NeylasMom Posted August 22, 2008 Share Posted August 22, 2008 My foster had her tail amputated yesterday and the vet reported she had the same reaction that Neyla did years ago when she had to be anesthetized to have a dog bite stapled. Basically, they needed to be restrained and anytime there was any sound at all, they'd start to freak out, thrashing around and in a total panic (eyes bugging out of their heads, etc.). I had to sit in a closet and restrain Neyla for several hours before she completely calmed down and call a friend to drive out to pick us up because even as we were leaving she wasn't completely normal and I couldn't trust that she'd be calm while I drove the near hour home. In the process she bit her tongue and bled a bit on me and herself. The vet at the time was greyhound knowledgeable (he had his own, including one he adopted from my group) so he had used anesthesia that should have been fine, but he recommended only using propofol in the future. I am almost positive our vet used the same anesthesia for my foster yesterday. I haven't looked back at Neyla's records, but I'm pretty sure this is what she also had - isofluorane gas and diazepam to put her under. The vet made the same rec - propofol in the future. I had always assumed it was just the anesthesia they used for her, but now I'm thinking this may be more of an issue of spooks just being so confused and terrified when they come out of anesthesia so I'm wondering if you have a true spook, have you encountered this issue? Was it different depending on the anesthesia or how long they were under? I'm worried now that we'll have to go through this each time she has to be put under. At least it's been about 4 years and we haven't had to do it again yet. Thank god for a raw diet. Quote Jen, CPDT-KA with Zuri, lab in a greyhound suit, Violet, formerly known as Faith, Skye, the permanent puppy, Cisco, resident cat, and my baby girl Neyla, forever in my heart "The great thing about science is that you're free to disagree with it, but you'll be wrong." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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