Vet outcome: update

As promised.

The saliva gland is seeping its fluid outside, and we are to continue with the hibitane wash twice a day. Our vet, like us, is disappointed there is no improvement, but as we thought, because of Maggie’s age, they are wary of surgery.
It would appear there are several saliva glands in the mouth, and this particular one is the most difficult to get to. Surgery would be at least an hour and for a younger dog, not such a worry.
Our vet is going to ask her senior colleague for his opinion tomorrow and ask him to ring us. He is the vet who successfully performed the operation on the lump in her mouth when the local vet here wouldn’t touch it.

We are obviously anxious as to what to do next. Maggie comes first and we will do what is best for her, so if that is to continue the way we are (it’s not an emergency situation) then so be it.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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31 Responses to Vet outcome: update

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I love how diligent and caring they are. And, as you say, this isn’t an emergency situation and if the best option for Maggie is to continue doing what you’re doing and this gland isn’t bothering her and it’s not affecting her eating, drinking and enjoyment, that’s not such a bad outcome.

  2. Aw w, I was hoping for better news. Please give Maggie a hug for me. Hoping that all will turn out good in the end.

  3. Liz says:

    Thank you for sharing your update. Hugs to Maggie.

  4. blindzanygirl says:

    Aww Di. It’s so difficult when they are older to know exactly what to do. I can completely understand why you would want to just leave things as they are and not take any risks with having surgery. I do hope that Maggie improves. Lots of love to both you and Maggie

  5. Thank goodness for caring vets! It sounds like Ms. Maggie will be fine even if nothing is done. It’s just a bit more worky for you & your hubby, right? If she’s eating and drinking and enjoying her life, then there’s nothing wrong with status quo. It’s when they stop having quality of life that the grim bit comes along. I hope and pray that is far far away for all of you! ❤

  6. I was hoping for an easy solution. Hugs to you all.

  7. Sadje says:

    I hope she gets better soon.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Praying for her 💜💜💜

  9. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  10. Hugs to you all. Thinking of you.

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