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Raven has had a small hematoma on her neck/chest area for quite a while. It's never bothered her, and two different vets have told me not to mess with it. All of a sudden, though, it has bulged up and started rupturing and leaking blood. Last night it broke again and wouldn't stop dripping, so she went in to the vet bright and early this morning. They bandaged her up and she's coming back again on Wednesday to have it removed. It's got quite a network of arteries feeding it so it will be a difficult/messy removal. They want to send it away to pathology to make sure it hasn't become cancerous, since its "behavior" has changed.

 

While she's out she's going to have a dental. No sense in putting her under anesthesia twice. Looks like one of her canines will need to go, and one of her molars. Total estimated cost for this whole adventure: $1,600. Ouch for her, and for the bank account too!

 

Raven's hematoma... from harmless to icky in one night:

 

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Raven sez she likes her stylin' red bandage. Tiny isn't so sure about it, though.

 

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Please wish this old gal some good luck!

 

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Poor baby girl. I hope you feel better soon. Your boo boo will be gone and you will have nice shiney teeth, too.

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Sending lots of healing thoughts to Raven, and thoughts of abundance to your bank account ;) !!!

 

Please keep us posted on the outcome!

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Lots of prayers and healing energy coming your way old lady girl!

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Good thoughts for that lovely girl!!

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Raven came out of surgery just fine. Apparently she fought the anesthesia and had a hard time going to sleep, but she woke up like a champ. She lost seven teeth (!) and a good chunk out of her chest. We'll have the pathology results on her hematoma in about a week. They applied a sealant called Orajel in hopes of keeping her teeth in good shape, which along with CET chews and brushing with Denta Treat may do the trick.

 

She is still loopy from the drugs and very sore. She's drooling blood and curled up on her bed, stoned out of her gourd.

 

When she is a bit more aware, she will get her guilt presents--a very soft sheep pillow/toy to rest that sore head on and some squishy treats.

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:grouphug Hugs for Raven... Savannah lost 24 teeth recently, there was a bit of bloody drool for the first night and by the next day she was back to her goofy self.
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Continuing prayers and light for Raven. Glad to hear the surgery went well and she's back home. :)

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She is still loopy from the drugs and very sore. She's drooling blood and curled up on her bed, stoned out of her gourd.

 

Awww, poor baby. If my experiences getting my wisdom teeth extracted and being kept good and doped up for a few days afterward (thanks, Mom!) are any measure, she won't remember any of the pain. Here's hoping she's up and doing better soon!

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