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TCS vibes for my best friends doberman - Brain surgery

post #1 of 23
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Hey everyone,

My best friends dog (and my favourite dobernephew) is under the knife today. He is getting a brain shunt put in because he has hydroencephalistis (fluid build up in the brain). The surgery is of course, necessary. She loves this dog so much and has done so much for him, he is only 2, but the sweetest boy you could ever have!

The surgery has been done successfully on another dobe, with an excellent prognosis!

He needs tons and tons of vibes for today!

Thanks
post #2 of 23
Ohhhhh, the poor baby!! Lots of for your dobernephew.
post #3 of 23
How did the surgery go? Hopefully everything went well!
post #4 of 23
Wow sounds serious! I hope the surgery is a success and your dobernephew recovers beautifully. By the way, what is his name?
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
His name is Lexxington (Lexx).

He came out of the surgery like a champ and the Dr. was very optimistic. However today (day after surgery) he had a grand mal seizure (this was part of his symptoms) however they did tinker in his brain so hopefully this was just caused by stress and the surgery, however now he can't come home for atleast another day or two. Recovery is going to be a couple weeks assuming no more complications. But he is in the very best hands at a very good vet hospital....... so lot's more vibes for his successful recovery!



Lexx - Proud Doberman


Lexx and his (currently worried sick) mommy. Don't dobermans look mean and scary?
post #6 of 23
Lexx is a very lovely boy. Sending lots and lots of for a speedy and full recovery.
post #7 of 23
Thoughts and prayers for the handsome boy. And vibes too.
post #8 of 23
Oh what a huge handsome boy.

Many many vibes and prayers headed that way for Lexx and his family
post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 
well.... thanks for all the vibes. Lexx is coming home today No more seizures, so fingers crossed for a quick recovery! (as quick as you can recover from brain surgery )
post #10 of 23
That's wonderful!! for continuing his quick recovery!
post #11 of 23
Lexx is so handsome!! I'm glad his surgery was a success, plenty of healing vibes for the poor Dobey boy and comfort hugs for his mommy Do let her know we're all rooting for Lexx! Keep us posted on his condition, I know I'll be checking back here regularly.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by lmunsie View Post
His name is Lexxington (Lexx).

He came out of the surgery like a champ and the Dr. was very optimistic. However today (day after surgery) he had a grand mal seizure (this was part of his symptoms) however they did tinker in his brain so hopefully this was just caused by stress and the surgery, however now he can't come home for atleast another day or two. Recovery is going to be a couple weeks assuming no more complications. But he is in the very best hands at a very good vet hospital....... so lot's more vibes for his successful recovery!



Lexx - Proud Doberman


Lexx and his (currently worried sick) mommy. Don't dobermans look mean and scary?
Oh my goodness! I just want to kiss his terrifying little face!

He is adorable! for a quick recovery!
post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for keeping interested everyone!
Lexx is doing amazing! Besides looking like Frank-n-dobe (long scar down the middle of the forehead to the middle of the shoulderblades) he is proving to be very resiliant. A little tired but getting back to his old self! No seizures....
post #14 of 23
That's very good news. for continued healing and good recovery.
post #15 of 23
Sending along my love and vibes to your handsome sweetie.
Lexx
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
For those who are interested here are some images of the incisions

Lexx's head


Back end


However his mom maintains that it looks far worse than it is! As you can see he is more interested in his bones then on his frank-n-dobe appearance!


As for an update she said he is getting better and better everyday.......which is good and bad, because he is getting more and more energy everyday and he has to be kept leashed for something like 3-4 weeks!!! No off leash outdoor time! Yikes.

My SO is going to dobersit while they are away tomorrow since he needs 24 hour care as well (too make sure there is no scratching at the incisions or where the shunt is) it was a big suregery but worth every penny and minute of care because he should live a full and happy life now!
post #17 of 23
I am so glad that he is healing well.
Sending continued healing vibes to Lexx.
post #18 of 23
Awww poor baby, Im glad it doesnt seem to bother him.
For him to continue to have a successful recovery with no more seizures.
His Mom obviously adores him
post #19 of 23
I just did a bit of googling about this because we imported a male from Australia who was carrying "Hydrocephalus" - this condition I wouldn't wish upon anybody - furry or human. I couldn't really find much info on the one your friends Dobie has, but was pleased to find it was hydrocephalus - because none of our kittens lived past 6 weeks!

Thinking of Lexx - what a beauty.
post #20 of 23
For Lexx to have a speedy recovery.
post #21 of 23
Woohoo! Great to hear he's doing so well

Keep staying strong, Lexx! We're all cheering you on
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well here is lexx's official Case file at special needs dobermans. This is a great website where people can donate money to the vet(in this case neurologist) that will pay for all the follow up, or refund the credit card that paid.....

http://www.doberman911.org/cases/lexxington.html

Since the surgery there has been good and bad days....... He seems to have bad throat irritation from the intubation, which has cause coughing/gagging/gas/grass eating, leading to sickness and throwing up, which has led to more vet appointments and x-rays (fear of bloat). On top of that he smashed his incisions open on the top of his crate and opened the incision. The normal vets wouldn't treat him so she had to go back to the specialist to get it treated. She has now spent $11000...... on the dogs health. She has had to watch him 24/7 since the surgery so has been working very minimally on top of this. Just wow. I honestly don't know how she is getting through this, as like myself she is a PhD student, and we don't exactly make the best salary. Now that's love...........

More healing vibes?
post #23 of 23
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She has now spent $11000...... on the dogs health. She has had to watch him 24/7 since the surgery so has been working very minimally on top of this. Just wow. I honestly don't know how she is getting through this, as like myself she is a PhD student, and we don't exactly make the best salary. Now that's love...........
He is so lucky to have such an AWESOME mom, and lucky his mom has really good friends who can help her watch over him!
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