Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Surgery Day #1

Well, we took Mr. Pete in for his check-up on Monday and they decided that Wed. (today) would be the day that he would be put under for X-Rays and then wire removal.

We were told that he has approx. 5 fractured teeth that will have to be removed in a week or so and at the moment, his two canine teeth are rubbing, which apparently is problematic for dogs. So if his jaw does not realign a week after the wires are removed then we have to decide what we want to do about the Canines. The Vet is uncomfortable removing the canines because the teeth support the jawbone so we may have to take him to Kansas City for a procedure where they file down the canines and do a root canal.

So, that is three different surgeries that Pete has to undergo before this whole ordeal is over. Pete is my $8000.00 dog :) He has been such a good boy throughout and I hate that he has had to go through all of this hurt. I just wish our neighbor, who hit him with his dually pick-up and drove off, knew everything that he has put us through. This guy has effected our lives greatly and he hasn't slowed down one bit when he drives frustrating.
I hope all the surgeries go smoothly for Pete.


  1. So sorry you guys have to go through this. I hope everything goes quickly and as painless as possible for Pete!

  2. Ouch! Poor pup, I feel for him! Sounds like he's being a trooper though, and I'll be glad for all of you when its all over and he's healed. Perhaps you should send a copy of the vet bill to your neighbor, he probably has no idea what his carelessness has cost, literally!

    1. Oh I am definitely sending him an itemized receipt when it is all over with. :)

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    1. He is doing fantastic now that he has his wires and muzzle off, Thank You!!