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#1102437 - 04/20/11 07:06 AM Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two
DCMuffin Offline
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#1102443 - 04/20/11 07:27 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Nora Offline
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Sending strength and good thoughts to both you and Simba
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#1102476 - 04/20/11 10:07 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
NavyChiefWife
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I dropped Simba off with my vet. He said he will call and let me know if the swelling had gone down enough that he could get that stitch out of there. If it has he will let me know how he does when he removes it and what needs to happen next. If the swelling hasn't gone down enough he is going to try to get it down more because that stitch needs to come out asap.
I really hope the swelling has gone down enough!

At this point we don't know if he's going to pull through this. If he does my vet is hoping to try to save the penis. He did chew the tip off also. If he can't save his penis he will need to have it amputated. We are also waiting to see if he has any other damage from the stitches that were put in twice. There could be nerve damage or scaring. There could also be damage from his glands being drained. So right now it's just a wait and see and pray for the best outcome.
He is still deciding on when it will be safe enough to do the neuter.

I will give an update as soon as I hear something. I am such a wreck right now. I just want this mess to end and to have my little man back in good health and back to his sweet happy self.
I'm trying to upload some more pictures. Hopefully I will get them posted soon.

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#1102511 - 04/20/11 12:20 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Dancing Offline
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Poor little Simba. My heart just aches for what he has gone through (and for you too). I get so angry at those "vets" that think they know everything just because they have DVM after their name.

Constant good thoughts and prayers for Simba.
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#1102514 - 04/20/11 12:28 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
SGQ Offline
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Registered: 12/25/10
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Brandi~ you and Simba are in my prayers. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of prayer and to top it off he sounds like a little fighter!

I can't believe what you guys have been through! I'm so glad y'all are in capable hands now.
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#1102601 - 04/20/11 02:58 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: SGQ]
PammyP Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
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Loc: Virginia, USA
Brandi,
His brothers, Killian & Reilly, and his Mommy and Daddy, Patty and Colum, are all sending get well soon glider thoughts his way. So are Eddie and I, and my sis, Juli, too. I know how upset you are....I'd be the same way if anything happened to my boys. frown
Big Hugs,


Edited by PammyP (04/20/11 02:59 PM)
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#1102784 - 04/20/11 09:24 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
angelic4296 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
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Brandi, I'm devastated reading this thread, and can't even imagine how you're feeling right now. On a sidenote, it brings me great joy at WHATEVER legal things are happening - that vet deserves all of it AND MORE. That's a wonderful point and reminder about taking pictures, for more than just one reason in fact....

I am praying hard for you and little Simba. I even wrote myself a note and left it on my dresser to say an extra prayer before I go to bed everynight. Thank you for taking the time to update all of us on his progress, it's very generous and kind of you.

You have the support of the entire community pulling for this poor peanut. I can't wait until that stitch is OUT and the swelling has gone way down. It sounds like your new vet is just wonderful and he's taking amazing care of Simba. I'll be checking back often for updates and in the meantime keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.....


Edited by DCMuffin (04/20/11 09:47 PM)
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#1102804 - 04/20/11 10:02 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
sunjana1 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
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First off I am so sorry Brandi that you and your guy are going through all of this! I know right now your focus is to get Simba comfortable and healthy - but if you decide in the future you would like to make a formal complaint regarding your experience, please let me know as I may be able to help you.

I read back a little to try and find this info out but couldn't find it...and being in Florida myself I would really appreciate a PM from anyone who knows the hospital and/or name of the first vet, if for no other reason than to be able to avoid them.
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#1102812 - 04/20/11 10:18 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Cora Offline
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how is Simba tonight?
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#1102820 - 04/20/11 10:26 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
DCMuffin Offline
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I don't know if Brandi is even awake to post this evening since she was up all night with Simba. The vet was able to remove the stitch today - finally! When he did so, the swelling decreased even more. Simba is home again this evening with Brandi and will go back to the vet in the morning. He was looking much better this evening - he'd eaten and was finally going to the bathroom painlessly! Brandi's vet will be talking with others tomorrow to determine if it is okay to go ahead and neuter Simba. If they agree it is okay, that will take place tomorrow. The doctor is still not overly optimistic yet and says he's not out of the woods yet. Please keep the thoughts and prayers coming!
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#1102837 - 04/20/11 10:45 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
NavyChiefWife
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I'm sorry it took me so long to get on and update.

I picked Simba up tonight. The vet said that the swelling went down enough that he was able to get that stitch out! Yay! Once he got the stitch out the swelling went down a little more. He also started eating and drinking again and he is not crying when he goes potty! The vet thinks the stitch is why he stopped eating and drinking.
I was allowed to bring him home to spend the night with him again tonight. I have to watch him really closely to make sure his penis doesn't prolapse again when he goes poop.
I have to have him back at the vets first thing in the morning. The vet is going to take the ecollar off of him to give him a little break and to see how he acts with it off. If he tries to mess with his penis again he will immediately go back in the ecollar. This ecollar he has had on has no padding to protect the neck so it's really bothering him. We are hoping that the new one will arrive soon so we can put him in a more comfortable one.

I asked the vet again what he thinks the outcome will be for Simba and if he will pull through this. Again he told me that it's still too early to tell we just have to take this day by day and watch him very closely.
He is also still trying to determine when the best time would be to do the neuter. He could possibly do it tomorrow. He is going to be talking to a few other vets that are very glider experienced and hopefully they will come up with the best care plan for Simba. I am very thankful that I have these vets that care enough to work together to help Simba. I wish all vets were like them!

I'm still trying to get these pictures to load. If I can't get them loaded then I will have someone else post them for me. Simba is starting to look a little better overall. When he had that stitch put in and started going downhill he looked so bad. His coat went dull and looked lifeless, his eyes lost their sparkle and shine, and his ears drooped. Since the stitch has been removed his coat already has started looking better and he is starting to get a little of the sparkle back in his eyes. His ears aren't totally perky yet but they look better than they did. He's definitely not how he looked before all of this but he looks a little better than he did! That gives me hope that I will have my little man back!
He is still depressed from being away from Nala. Ive been giving him fleece blankets that smell like her but he's still so upset. If ya'll have any suggestions on how I can help him with missing her please let me know!

Thanks again for everyone's support and help through all of this. I don't know what I would have done without ya'll!

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#1102839 - 04/20/11 10:48 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
NavyChiefWife
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LOL. I was typing my post as you just posted yours Aimee! Thanks though! I had just gotten a few minutes to finally sit down and get on here. I may need you to post these pictures for me if I can't get them to work.

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#1102843 - 04/20/11 10:59 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
DCMuffin Offline
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LOL! Email me the pics.
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#1102853 - 04/20/11 11:15 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
NavyChiefWife
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I sent them to your phone through text. Did you get them? It wont let me email them either. My phone is having issues. frown

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#1102855 - 04/21/11 12:15 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Cora Offline
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when his collar is off can you add some moleskin(not molefoam) to the neck of the collar before the vet puts it back on?
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#1102868 - 04/21/11 01:38 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Gizmogirl Offline
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Thank you for the update Brandi. Still sending lots of prayers to both you and Simba. hug2 Keeping Nala who misses her buddy in our thoughts too.
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#1102903 - 04/21/11 06:55 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
NavyChiefWife
Unregistered


Hey everyone. Simba made it through another night! He did pretty good last night. He ate better for me. He ate some fruit and veggies and drank his glidershake. He also had a couple mealies! That's the most he's eaten for me since this started!
He also had a little more energy. He walked/hopped around a little and even played with a feather for a couple minutes. It wasn't for long but at least did it. Before the stitch was out he didn't move around much at all.

I'm about to take him back to the vet to drop him off. I'll give another update whenever I hear from the vet.


I can't add anything to the ecollar he has on. This is a homeade one they did at the first vets. I'm hoping I'll get the new one in the mail today so I can get the better one on him.

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#1102906 - 04/21/11 07:09 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
DCMuffin Offline
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Just uploading pics now...will post in a minute!
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#1102907 - 04/21/11 07:12 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
DCMuffin Offline
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Here are the newest pics of Simba.

He's got a sparkle in his eyes!




Post-Stitch:



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#1102911 - 04/21/11 07:35 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Nora Offline
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That first picture looks like he's saying..."I love my mommy and I am going to get better so that we can cuddle without this silly collar"

more good thoughts and prayers coming you're way!
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#1102929 - 04/21/11 08:48 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Gizmogirl Offline
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He really has a sparkle in his eyes in the first pic. You can do it Simba, you are a strong little boy. hug2
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#1102952 - 04/21/11 10:22 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
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New here but want to send you and Simba my thoughts and prayers...Come on Simba you can beat this, that sparkle in your eyes says you can!!! (((Big Hugs)))
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#1102965 - 04/21/11 10:45 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
PammyP Offline
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Oh, Brandi! He's starting to look so much better again. Yeah! And I'll keep sending glider get well thoughts your way. Poor baby. frown
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#1102974 - 04/21/11 11:09 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Amyy Offline
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He does look a lot better! He's so strong. smile
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#1102977 - 04/21/11 11:16 AM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
SGQ Offline
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Registered: 12/25/10
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Loc: Grand Junction, Colorado
Ahh.. what a precious little boy!

Brandi I am so glad things are beginning to show improvement. Every little thing that improves gives him that much more strength to fight!

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#1103012 - 04/21/11 12:47 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
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Aimee, can you relay to Brandi to check her PM's please? I have 2 important messages for her & notice she hasn't read them yet...message #1 basically says "hang on, help is on the way by 3pm today!"....message #2 is a "helpful hint from Heloise" about said expected package in message #1.

Confused? GOOD!!!! roflmao I'm known to do that kinda stuff, aren't I? exclamation
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#1103050 - 04/21/11 01:39 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: minkasmom]
DCMuffin Offline
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Originally Posted By: minkasmom
Aimee, can you relay to Brandi to check her PM's please? I have 2 important messages for her & notice she hasn't read them yet...message #1 basically says "hang on, help is on the way by 3pm today!"....message #2 is a "helpful hint from Heloise" about said expected package in message #1.

Confused? GOOD!!!! roflmao I'm known to do that kinda stuff, aren't I? exclamation


Just relayed the message, Denise... thumb

And now..Brandi has asked me to again update what's been going on. She took Simba in this morning and as they were driving there, he became very uncomfortable as he was trying to go to the bathroom but he finally did go, only a very small amount.

Later, the vet called and he said that his poop is actually a bit watery now and that he's hoping how Simba acted earlier this morning is because there are some open wounds where the stitches were and it quite possibly burns. He said other than that, Simba is acting okay thumb and that they were going to go ahead and neuter him today.

Fast forward to just a bit ago when I got another message from Brandi. Poor Simba is now only half a man! cry Yes, he's lost the monster pom! roflmao The vet said he examined his cloaca very well and that there is still some swelling where the stitches were and it looks irritated. There were some scabs forming so he got them off, cleaned everything out and put some topical antibiotics on the sores. They are now watching him closely and Brandi will again pick him up at 5 pm. The doc is hopeful, now that the stitches are out and he's cleaned up and has antibiotics on the area, that he'll begin to get better now. His opinion is that the cause of all of this is the stitches. frown

So...the thoughts, well wishes and prayers are working everyone! Keep 'em coming...he's not A-Okay yet but he's sure doing better than he was! Go Simba!
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#1103071 - 04/21/11 02:09 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
Faerie Offline
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Prayers for you and Simba! How horrible that you guys had to go through this!!
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#1103090 - 04/21/11 02:45 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
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YAY!!

Go Simba!!! You can do it!!!
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#1103095 - 04/21/11 03:15 PM Re: Penis Problem Please Help! - Part Two [Re: DCMuffin]
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Glad Simba is doing better. Sending healing thoughts & hugs hug2
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