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Mina is full of WOE

Thank you so much for all the kind well-wishes, I really appreciate them.

Mina's surgery was successful, though now there is a two-inch incision site on her chest and, holy crap did you know how long canine teeth are? Like an inch long underneath the gumline. They showed me her tooth and I was like wow! I politely declined keeping it.

They couldn't find anything on her radiograph either at the shoulder or elbow. The vet is thinking it might be neurological or spinal, so we might try acupuncture.

She is so wonky and groggy right now, it breaks my heart. And when she woke up, she immediately freaked out and started chewing on the bars, cutting her tongue. It bled so much the vet staff thought she had done major damage so she was anesthetized again. I hate that that happened.

It ended up being a $100 cheaper than the estimate, so yay for that. I'll find out about the cyst biopsy in a day or so, keep your fingers crossed.

My mom was kind enough to hang out with me for the day, keeping me sane. I love her.

Anyway, the little pink nose of doom is finally settling into Celeste's bed and might even deign to take a nap. I don't know how people with multiple unhealthy animals deal with this, it just sucks.

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bullymama
May. 4th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Glad that she is home and resting. I know how worrisome it is when you are waiting.

Please give Mina some tender kisses and as many scritches as she would like from the clan here. She can also have some hot dogs from us .. when her stomach is ready.
rinalia
May. 5th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
Mina has been getting tender kisses all day, I told her some were from you. She licked me, so consider yourself long-distance kissed by Mina. :)

I will pass along the hot dogs when she eats tomorrow, small pieces at first. :)
wirenth
May. 4th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
i'm glad she's home.
rinalia
May. 5th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
Me too.

I really want it for you kit-kat too. :(
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rinalia
May. 5th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
I know, I hate it. :( But I'm very glad it's done with and she's home and happy, if not a bit half-drunk.
slave2tehtink
May. 4th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Will continue sending Good Thoughts Mina's way until Biopsy is back, incisions are healed, and stitches are uneventfully taken out. By a qualified medical professional, NOT by Miss Mina, if she has a tendency to stitch-bother.
rinalia
May. 5th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm sure it will be nothing, but I can't help but be a smidgen paranoid.

No stitches, just glue, though she has tried to lick her chest where the cyst was...it's a little comical, as it's in a relatively unlickable spot. Doesn't stop her from trying, she wants to be like Tink. :)
artisticalias
May. 4th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
:o(
Oh...I had no idea...
I'm so sorry! Please give Mina extra gentle hugs and major muzzle kisses from me.
And a multitude of hugs for you!
I hate that I was unable to be here for you.
Better late than never?
:o(
rinalia
May. 5th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Don't be sorry at all! It would be incredibly mean-spirited of me to expect everyone on my f-list to spend every day checking my blog!

Thanks so much for the hugs. I gave Mina the kisses and, per her usual self, she returned them with gusto.

Now we just wait for the biopsy results, which of course will be full of nothing.

It bugs me, though, that the radiographs didn't show anything. I hate not knowing what's wrong with her limpingness.
zebrallama
May. 5th, 2009 09:20 am (UTC)
Good luck with the results. The alpacas will continue falling over until we get the all-clear.
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