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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:58 AM
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Many post anesthetic/surgery problems surface within 48 hours after the procedure. In this case, a stormy recovery with violent attempts to stand up/escape may have caused the eye problem simply because of running into the cage walls. The drooling may be a result on an endotracheal tube used during surgery, or because of biting the tongue during recovery, or because of running into the cage wall and injuring lip/tooth/gum.

Some patients have trouble metabolizing some anesthetic agents either because of genetic predisposition or because of some underlying metabolic impairment/disease. Only time will resolve the symptoms. Care should be chosen if an underlying metabolic issue is suspected whenever anesthesia is required.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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