Saturday, December 14, 2013

Some Not-So-Great News

Mom here:
Unfortunately the last surgical procedure for Shelby didn't work as we'd hoped. Yesterday the ruptured gland opening opened again. It is so frustrating because I just want her to feel better. We have been dealing with this off and on for a long time. It's just not fair to Shelby. 
I called and spoke to our vet. He has proven to be amazing through all this! He said that he feels that we have exhausted all of our options and that now the best option is to have a consultation with a surgeon to have the gland removed. Our vet does not do this particular surgery. He has referred us to a surgeon in our area and they called yesterday to talk with the surgeon's office, fax over paperwork, and set everything up. Then, the surgeon's office called me to schedule an appointment. I tried very had to make my schedule work to go next week, but it is the week before Christmas Break and I really don't need to take any days off. So, Shelby and I will be taking ourselves over there bright and early the week after next. Yes, the week of Christmas. If they decide that she does need the surgery they will operate the same day. So, it will be an interesting Christmas Break to say the least. 
I just want Shelby to be better. I will keep everyone posted about what the surgeon says and what will be done. 
Please keep your paws crossed and say a prayer for my sweet girl. 

Here she was last night, laying on her Daddy's lap. She loves cuddle time! 


  1. Sending lots of pack pawhugs and some prayers and warm Florida sunshine too. Feel better soon!

  2. We have our Paws Crossed that surgery will NOT be needed.

  3. Saying a prayer for Shelby that what ever the course may end up, that is will go well and she can get better real soon.

    Baxter, Baxter's Mom & Dad