Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Note From Joey and Maggie: Maggie is Doing Great!

Maggie relaxing and reading some old Dachshund magazines, May 25, 2011

Thanks so much for all the well-wishes, thoughts, and prayers for your 'Long and Short of it All' hostess Maggie.  She is doing very well after her surgery yesterday for removal of her anal tumor.  Although it was getting pretty large, the tumor was removed relatively easy without any complications according to the good veterinarian.  Dad was surprised at how alert and happy she was when he picked her up from the vets late last night.  She needed to stay very late to get lots of hydration after surgery in hopes of preventing another pancreatitis attack.  After leaving the vets office, she immediately went pee and poop, and she didn't seem to be in any pain at all.  She is on pain meds and antibiotics for several days.  She got 2 small meals when she got home; she was quite hungry, and was letting it be known with loud whines while dad was preparing her dinner.
She also got a dental while she was under anesthesia.  Two teeth were removed.  Troubling is that the veterinarian found a large tumor mass under her tongue.  It was also removed, and will be biopsied along with the anal tumor.  It did not look malignant according to the vet.
So today she is resting after her ordeal.  She's pretty tired, but is keeping one eye open because it's thundering and raining today, so it's hard for her to relax.  Dad did put some Rescue Remedy spray in her breakfast to help her stay calm.  We'll watch her closely over the next few days for any signs of pancreatitis (not eating, vomiting).  No jumping or active play for her for at least a few days.  She needs to go back to the vets in 10-14 days to have the stitches removed.  But for now, she's so incredibly happy to have that tumor off her rear!  Even her brother 'Joey' noticed that it was gone right away.  She's already posturing her tail more normally.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

We love good news! There is reason to celebrate today. After your tough year, Maggie's news is well-deserved. May your lives continue unempeded by further medical issues.

~Shar with Sawyer and Abby

Anne said...

yEA for Maggie!!! I tried posting yesterday but kept getting errors...so she was in my thoughts. Glad to hear everything is/was good and she's doing well with her rest!!

lots of doxie love!!
-Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Em

Anonymous said...

So glad Miss Maggie is doing well! Yahooo that stuff is all done and she can have some fun now. Wishing Joey and Maggie a great summer with no health issues! Doxies luvs to you both. macy

dachseeguy said...

So very happy to hear that the surgery went well and that Maggie girl is doing well and recovering nicely. Will continue to keep her in thoughts and prayers. Well Done Maggie. John & Ozzie

Alison said...

That's just what the doctor ordered Miss Maggie Mae! The grey skies are gonna clear up and 'hot dog' if you're not gonna have the best summer ever. But rest up a little while, I know it's hard to keep a good dog down!

Hannalei said...

I think .. this happy little update is the best postie I've read. :) Keep on healing like a pro Miss Maggie!! Tons of get better thoughts and prayers heading your way. :)

Anonymous said...

Maggie, so glad this is all behind your behind!! Enjoy your recovery with your dad and Joey - we're so happy to hear you're doing so well. You are in good hands, that's for sure. Carson, enjoy your time with the kids! You are doing a fantastic job, and just enjoy your very own Father's Day right now.
xxoo!!
Michele & Pee Wee

doxie mama said...

Awesome news Maggie! We've all been crossing our paws for you.

Kristina @ spabettie said...

oh, Sweet Maggie!! I am so happy to hear she is recovering well!

I am so sorry, I tried several times to comment yesterday, to send her love, strength and well wishes, but was having a problem commenting on any blogger blogs! I reset my computer and today it's fine...

big love to Maggie!! <3

Jayne D. and AnnieBelle said...

Tears of joy here in CT!!! Maggie, you are amazing and I pray each day brings you healing and feeling a bit better toward a complete recovery!! Love to you Maggie, your Dad Carson and little Joey. Best wishes for a comfortable, uneventful recovery and please God, good news on the tumor under her tongue. With prayers and love, Jayne and Annie

Whit said...

So glad to read Maggie is doing well!
Keep up the good work, Maggie!

You're still in our thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Sigh!
Lots of Love,
Serena and the Nomistakin' Dachshunds

And This Little Dog said...

All the best for a speedy recovery Maggie.
Luv from the Down Under Long Dogs
Evie, Quincy, Podge & Meah (who may not be a Dachshund, but eats like one)

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Maggie! Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Rest well!

kalyxcorn said...

yay!!! many licks to all of u <3 b

Anonymous said...

Maggie! A tumor under the tongue, too.....

Glad to see you are home. Do what your Human wants you to do and take it easy. You'll be feeling better tomorrow, and better the day after.... take care.

honey/teddy/chili

Jablana said...

sweeeeeeeet!:) as long as maggie is ok everizhing will be fine:) keep up the rest Maggie and it will be much better soon...
kisses from Leia!

Joey and Maggie said...

Thanks again for all the love for Maggie - she's still doing good today - no signs of pancreatitis! And she's still running around like a puppy and feeling good.

Ruby and Penny said...

Great news Maggie. Glad you are doing so well. Keep it up.
Love Ruby & Penny

Jayne D. and AnnieBelle said...

Thank you for the happy update, Carson!! Maggie, have another good day today and each day to come!! We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jayne and Annie

Alicia said...

Great news! Keep up the positive healing energies and TLC for sweet Maggie, y'all deserve a healthy and care free summer.

Anonymous said...

Such great news! I'm relatively new to your blog but absolutely love it! So, that's to Adele (the singer) who got me to this blog - it's a favorite link on her website.

My Sweet Pee - Penelopee and I send all our love and speedy recovery wishes to your Miss Maggie!

ko

Becky said...

Now that is terrific news! So glad she's doing great, and hope her recovery continues to go smoothly. It makes me smile to think of her being able to wag her tail 100% soon! It must be a huge relief to have her home again!
Becky (and Michael-dog)

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you're doing well, Maggie! PS: I don't like thunder, either! But I hide under the big bed until it stops and that seems to make things much better. Be a good girl stay well! Love from Mina in MI--mini-dox ruler of the neighborhood.

Jolyn7 said...

YAY for Maggie! (n Joey!)

much love from: Jolyn & Jed

Anonymous said...

I am so glad Maggie is doing well. She and Joey are such strong and loving pups! We hope to see them soon!

Bogie and Monty

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