POTW Candidates for April 30th thru May 4th !

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of April 30th thru May 4th , 2012

 

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient.
The patient with the most votes wins the “Patient of the Week” title.

Then the POTW with the most votes in a month will be dubbed Azzore’s Patient of the Month, and will receive an extra special prize package from the Azzore Staff.

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Holly is a 7 year old Dachshund. She suffers from intermittent vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. Her veterinarian Dr. Rohlman at Rohlman Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew who performed an Endoscopy – upper GI with biopsy. Her prognosis is good for recovery from the procedure. After the biopsy results are returned a treatment plan can be developed.

 

 

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Keeper is a 7 ½ year old Lhasa Apso. He has a history of  acute onset of nystagmus, torticollis, circling to the right, and moderate ataxia is present in all 4 limbs. Dr. Mehaffy at Pinnacle Valley Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew who preformed a cerebrospinal centesis. Keeper’s prognosis is good for recovery from cerebrospinal centesis. The fluid assessment may give a direction for treatment and prognosis.

 

 

 

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Leelee is a 10 year old French Bulldog. She had dealt with a few incidences of rear limb paresis, and then became acutely weak in te rear limbs. Her veterinarian, Dr. Butler at Rye Hill Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew, who performed a CT Scan and Hemilaminectomy. Leelee’s prognosis is good for healing and improved neurologic function.

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Sonny is a 10 year Chesapeake Bay Retriever with a history of slowly progressive rear limb weakness. His veterinarian is Dr. Ambrose at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. He came to see Dr. Dew previously for a TTA surgery in 2010 and came back this time for a Dorsal Laminectomy. His prognosis is good for healing and fair for improved neurologic function.

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Kinsey is a 1 year old Wheaten Terrier. Her veterinarian Dr. Harper at Village Pet Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery after identifying a Femur Fracture. Dr. Dew performed a Fracture Stabilization. Her prognosis is good for normal osseous healing.  Exercise restrictions must be followed to maximize the prognosis for uncomplicated healing.

 

 

 

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Maestro is a 4 year old Boston Terrier, who has had multiple bouts of cervical pain and forelimb weakness. His veterinarian, Dr. Oates at Russellville Animal Clinic, referred to Dr. Dew for a CT Scan and surgery. Dr. Dew performed the CT Scan and discovered a herniated disc, so he did a Ventral Slot surgery. Maestro’s prognosis is Good for healing and improved neurologic function.

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Nala is a 4 year 1 month old Labrador Retriever that suffered from acute onset of left fore lameness. Dr. Sherman at Oak View Animal Clinic identified a mineralized mass caudal to the humerus and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Arthrotomy and an osteophyte removal to remove the fragment. Her prognosis is good for improved comfort and function. Exercise restriction for 3 weeks time will be required to reduce the likelihood of complications.

 

 

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Bailey is an 11 year old Welsh Corgi who suffered from rear limb ataxia. Dr. Waymack at Waymack Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for a CT Scan. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan and a Cerebrospinal centesis. Bailey’s prognosis is good for recovery from the Ct Scan. The spinal fluid analysis and the report from the radiologist will  allow us to give “Bailey” a more accurate prognosis for recovery and further treatment

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Dottie is a 4 year old Dachshund who suffered from rear limb paresis. She had deep pain present and loss of proprioception. Dr. Durham at All For Pets referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan and a Hemilaminectomy. Her prognosis is good for healing and fair for improved neurologic function.

 

                                                                         

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CRUCIATE LIGAMENT SURGERIES:

The following patients were all seen for Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture or tear.
This is similar to a football player’s ACL injury.

There are two surgeries that Dr. Dew uses to repair/correct CCL injuries:
TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement)
EFS (external fascial strip)

With either of these surgeries, each of these babies will have strict confinement for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and then gradually increased exercise (controlled with leash) for the next 8-10 weeks after that. Physical therapy and medical therapy, which could include Glycoflex III (joint supplement) and an NSAID called Previcox if not previously on a different NSAID, will play a critical role in the patient’s recovery.

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Eva is an 8 year old German Shepherd with a torn CCL. Dr. Nollner at Greene Animal Hospital discovered the rupture after 4 weeks of left rear lameness, and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. Her prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

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Kaya is a 3 ½ year old Pit Bull who had a torn CCL. Dr. McCutcheon at Park Avenue Animal Hospital identified the rupture after 7 weeks of right rear lameness, and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. Kaya’s prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

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Balto is a 4 year old German Shepherd that had a ruptured CCL. His veterinarian is Dr. Miller at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital, who referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. His prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

 

 

 

HAPPY VOTING!! 

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