bit groggy afterwards but I wasn't prepared for what we have endured for the last 48 hrs ! He has constantly cried , staggered around and been very unsettled the whole time , throughout the day and night , we are exhausted ! I rang the vets in panic wondering what was going on and thinking he was in immense pain although he had had painkillers . I ended up taking him back yesterday morning and he had to have diazepam but even that didn't have a massive effect ! Luckily only this morning ,3 days on he seems more settled . I'm assuming from what the vet said that it was the anaesthetic coming out of his system but it's been awful and I will NEVER put him through that again , my poor boy has been through hell . I searched forums looking for similar stories to help me so I've hope this helps someone else .
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Post by LizP on Fri Aug 04 2017, 08:33

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Post by LizP on Fri Aug 04 2017, 08:37

Crikey, that does sounds like an awful 48 hours. It sounds maybe that he was very scared about feeling so strange or something.

It's a hard choice with older dogs - the risk of anesthetic vs the need to have something done.

I'm glad he's getting back to himself again. I hope you both have a lovely chilled weekend ahead!


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Post by gillybrent on Fri Aug 04 2017, 09:24

hi, welcome to the forum.

thank you so much for sharing your experience, it may help somebody else down the line.

as Liz says, it's difficult, sometimes, to know what to do with an older dog when it comes to anaesthetic. but if he needed a tooth out, then it was probably necessary to do it - a bad tooth can cause so much pain/discomfort!

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Post by Mistys Mum on Fri Aug 04 2017, 10:43

Welcome from Misty and me. That sounds terrible but it's great to hear he is getting over it now. Good to have you on the forum.


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Post by Fenomina on Fri Aug 04 2017, 18:41

Thank you for your replies and if anyone else goes through this I wish you the best ! I think I'm still traumatised along with my lovely boy . He' s a lot more settled now , still not 100% but getting there .

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Post by Mia05 on Sat Aug 05 2017, 06:02

Aw what a sin vets generally recommend no serious operations past 9 y.o doesn't help you though hope ur pups better soon.xxx

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Post by gillybrent on Sat Aug 05 2017, 19:02

Hopefully he'll go from strength to strength!

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Post by -Ian- on Tue Aug 08 2017, 20:28

Sounds like you and he have had a terrible time. It really is a tough decision to go ahead with an op on an older dog.

Pleased to read that he's through the worst now and hopefully well on the way to getting back to his normal self.


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Post by Fenomina on Tue Aug 08 2017, 22:13

Yes thankfully now he is back to his normal self . Never again !!
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