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We went to our vets yesterday with a view to her having the op yesterday but we both decided to let her try her medicines a bit more to see if they worked on her ulcer. But she was sick last night in the early hours and shes been sick 3 times this afternoon. So i decided to phone the vets we saw in Leeds who did the endoscope for some advice. He said that if the medicines hadn't worked within 2 weeks then he thinks it could more than likely be a tumour causing the tummy acid and to operate sooner rather than later.

I've decided to go with this vet instead of our usual vets because he is an actual specialist in his field at stomach surgery, he's called Tom Clarke and works at Abbey House in Leeds. I couldn't get anyone better to do poppys op. She will have her ulcer removed on Monday and he will look behind to see if there is a tumour causing it. If not he will have to look inside her pancreas as there is a rare occurence in dogs that small tumours can develop there and cause an excess of acid production. He will aoso takes biopsy's from almost everywhere including her lymph nodes.

Has anyone else here gnoe through a similar op or even radical tummy surgery. I am sure she will be fine but there is always the worry with surgery and of the findings, just feel so upset cos i feel useless and cant do anything for her. Shes fine in herself until the sickness starts. But i must admit she is getting very picky on her food, sometimes even refusing it, now that isn't what i call a well labrador, as we all know they LOVE their food.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Her problems started at the end of January, they thought it was a mild nagging pancreas probolem in the beginning so she was treated with low fat food, but it just didn't improve so she was endoscoped in the end which found the ulcer.

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So sorry to hear about the pending operation Hazel
my heart will be with you and yes the Vet your going to use is a very good specialtist indeed a friend of mine has had to use him before for a German sheperad
Suzy , Macy and harvey both give you big wet kisses and hope everything goes fine
Love Tracy
 

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Hi Hazel, so sorry to hear that Poppy has to under go surgery for the ulcer. I know how you feel as Shadow had is first hip op when he was only 7 months and we were beside ourselves with worry. As you say, I'm sure everything will be fine and Poppy will soon be wolfing down her food - sounds like you've got the top man doing the op. Thinking of you all,
 

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Hi hazel...

Wishing you & poppy Good Luck for the operation.... Things will work out well.... I guess it understanble her not eating food just as paul said..very soon she wud be wolfing down her grub....

God Bless
 

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Hi Hazel,

I hope the op goes well.. :D My dog ben had major surgery on his elbow about 9 weeks ago now, so I know what you are going through. I'm sure she will be in good hands :wink:

Let us know how she gets on.
 

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Will be thinking of you both on Monday. Please let us know how it all goes. Good luck.

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:wink: Here's sending Poppy my love. ((( hug )))

It is always a worry, even when they go to the vets for a routine op but I am sure she will be up and about in no time - just try stopping them!
 

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Good luck for Monday, she will be home before you know it and you can give her loadsa cuddles........

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Poppy has got worse today and is going to see Tom Clarke at 6pm with a view to maybe operating tonight. I am annoyed with my regular vet as they asked me to come in this morning, only to tell me off for letting Tom do the op instead of their surgeon. I feel £ signs are in their eyes not the welfare of the dog as i said she was booked in for Monday morning with Tom and they said they couldn't do Monday but another day of waiting wouldn't hurt. That is not in the interest of my dog.

To top all of this, poppy is v poorly today and so am i and my vet made me travel in with no intention of looking at poppy, they just wanted to tell me off and charge me £20 consultation fee for telling me off.

I have looked into a complaints procedure and have found a web site RCVS. Is this who i should be complaining to about how i was treated today. I also think Poppy has been left too long, her problems began at the end of Jan and it was me who asked for the endoscope.

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Everything crossed for you both....please let us know what's happening as soon as you can, sounds like Poppy is now in the best hands !

I can't comment on the complaints procedure as, fortunatly, I have been lucky to never have had probs but I am sure there will be others along here soon who can advise you correctly.

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I've just read your most recent post and I definitely would not hesitate in reporting them to the RCVS. Not that is makes a blind bit of difference, but did you have someone with you? Some proferssionals find it very easy to intimidate people when the are alone, it's quite unjustified and appauling behaviour.

I do hope Poppy's operation goes well, whenever it is and that it now sets you both on the road to recovery.

Coco says "Bonne chance" (she is bilingual now) and I send you bisous (kisses) to make you both feel better.
 

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We have left pop at vets in leeds. Tom wants to ultrasound her belly to see if there is any fluid in there which will be a sign of perforated ulcer. He would prefer to wait til Monday to operate because he has more staff but if needs be he will operate tomorrow.

He wants to be sure theres nothing serious that cant wait til Monday. So left her with my jumper for some company and should be able to pick her up tomorrow if the op will wait til MOnday. They are also going to put her on a drip as shes not drunk much today either.

Missing her already, the house is so quiet without her :(

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Sounds like you both need a hug :(

So it is an ulcer then, he just needs to check if it's perforated ?

Poppy is in best place at the mo and will benefit from the fluids too.

Is he doing ultra sound tonight?

I'm sure you can call in to say goodnight though :wink:
 

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It is definitely an ulcer as he saw it on an endoscope 2 weeks ago, just the meds shes on haven't helped. So the worry is that a tumour could be behind the ulcer or a tumour can be in the pancreas causing excess acid production.

He will be doing the ultrasound as i type.

I dont think we can call in to say night night and its probably best not to as she'll think shes coming home and it will upset her and me too much.

I know when she has her op we can do visiting times.

Love Hx
 
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