Breed: French Bulldog
Weight: 24.6 pounds
Current Location: Houston, TX
Adoption Date: February 21, 2021
Adopted by: Evan Choate and Steven Duble
I asked Karla to give me an update on how Dewey is breathing now that his upper respiratory infection is clearing and he has had surgery to remove the mass on his throat. The mass on his throat came back as benign so there is no conern about cancer there. Dr. Reno will look at him again in a week or so and we will see about getting him neutered. I am so discussing the possibility of if he might be a candidate for the LATE procedure which is a new cutting edge surgery that takes a laser and opens up their turbinates for dogs like Dewey who cannot breathe through his nose. Jennifer Busierre who is the adopter of one of our previous rescues Mr. Nibbs was the very first patient to have this done in illionois. I called her up and discussed this with her a couple of weeks ago. I shared it with Dr. Reno she had not heard of it, I will also discuss with Dr. wilkins to see what he knows about it and maybe Dewey might be a dog who could benefit from this. We shall see.
Dewey is finally settling in. He is sleeping so much better since getting his “breathing bone”. He is even starting to show interest in playing now that he’s more rested. He always knows when someone is in the kitchen and thinks he should get a piece of everything. This stout boy is a real love bug and just as sweet as they come.
He has now been discharged and is staying at a foster home with Karla and Neal. This little man has a very hard time breathing and resting, Karla is now holding him in a propped position and he seems to have found a place where he can rest and sleep. Hopefully removing this mass and recovering from the surgery will make thing easier but right now he’s struggling.
Here is the plan for Dewey, I was literally on the phone most of the day yesterday talking to various specialists and vets on how to proceed with Dewey and his inability to get good airflow. We have decided that he will go on Wednesday to see Dr. Rolfe who is one of our internists and he will scope down his throat, while he is under our surgeon Dr. Wilkins will come over and take a look at what all is going on down his throat and see if we come up with a plan to hopefully correct it and make life easier and healthier for him.
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