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Friday, 1 June 2012

Beki...post op

I wondered if some (or all) of you might be a bit fed up with my progress reports on Beki.  But then I looked at all your lovely comments and good wishes and realised what good friends you have all become, and how you are always there to encourage and support me through the bad times as well as the good.

Mehmet did an excellent job.  Not only that he took the trouble to phone Mr A hourly with progress reports.  What a dedicated man he is.

The operation was a difficult one.  She had a much larger incision than was expected.  There was also a little worry about bleeding after the op, which Mehmet monitored closely, saying that if necessary he would open her up again.  It wasn't a big problem.  He knew what was causing it, and eventually the bleeding stopped and she was OK.

She had more anaesthetic than would normally be given.  Mehmet says because she is such a strong girl and so well looked after, it took more to knock her out.  But she also came round well too, with no after effects.  She continued to improve throughout the day so it wasn't necessary for her to stay in overnight.  We collected her at 7.30pm.

Mehmet is pretty confident that the cancer hasn't spread, but he will do a scan in about 10 days time to make sure, and will continue to follow her progress with regular examinations.

She had a comfortable night.  She managed to get out into the garden to have a wee..always a good sign.   Mehmet gave me two syringes, painkiller and antibiotic, which I gave her this morning.  She was very drowsy this morning, a little hungry, and ate bread and warm milk from my hand.

Poppy was absolutely delighted to see her. She had spent the entire day sitting on the top step of the balcony staring at the gate...waiting.

But best of all...5 minutes ago the sheep went past the house...and Beki started barking.  You always know they're on the mend when the barking returns.

Overall I am delighted.

(Out of interest Mehmet charged us just 130 lira...about £45...for all of this.  Unbelievable!  And proof that he puts the welfare of animals before profit....what a treasure he is)

Thankyou again all of you for showing concern.  Those of you with pets will understand what I've been through.   They become part of our families and mean so much to us.

24 comments:

  1. I am so glad she barked...
    Dear Poppy..waiting. The best of friends.

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    1. Me too! They are such good friends Fly. Lovely isn't it?

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  2. I am so pleased Ayak. I know its not the same, but having worked on a busy gynaey ward I know that patients who are generally in good health and "have looked after themselves" ( no smoking and not overweight) make much better progress after major surgery and anaesthetic, so it makes sense that Beki will respond as well as she possibly can. All fingers crossed that this lovely vet is right about it not having spread. Have a good day.J.

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    1. Of course Janice. Being in good shape really does make a difference to recovery. Apart from her arthritis in her hips which is under control, Mehmet said everything else, heart, lungs, etc are more like those of a 3 year old dog rather than a 10 year old.

      Thanks Janice xx

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  3. That surgery would have cost you a fortune in the states. Glad Beki is doing better.

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    1. It certainly would have Kelleyn. Although if it was a fortune here we would still have found the money somehow xxx

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  4. Came late to this but sending special thoughts for Beki and for you.

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  5. I'm so happy Beki is on the mend. The barking is a rue sign that she'll be up and at 'em again soon. Hooray. This is cause for celebration.

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    1. Thankyou Cross the Pond. We've had a bit more barking throughout the day but mostly sleep..not surprisingly.

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  6. I haven't been commenting but I am watching, hoping recovery continues well today xxx

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  7. So glad to hear Beki has come through the op OK Ayak, and is starting to perk up. Fingers crossed that you've caught it in time. What a lovely vet you've found ! It's so important to have confidence in the person looking after your pets. I know just what you mean about our pets being `one of the family.

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    1. Thankyou Rosemary. Yes it really helps to have absolute confidence in a vet. Particularly in this country where good vets are rare.

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  8. Thanks for the update on Beki....if she's barking that means she's going on the mend. What a good lil' buddy Poppy is....."friends for life."
    I understand what you are going through I've been there with my dogs.....most of all a great Vet you have. Here you would have to sell your car to pay the bills in the thousands.
    Take care....xx

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    1. We are so lucky to have found him Erica. Beki has barked a couple more times but mostly she has slept today which is hardly surprising. She is a little unsteady on her feet but she's getting there xx

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  9. Good to hear that she is doing well.

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  10. Apologies, I'm coming late to all the posts about Beki, Ayak. So sorry to hear about the cancer, but it looks like it has been caught in time and she had been given the most wonderful care. Here's to a rapid and full recovery.

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    1. Hi Perpetua. Thankyou. We are so pleased that she seems to be making a remarkable recovery, all thanks to this wonderful vet.

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  11. That is great news. I'm so pleased that its all under control.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    1. Thanks Maggie..she's doing well xx

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  12. may Beki continue to improve...and be cancer free! yes when the barking starts again...it's definitely a good sign!

    will continue with positive thoughts for her recovery...blessings to your vet!

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    1. Thankyou Theanne. We've had a bit of a worrying time today which I'll post about tomorrow x

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