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Archive for June 28th, 2009

A Look Inside Ramirez

Sorry to have taken so long to update, but it’s been a busy week. Ramirez is doing well and came through his procedure with no ill effects. He handled the anesthesia like a champ. Unfortunately, he wanted to eat at 2am but that’s ok. The x-rays showed no abnormalities in his “bully” – the part of the brain that controls the vestibular system. So, that’s actually good but it still leaves us with no clear answer as to his condition. He’s definitely shown improvement and today walked several times unassisted. We’re still just waiting, waiting for him to get back to his old self or waiting for him to tell us he’s done fighting. It’s up to him.

Throughout his entire life, anytime Ramirez had to be put under, it was done with me holding him. It’s nice to get special privileges.

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Dr. Rick’s is a full service vet clinic. Our boy was hooked up to all sorts of machines to monitor his heart and breathing. The incubation tube was being secured here so the machine would administer the proper agents.

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Eye ointment is administered to keep their eyes from getting dry since they don’t blink while under.

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The x-ray was shot through his open mouth. This is precisely why he had to be knocked out. No way this would have been accomplished with him awake! We all took advantage of him being asleep and lavished kisses on his face. This is the only time Dr. Rick can do that.

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The circles show his “bullys” which look perfect. If you look closely you can see his gorgeous ears stretching to the sky.

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