Please keep our dog, Raven, in your thoughts

Please keep our dog, Raven, in your thoughts

Our 11-year old flat coat retriever, Raven (at the right in the photo), is in surgery now. Even though she was spayed as a puppy, she has been in heat since last November. When an ultrasound was done on Monday, we were shocked to hear that she has a remnant ovary attached to the stub and possibly a uterine horn fused to her bladder. I’ve never heard of anything like this before. If her female parts were still there, why is she going into heat now, 11 years later? Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers today. She is such a kind and gentle dog who has brought my wife and I so much love and joy. I am trying to stay positive and send good doggie vibes (and treats) to her telepathically. This will be the longest wait of my life until I hear back from the Vet clinic.  Our other dog, Izzy, is lying on her side by the door, anxiously awaiting her best friend’s return.  I feel like taking a seat next to Izzy…

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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5 Responses to Please keep our dog, Raven, in your thoughts

  1. absolutely little doggie prayers! i wonder if when she was developing in utero that she developed extra female organs that attached and they nissed it during her spay because of the location poor baby.

    • Thank you for your thoughts and prayers! I’ll keep you and other WordPress followers posted on her status following the surgery. I’m just trying to be like Ren and Stimpy, all “happy happy joy joy!”
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  2. Good news! Raven is recovering from a successful surgery! They found the remnant ovarian tissue and removed it. Fortunately, it was not fused to the bladder. There were cysts on the tissue which were producing hormones that caused Raven to go into heat. She will have a pretty big scar on her belly and the pain medications should help her cope with the pain. It will be slow going for awhile, but I’m just happy to have a healthy and happy doggie again! Heather and I appreciate the good thoughts that you sent Raven’s way 🙂

  3. So glad the surgery was successful!

    • Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Raven in her vulnerable state during surgery. She will be sore for a while, but I’d rather have a healthy dog than an aching heart any time. Hope you are having a good day 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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