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Bad Leroy Brown's close call

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bad Leroy Brown had an early appointment with the Vet this morning for another tooth removal.

This vet ROCKS and he lets me go into the OR to keep Leroy company while they're setting up. So, everything goes as normal until they put the mask on him to put him under . . . then, rather than gently drifting into sleep, he went limp . . . lights out!

They immediately took the mask off and started giving him oxygen and checking vitals. I AM SO GLAD I WAS OUT OF THE ROOM ---- but I was down the hall and could hear what was going on.

They called me in so I could talk to Leroy and thankfully, he responded to my voice.

After they made sure he was stable, the vet grabbed his pliers and removed the tooth (since it was just hanging there anyway) but said he wouldn't do the cleaning procedure which would require putting him under again. NO PROBLEM.

Leroy seems to be back to his sweet little self . . . but wow! I don't like to even think about what could have happened.

When Leroy was about a year old, something happened (bee sting???) and he had a bad reaction, and died in my arms. I did CPR until we got him to a vet for a shot. Everything's been fine since then, but I guess he's just a sensitive little guy.

Right now he's curled up next to me snoozing . . . . I sure do love this little guy.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EDDYMEESE 3/11/2014 10:06PM

    Ugh. That's my biggest nightmare.
I always tell people that no procedure under anesthesia is "routine"!
I'm so glad he is ok!

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SARAHTAIT 3/2/2014 2:14PM

    Oh how scary! I had a simliar issue when my 2 pound yorkie Willow had her first shots. She had a reaction and stopped scared me so badly. Now she has to spend the day at the vets when she gets her shots.
Nothing worse than almost losing our precious babies to shake us up.
I am so sorry you went through this...but happy to know that Bad LeRoy is doing fine:)

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2BDYNAMIC 3/1/2014 11:21AM

    Happy to hear the little guy is A-ok ........... and btw: you look much slimmer too! ........... emoticon Have a great weekend friend!

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MARITIMER3 2/28/2014 12:21PM

    I missed this the day you posted it, glad everything went well.

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THOMASINA57 2/27/2014 8:41PM

    Scary is right! I'm so happy for both of you that all turned out well. I found a tooth on the floor last week and it was a perfect tooth, but the root was bad and after examining both dogs, found it came from the upper front jaw of my border collie. We didn't even know it was bad as I brush the dogs teeth each day and all seemed well. I was glad it fell out on it's own without having to take her to the vet. It's healing up nicely now, thank goodness!

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MSLZZY 2/27/2014 7:45PM

    What a scare!

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RACEWELLWON 2/27/2014 12:09PM

    emoticon glad he's home and safe - very scary for all - hugs K

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GARDENCHRIS 2/27/2014 9:53AM

    Our pets are our second children..... glad he's ok

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FUNLOVEN 2/27/2014 8:52AM

    Glad everything turned out o.k. I thought it was cats that had 9 lives; are you sure he is a dog - LOL! I lost an animal due to some complication of surgery a few years back so I know the panic you must have been feeling.

Nice pic, btw. emoticon

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STR458 2/27/2014 2:36AM

    ya for Leroy

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1CRAZYDOG 2/26/2014 8:57PM

    Leroy Brown is clearly a survivor! AND YOU my dear are an awesome fur baby Mama to little Leroy! All I can say is I bet it took you awhile to get your own heart restarted!

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    Scary - glad he's OK. My Pom, Shakako, didn't do well a couple of years ago when she had propofal (the IV anesthesia that killed Michael Jackson), so her chart has notations all over it. None of my other critters have had problems with it.

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TRESSWANN 2/26/2014 8:39PM

    Oh glad Leroy Brown is ok. Let him have doggy breath

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OUATEONE2 2/26/2014 7:22PM

    So glad Leroy is okay! There's a reason they make us sign releases for Anesthesia, for our pets and ourselves. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NITTINNANA 2/26/2014 7:11PM

    SO glad you're both OK!

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    OMG...this sweet dog is a cat! with all his lives. I'm so glad he is all right.

What an experience!

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SMIDGON 2/26/2014 6:45PM

    Oh, Cat; I am so sorry! Anymore I really don't want Lexie 'put under' again!

I don't know if you remember or not; but last June, Lexie had what was to be one tooth pulled. But, the new vet pulled 11 teeth! Never told me about that; under over. She was apparently 'under' too long and it messed with her digestive system. She was on meds for a week. Finally, got regulated.

My former hairdressers little Yorkie went in to be spayed. The vet apparently gave her too much. She never did come completely out of it. In three days they had to have her put down!

It's BAD medicine as far as I'm comcerned! Lexie eats just fine with 6 teeth, once she got her gums toughen up to.

So glad Bad Leroy Brown is fine and back home. God Bless You All.

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BESCATS 2/26/2014 5:17PM

    Oh no, I'm so glad that he is okay. He went through a lot, but you probably went through more. They are our babies, after all.

My Molly just had her teeth cleaned, and I worried about her being put out because she had a seizure about a year ago. Everything went okay, but I was a wreck until the Vet called me. She had to have some minor surgery at the same time.

emoticon to both of you.

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ICANINSIGHT 2/26/2014 3:58PM

    Oh, poor Leroy Brown! I am glad he is all right now! He sure is a cutie!

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OHANAMAMA 2/26/2014 3:43PM

    I'm so glad he's alright! emoticon

btw... great picture! :)

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FIT4MEIN2013 2/26/2014 3:07PM

    Scary! So glad he is alright!

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FELINEBETTER 2/26/2014 2:47PM

    OMG, emoticon Thank God the little guy came out of it!

emoticon for you both!

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BONNIEMARGAY 2/26/2014 2:36PM

    Anesthesia is serious stuff. So grateful all is well with your fur baby!

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LJCANNON 2/26/2014 2:27PM

    emoticon So happy to hear that he is OK!!

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SAMMI-SAM 2/26/2014 2:18PM

    he is adorable!!! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 2/26/2014 2:14PM

    OMG - I'm glad he is a tough little guy too. Poor baby gave mama a heart attack.

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WALLAHALLA 2/26/2014 2:13PM

    Bet you felt like that aged you a few years. Glad he's okay. Hope your stress level has returned to normal!

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