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Reconstructive Surgery - genitals...(sigh)

bendyfoot
May 22nd, 2009, 12:24 PM
Ok, just throwing this out there...has any one ever had their dog undergo, or know of one who has had, reconstructive surgery on their genitals (the vulva, specifically i.e. the "outie" part") in order to correct a congenital defect that is responsible for recurring infections?

:wall:

luckypenny
May 22nd, 2009, 12:32 PM
Is this for Heidi?

bendyfoot
May 22nd, 2009, 12:33 PM
No, Jaida (of course).:rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
May 22nd, 2009, 12:35 PM
I believe mummummum's Ceili had the surgery done, bendyfoot.

bendyfoot
May 22nd, 2009, 12:39 PM
Haven't seen M3 in a while...

I mean, she's been through worse. I dunno. It's just one more thing.

luckypenny
May 22nd, 2009, 12:46 PM
Oh, I guess she's been spayed already then :o. Fanny, our previous foster had a recessed vulva so we decided to let her go through a heat and see if it would correct itself...which it did. We had her spayed afterwords when everything was where it was supposed to be.

She did have a quite the persistent UTI that lasted quite some time. It was treated with two rounds of anti-biotics (consecutively) and we added 500mg cranberry supplements with yogurt high in probiotics to each meal (she was fed Orijen though, not raw) which seemed to do the trick in getting rid of the UTI once and for all.

Do you know if it's a recurring or pesistent UTI that Jaida has?

hazelrunpack
May 22nd, 2009, 12:50 PM
MMM is still around now and then, bendy--you might be able to get a PM through to her.

I never realized that this problem was so common! Ceili, Fanny, Jaida... Bummer :frustrated:

bendyfoot
May 22nd, 2009, 12:52 PM
Knowing what we know now we're kicking ourselves for getting Jaida spayed pre-puberty. I suspect it would have been beneficial for her in many ways to delay the spay. What's done is done, though, sigh. :sad:

It's not UTIs she gets, it's vaginal tract infections. And right now a galloping case of dermatitis. It's more due to extra folds of skin around the vulva, which is already slightly recessed/small.

Egads, i just saw a dog vulvoplasty on youtube. Erk. I guess it's a quick/easy procedure. But oooooowwwwwww.......

hazelrunpack
May 22nd, 2009, 01:04 PM
Ya, I hear ya. :eek:

Thank dawg for pain meds!

Poor Jaida has really been through the wringer, hasn't she? :grouphug:

Mat&Murph
May 22nd, 2009, 01:10 PM
wow.I never knew that could happen. your poor girl!! :grouphug: Hang in there

luckypenny
May 22nd, 2009, 01:11 PM
I just did a quick look-up and it looks like a vulvoplasty is the treatment most vets recommend. However, it would appear that it's not effective if a dog also has vestibulovaginal stenosis :shrug:.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11804321?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsP anel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed

http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rfoster/repropath/surgicalpath/female/dog/female_dog_vulva.htm

bendyfoot
May 22nd, 2009, 01:21 PM
I'm thinking even if she has a mild case of the stenosis, it would at least help with the dermatitis, which is just blech. Poor girl is bald down there right now. The Brazillian look is just not doing a thing for her.

luckypenny
May 22nd, 2009, 01:27 PM
I'm thinking even if she has a mild case of the stenosis, it would at least help with the dermatitis, which is just blech. Poor girl is bald down there right now. The Brazillian look is just not doing a thing for her.

:laughing: Sorry, that was hilarious :o.

Do you give her any probiotics and/or cranberry supplements? They're supposed to be good for ph levels of skin as well as well as help in combatting fungal infections :shrug:.

You have to give Jaida a great big smoochie from me please :lovestruck:.

bendyfoot
May 22nd, 2009, 01:29 PM
No i haven't tried any of those, but the probiotics would probably be best, she can get yeasty...:rolleyes:

I will give Jaida one smoochy-smooch in your name this evening :lovestruck:

chico2
May 22nd, 2009, 04:12 PM
Bendyfoot,I was hoping that it would not be Jaida,not that I want it for any dog,but Jaida has had enough problems.
I hope this is an easy procedure:fingerscr

bendyfoot
July 28th, 2009, 01:06 PM
shameless bump in hopes that Dr. Lee will visit with insight since he's hanging around here today...

Dr Lee
July 28th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Ok, just throwing this out there...has any one ever had their dog undergo, or know of one who has had, reconstructive surgery on their genitals (the vulva, specifically i.e. the "outie" part") in order to correct a congenital defect that is responsible for recurring infections?

:wall:

I assume we are talking about an episioplasty? ...to remove excess perivulvar tissue which can hold in urine and bacteria. This is actually a common procedure and typically works well. It is like a 'face lift'... just in the opposite end of the pet. It usually involves removing a crescent shaped piece of skin and underlying fat. On occasion a second surgery might be needed if not enough tissue was taken on the first surgery. Here is a link from the AVMA which shows a retrospective study that is very encouraging: AVMA Abstract (http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/abs/10.2460/javma.2001.219.1577?cookieSet=1&journalCode=javma). Also here is another link: Veterinary Practice News (http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-practice-news-columns/surgical-insights/common-cause-of-chronic-uti-has-a-surgical-solution.aspx)

Many veterinarians can perform this surgery (with or without laser;))

bendyfoot
July 28th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Yes, an episioplasty...at least that's what I'm assuming the vet meant when she mentioned it last time we were in. Have you seen this used to treat dermatitis and what was the outcome?

Dr Lee
July 28th, 2009, 01:25 PM
...and bendyfoot - thanks for bumping it up!:D

also feel free to PM me if you ever want me to look at a thread. Personal life has been a little strained lately, so I have not spent as much time on pets.ca as I would like to. :dog:

bendyfoot
July 28th, 2009, 01:28 PM
I understand personal life stuff getting in the way these days, and I appreciate you having a look...

another question...we're looking at getting this done probably in the fall...is there anything we should be doing in the meantime to mitigate it? We try to keep her from licking/chewing as best as we're able, I often will wipe with Malacetic wipes that I was given, sometimes I'll put a little antibiotic ointment on there if I'm going to be around long enough to monitor that she's not going to lick it off... I feel bad for her, I'm always hearing "nibblenibblenibble" if I step out of the room. :frustrated:

Dr Lee
July 28th, 2009, 01:28 PM
Yes. It works well as long as the problem is localized to the perivulvar region. If the problem is from a small amount of urine sitting perivuvlarly and leading to secondary dermatitis, then this should work well.

If there are other problems (food allergy, atopy, etc...) then it will not be as successful. Also a swab cytology might be helpful at the time of surgery - make sure that we know if the local dermatitis is secondary to yeast or bacteria - as antibiotics can make fungal infections worse and visa versa. Usually antibiotics alone post op will work though.

Dr Lee
July 28th, 2009, 01:31 PM
The wipes are good. How is her weight? If there is any extra pounds, it will make this condition worse.

Also most topical medications are designed to have the majority of the medication absorbed within 10-15 minutes and what is left over is just a carrying agent - often similar to vaseline. Neosporin works well. If there is extra inflammation, Neosporin Plus (which has cortisone) can be helpful as well.

bendyfoot
July 28th, 2009, 01:31 PM
The area extends about 1-1.5" away from the vulva in all directions. There is some hair loss and irritation further up her belly, and around her anus, but I'm pretty sure that's from the chewing she's doing. She's had several bacterial vaginal infections (staph). No UTIs that we've been able to detect. Very minor presence of fungus showed up on a swab.

If it was an allergy would we expect to see irritation elsewhere? She occasionally gets some dermatitis between her toes but is otherwise fine apparently...

bendyfoot
July 28th, 2009, 01:32 PM
ok I've used an OTC cortisone a few times too when things looked really red.

She's definitely NOT overweight, we have to stuff her with a ton of food to keep any weight on her, she's usually on the bony side.

Good to know about the absorption rate of the topicals, I didn't know that before...I can mellow out about watching her for licking after 15 minutes then, yay!

bendyfoot
January 14th, 2010, 08:08 PM
So I'm reviving this thread because there's very little information and fewer personal accounts available on the web, or on this site, and if someone wanders to pets.ca looking for information about an episioplasty, at least there will be this (Yes, I document things. It's what I do, I'm a geek and can't help it)

Jaida, our three year old GSD, had an episioplasty today, to treat the dermatitis she's been suffering around her genital area for quite some time. Medications, wipes, creams etc. had not helped to this point so this was really our last option if we wanted to treat it.

As Dr. Lee described in a earlier post, Jaida now has a horseshoe or crescent-shaped incision between her vulva and her anus. I'm guessing the incision is about 7" long in total; it has been closed with sutures. She has been sent home with antibiotics, and two pain medications (Tramadol and Metacam).

The incision bleeds only a little bit, as long as she's leaving it alone. I've been assured that this is normal for such a highly vascularized area of the body. She is, however, wanting to scoot her bum on the floor; this is definitely something I'm going to be preventing her from doing, as it worsens the bleeding considerably. I'm having a bit of an issue with her cone, too...it's long enough to keep her from licking, but the edge of the cone itself it banging the incision. I'm now considering spending the night here with her on the floor to keep her from damaging the wound...overkill? Maybe, but what's a worried dog-mom to do?

I've also been instructed to apply warm compresses to the area 2-3 times a day. I managed to do this successfully once tonight, although it seemed to be sore for her when I did it.

She has peed once tonight, and it didn't seem to hurt at all, so that's a positive thing.

I may post a picture, or a link to one, later this week so interested parties can get an idea of what we're working with here. There is one video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54WMHU67xuo), of the surgery itself, available on YouTube, for those who aren't squeamish.

rainbow
January 14th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Bendy, I hope Jaida has a speedy recovery. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

Since there is so little info here about an episioplasty/vulvoplasty I think you should post your information in the Pet Encyclopedia forum http://www.pets.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=65 with a link to this thread. :thumbs up

TeriM
January 15th, 2010, 02:11 AM
Speedy recovery for Jaida :goodvibes: :fingerscr :goodvibes:.

bendyfoot
January 15th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Bendy, I hope Jaida has a speedy recovery. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

Since there is so little info here about an episioplasty/vulvoplasty I think you should post your information in the Pet Encyclopedia forum http://www.pets.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=65 with a link to this thread. :thumbs up

Hm, maybe not a bad idea. I can post the few links I found too. Alright lemme see what I can come up with.

Ok, new entry here: Episioplasty-canine (http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=67934)

And an update for this thread today:

She slept well overall last night, from 11-4 a.m. without a peep. She got another Tramadol at 4:30, and I napped with her until about 6 a.m.; she needed some supervision because she was trying to scoot/lick again.

She had a pee this morning, no problem, and enjoyed a good roll in the snow. She started her antibiotics this morning.

One thing that surprises me is that it doesn't seem to hurt when she wags her tail...I would have thought that would be sore, but her tail hasn't stopped!!!

She is napping now, with her cone on, and is being a good girl. :D

rainbow
January 15th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Glad to hear that Jaida is recovering well. :thumbs up

And, thanks for posting the info in the Encyclopedia forum :grouphug: .....it was very well written. :highfive:

bendyfoot
January 16th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Little update:

one end of the incision is still weeping a bit (clear bloody fluid)...I spoke to the vet today about it, and she said it's ok/normal...but I wasn't too worried about it really.

I'm still giving Tremadol three times a day and Metacam once...but we seem to be able to go longer between Tremadol doses before she gets fidgety, so I'm hoping to reduce her to 2x/day tomorrow. Her pain seems to be managed really well.

I have to say I'm really impressed with her recovery so far...she's really full of beans, I have to keep her penned inside mostly, and definitely have to keep her on-leash when outside, otherwise she'd be doing zoomies around the yard I'm pretty sure.

I'll post a photo update later tonight.

On a side note, the lumpectomy incision on her side, which is also pretty big (about 7" long, 10 stitches) seems to be non-existant in her opinion...she's not bothered by it in the slightest and is sleeping on that side as I type this. It's looking lovely and healthy; I'm very pleased.

chico2
January 17th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Bendy,I have kept an eye on Jaidas post and I am really glad she's doing better:grouphug:

rainbow
January 17th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Glad to hear that Jaida is still doing well. :thumbs up :goodvibes: :grouphug:

Frenchy
January 17th, 2010, 03:28 PM
I have to say I'm really impressed with her recovery so far...she's really full of beans,

Very glad to hear that ! :thumbs up wtg Jaida :dog:

hazelrunpack
January 17th, 2010, 04:00 PM
:goodvibes:, Jaida! You go, gurl! :thumbs up

bendyfoot
January 18th, 2010, 03:36 PM
So today is day 4 post-op. On the advice of the vet, I took her in for a quick re-check this morning; I think my description over the phone of the incision still being a bit "oozy" made them want to double check things.

So the apointment was quick: the incision is healing well overall, the oozies continue to be just normal clear, bloody fluids draining, which is good. Swelling/inflammation of the site is minimal. The vet was really pleased with how it's coming along.

I hadn't spoke to her since the surgery, only the tech, so I asked how much skin was removed...aparently a slightly more than one inch wide strip...wow! The surgery from YouTube I posted shows maybe only a centimeter or so. I'm glad she took more than too little...I'd hate it if she needed a "touch up" because not enough skin was removed!

So we're on a good course so far...but I DO have some homework tonight: I'm to soak the incision thoroughly and try to pick off some of the crusty/scabby bits. Oh what fun! :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
January 18th, 2010, 10:04 PM
Glad to hear the healing is progressing well! Good girl, Jaida! :goodvibes: And good job, Mommy! :highfive:

lindashinn
January 22nd, 2010, 12:02 PM
Hi Bendyfoot? in particular.
I am frustrated, as, my little Pom' Zoey has been suffering, and us with her,with inflamation of her vulva, for some time now.
We have tried all kinds of antibacterial ointments, diaper creams, lip balm, baby powder, and have washed her with special soap for vaginal area, and patted her dry, etc. and none of it really seems to help her much.
She will improve a little,and then the next thing we know she is itchy,and rubbing on the carpet and miserable, and crying. She will go out to pee and then be frantic because it burns,and will plead to be let back in the house and will then run to the bedroom and up onto the bed because she knows I will dry her and put ointment on her so it stops burning.
What my question is, is this:
Zoey's vulva has always seemed to be recessed, and our vet has told me that he won't consider any surgery at all, until I have dieted her down to
10 lbs. She is on a Purina OM Dog Food, the OM standing for "Overweight Managment". It is bought from the vet and it is working. She lost 1 lb. over six months.
But she and we are miserable with this problem, and I can't help wondering if it might not be a better idea for her to have the surgery done first, and then continue with the diet after the surgery.
I am determined to get her down to the 10 lbs. and maintain her weight there.
I have a postal scale that I then taped a small dog bed onto a cookie sheet for putting on top of the scale, and then hit the "tare" button so it subtracts the weight of the cookie sheet and dog bed, and it then will give me very accurate weights of any of the dogs that I take care of down to the half ounce.
I think that I am ready to take Zoey to another vet for a second opinion on this. If I honestly felt that simply dieting her down by a couple more pounds would solve the issue, I would be fine with just doing that.
But, her vulva seems so deeply recessed, that I just don't feel confident that simply dieting her down by two move pounds will fix it.
I am SO tired of trying so hard to keep after wiping and drying and washing and ointments, etc., that I honestly feel exhausted.
Anyone else have a similar experience?
Anyone have any suggestions?

bendyfoot
January 23rd, 2010, 08:24 AM
Hi there, I totally understand your frustration with the ongoing and daily cleaning, wiping, and discomfort your pet is experiencing. In our case, Jaida was not overweight at all...we are very careful to keep her lean. I'm not a vet, but from what I understand, obesity is a major cause of the extra skin that causes the problem.

My thinking would be this: if you do the surgery now, THEN lose the weight, your pom will further change her body shape...there could be loose skin or something left behind, which could mean another surgery, which you definitely wouldn't want. Weight gain after the surgery could mean the condition comes back, too...your vet probably just want to make sure that she's in optimal condition for the surgery, and wants to make sure you're committed to helping keep her weight healthy in the long run.

You might want to look around for a different food to help with the weight loss. Dry food is usually NOT helpful. Maybe go to the food forum and ask for some suggestions there. No extra treats or bites of food between meals would also be helpful. Do you free-feed or measure out her daily portions?

If you're not confident with your vet, then it wouldn't hurt get a second opinion...there's no harm in it.

bendyfoot
January 23rd, 2010, 04:13 PM
Post-op pics for days 3, 5 and 8 (yesteday) now up on the link in the encyclopedia entry.

Mission: pick all crusties - complete. It took me about 3 days to get them all off, I had to do it in stages. The incision is looking pretty good (not having all that dried blood junk on it improves its appearance a lot). It's still weeping from the bottom left side, but just blood, so that's ok. She would very much like to lick it. I think between the healing, the hair re-growth, and the stitches, it's driving her crazy. The cone is our friend. Otherwise she's fine and I'm relaxing about her activity a little bit-I was carrying her up the big stairs and had her onleash at all times outside...I'm letting her do the stairs and wander the yard a bit now, but still now playing with the other girls. She howls and screams in the house when she catches me playing frisbee outside with Heidi :( but darn it her sister needs some exercise!!!!:frustrated:

Frenchy
January 23rd, 2010, 04:18 PM
She howls and screams in the house when she catches me playing frisbee outside with Heidi :( but darn it her sister needs some exercise!!!!:frustrated:

aww poor Jaida :(

bendyfoot
January 23rd, 2010, 04:25 PM
Yeah I know, I feel so bad for her :( She's such a big sucky-baby. :(

Frenchy
January 23rd, 2010, 04:29 PM
Yeah I know, I feel so bad for her :( She's such a big sucky-baby. :(

how long does she has to wait before being ok to play outside ?

bendyfoot
January 23rd, 2010, 04:32 PM
She's going for a re-check and hopefully getting her stitches out on Tuesday...if the vet says it's ok then, then I'll let her play again. :fingerscr

Frenchy
January 23rd, 2010, 04:55 PM
She's going for a re-check and hopefully getting her stitches out on Tuesday...if the vet says it's ok then, then I'll let her play again. :fingerscr

wooohooo ! Patience Jaida , freedom is coming ! :goodvibes:

rainbow
January 23rd, 2010, 10:20 PM
Poor, poor Jaida :( .....hang in there beautiful girl. :grouphug:

TeriM
January 23rd, 2010, 10:22 PM
Hugs and cuddles to beautiful Jaida :grouphug:. She will be bouncing with her buddies very soon :highfive:.

chico2
January 24th, 2010, 11:38 AM
Aww Jaida,I hope this will be it for now:pray:no more surgery and stuff for brave,beautiful Jaida:fingerscr
On the other hand,imagine if she did not have you to always give her great care,whenever something is wrong:grouphug:
In a way,since we've know Jaida from puppy-hood,leg-amputation etc..she's like a Pets mascot:dog:

hazelrunpack
January 24th, 2010, 12:32 PM
She's gonna be so happy after she gets her stitches out! :highfive: Course, then she'll be really rarin' to go, so I hope she gets her permission to play from the vet at the same time! :o She certainly deserves play time! She's been such a good girl! :dog:

bendyfoot
January 26th, 2010, 11:43 AM
Le sigh.

Things are never easy for this girl...:wall:

So she had her 12-day recheck, which was supposed to mean "suture removal", about an hour ago.

She's staying for the afternoon so they can sedate her, abrade some tissue on the incision and re-suture with a different material. I think only the sides (the "straight" parts of the inverted-U-shaped incision) are getting re-done; the top part (the curve of the U) is supposedly healing well).

She had popped the very bottom left stitch last night, and it opened up a fair bit, and bled. I suspected they would put some staples in or something, and that WAS her first thought upon seeing the open part, but when the vet started removing the sutures on the other side, basically the same thing happened.

She'll be putting more subdermal sutures in as well.

Blarg. :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
January 26th, 2010, 12:15 PM
Oh, crap, bendy! :frustrated: Did the vet offer an opinion as to why the bottom part of the incision is being so slow to heal?

:goodvibes: for Jaida! I hope this last treatment will get her back on track! :fingerscr

bendyfoot
January 26th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Her opinion was basically: "HUH? What the...???" She really didn't have any idea.

:laughing:
My opinion was: "Well, it IS Jaida we're talking about here...":rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
January 26th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Maybe she just had an allergy to the suturing material. That would be pretty peculiar, though, since the top part of the incision is knitting nicely. :shrug:

Oh, Jaida, Jaida, what are we gonna do with ya? *sigh* I guess we'll just have to love you up in absentia and your mom will have to channel all the good wishes and healing vibes when she hugs you and makes nice-nice over you. :cloud9:

bendyfoot
January 26th, 2010, 12:29 PM
I just hope the "nice-nice" doesn't involve me trying to calm another anaesthetic hangover complete with frantic spazzing and me sleeping on the floor again...:frustrated: :laughing:

On a positive note, her lumpectomy sutures DID come out; that big thing healed without so much as a whisper of complaint! :angel:

rainbow
January 26th, 2010, 01:29 PM
<sigh> :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

But they shouldn't have to sedate her as much since they're only doing resuturing this time. :grouphug:

bendyfoot
January 31st, 2010, 12:30 PM
Quick update:

I shouldn't have worried, she came home comfy, relaxed, slept well, and her incision looks a million times better (updated pic on her photo album (http://s878.photobucket.com/albums/ab349/jaidas_episioplasty/?action=view&current=Day4post-opround2.jpg))

Also, her dermatitis is looking soooooo much better already! :cloud9: I'll put those pics here, 'cause they're not yucky...

About 1 week before surgery:
http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab349/jaidas_episioplasty/Dermatitis.jpg

Today, 16 days later:
http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab349/jaidas_episioplasty/dermatitis16dayspost-op-1.jpg

GoldenAngel
January 31st, 2010, 02:31 PM
Poor thing! Looks like a great improvement though!!

hazelrunpack
January 31st, 2010, 02:34 PM
Oh, that does look so much better, bendy! :highfive: The incision in that second pic is looking really good, too! :goodvibes:

hazelrunpack
January 31st, 2010, 02:40 PM
LOL, bendy! :laughing: I went out to your site to see the pic. Couldn't download it cuz it's photobucket and my connection is wonky today, but I could still see it. In the lower left-hand corner was a paid ad for "Products" and there was a mug, a deck of cards, note cards, etc, all with a picture of Jaida's surgery on it! :eek: :laugh:

My thought when I saw the mug was that I sure as heck wasn't gonna put that up to my mouth! :eek: :laughing:

However, I must say, the surgical site is looking much much better! :goodvibes: :highfive: (I'm just not gonna order any of those products... :p)

bendyfoot
January 31st, 2010, 03:47 PM
My thought when I saw the mug was that I sure as heck wasn't gonna put that up to my mouth! :eek: :laughing:
)

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Yeah, I just about peed myself when I first noticed the "Episioplasty Product Line" :laughing:

Can you imAGINE???:D

Dee-O-Gee
January 31st, 2010, 04:00 PM
Wow BF! What a difference between the before & after. Jaida's resting comfortable now? I'm sure it will only get better from here on it. :thumbs up

So are you gonna buy any post op Episioplasty Product Lines--maybe a t-shirt? :D

chico2
January 31st, 2010, 04:07 PM
Bendy,I am sooo happy for Jaida and you,clear sailing from now on,ok:dog:that's enough :grouphug:

bendyfoot
January 31st, 2010, 04:18 PM
Wow BF! What a difference between the before & after. Jaida's resting comfortable now? I'm sure it will only get better from here on it. :thumbs up

Yep, as far as she's concerned, she's fine. I'm letting her get some exercise now, even! :thumbs up

So are you gonna buy any post op Episioplasty Product Lines--maybe a t-shirt? :D

I'll buy one if YOU do! :p

Dee-O-Gee
January 31st, 2010, 04:20 PM
I'll buy one if YOU do! :p

Can I get it autographed? :D :laughing: :laughing:

bendyfoot
January 31st, 2010, 04:21 PM
Ab-so-freaking-lutely!:laughing:

Dee-O-Gee
January 31st, 2010, 04:41 PM
Humph!!! Having a hard time on which picture to choose from and if I want a t-shirt, or a deck of cards! :shrug:

Definitely don't want a mug! :D

bendyfoot
January 31st, 2010, 04:49 PM
:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Spatx
January 31st, 2010, 06:59 PM
:laughing::laughing::laughing: That gave me a laugh, too funny! I have to say the mug is just ... no! I could never drink from that :laughing:

Jaida is looking worlds better!

Myka
January 31st, 2010, 07:42 PM
:goodvibes: for Jaida!

Tundra_Queen
February 4th, 2010, 12:42 AM
:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Yeah, I just about peed myself when I first noticed the "Episioplasty Product Line" :laughing:

Can you imAGINE???:D

Would make a heck of a Christmas card! LOL

I'm glad to hear that Jaida is getting a bit better. Just looking at those pics made me cross my legs ...it looks so painful. Now I know how guys feel. :D

bendyfoot
February 8th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Last update: the sutures are out (http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab349/jaidas_episioplasty/Stitchesout.jpg)! :D:D:D:party::D:D:D

Jaida is very pleased that no one will be messing with her behind from now on:
http://i878.photobucket.com/albums/ab349/jaidas_episioplasty/Yay_edited-2.jpg

The BEST news: she hasn't been wearing a cone or ANYthing for the past 5 days or so, she has ZERO interest in that area now! :cloud9: What used to be a constant stream of nibblenibblenibble licklicklick nibblenibblenibble, is now...silence! And it's golden!

Macomom
February 8th, 2010, 11:48 AM
What a pretty picture of Jaida :)
You must be relieved that you are ending this long challenge, Bendy.

Love4himies
February 8th, 2010, 11:48 AM
Awwwwww, sweet Jaida, you have to stop this stress on mommy from now on. Perfect health is all you are allowed to have:D


So glad to hear she is pretty much fully recovered. :thumbs up

bendyfoot
February 8th, 2010, 12:06 PM
What a pretty picture of Jaida :)
You must be relieved that you are ending this long challenge, Bendy.

Thanks MM! :D
Very, very relieved that it's over, yes! :thumbs up

Awwwwww, sweet Jaida, you have to stop this stress on mommy from now on. Perfect health is all you are allowed to have:D


Can you say that just a LITTLE louder so she hears you, please? :yell::D

hazelrunpack
February 8th, 2010, 03:10 PM
Wonderful news, bendy! Her booboo is looking so good now! And no licking! :highfive: Wow, couldn't be any better! :thumbs up Good job, both of you! :D

Well, okay....so the vet should probably get some credit, too. :o

mummummum
February 8th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Good for Jaida (and de-stressed out Bendy!!!) for coming thru yet another trial with a smile on her face.

I see from earlier posts you were wondering about Ceili. It's a good thing you DIDN'T have my opinion b4 surgery. A total and utter waste of several thousand dollars in our case I'm afraid.