Gissi's Surgery

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48715)
United Kingdom
January 28, 2010 6:22am CST
Gissi is having his Surgery on Tuesday I have to take him in at 8.20am I am allowed to be there while he goes under, then they will ring me as soon as he comes round so that I can get there to pick him up, due to his Circumstances he will have a Nurse all to himself to tend to him till I get there, they have promised they will look after him very well for me and of course I also will have to sign some Paperwork when I drop him of I did not expect it that fast but they said they want him in as soon as possible as this is putting to much Stress on his Heart, also the sooner they get to it the better He is not allowed to wear a Collar any more either he has to have a body Harness as from now as his Throat has to stay clear of Pressure even after the Surgery Again thank you all for your Thoughts and love in this time Hugs to you all from Gissi and Me
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@jb78000 (15173)
28 Jan 10
will be thinking of you and gissi.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Thank you JB
@raydene (9874)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Hello Angel I will hold you and the little man in my heart and prayers until I hear how he is doing. God be with you Sweets. It's so hard to sit and wait when someone you love is in danger. I'll be with you in spirit. xoxooxoxoxxoxoxo Raydene
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@BarBaraPrz (20794)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jan 10
Raydene!!! Where have you been hiding, girl?
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jan 10
hi raydene where have you been think the last time I saw you was several years ago when I had shingles all summer and you responded to my discussion. glad to see you back here again. wonderful.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Raydene thank you so much for coming here and giving Gissi and me your support, I know you are always with us in our heart and that will never change, it is so good to see you though please keep in touch now and again so I know you are ok please as I do worry about you I love you and big warm Hugs to you
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Jan 10
as I have already talked to you ya know what I feel hugsssssssssssssssssss to ya both and gissi a speedy recovery
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Yes I know what you feel and I know you are on tender Hugs
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Jan 10
hugs back!
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• United States
28 Jan 10
Thank you for the update. I have not forgotten to keep you both in my prayers. Gabs you may want to ask the vet if he will need any special care during your move to the new apartment as I know from experience that can be pretty stressful for pets. xxOOxx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Hi Heather Don't worry I will ask the Vet as I will not put my little Fellow through any Danger I will let you know as soon as it is over and he is back with me Hugs xxx
• United States
29 Jan 10
I am so glad. I know you would NEVER put Gissi in danger but I just wanted to remind you as if I was in your situation I may be so upset and worried that I could forget.
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• United States
28 Jan 10
We'll all be here on pins and needles till this is over, and Gissi comes home. I know you are in everyone's thoughts and prayers and I hope that comforts you to some degree. I'm sure Gissi will love his new harness, I think they're much more comfortable for dogs to wear, especially with him being so tiny. Hang in there gabs, we're all here for you.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Kash thank you and yes it is a Comfort to know my Friends are with me and thinking of Gissi I will let everyone know as soon as I have Gissi back home
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• United States
31 Jan 10
Thank you gabs for BR! I hope you're hanging in there as we all are, and can't wait until this is over with...xxxhugs.
• Ireland
28 Jan 10
So sorry to hear that Gissi is not well. I have been reading your other posts but I didn't get a chance to respond to them. I hope the surgery goes well for him and that he will make a full recovery. Will be waiting anxiously for Tuesday to see how it goes. Don't forget to take care of yourself as well as Gissi. xx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Hello Alexandria I will let you know as soon as I have him back home I am dreading it I really am Hugs to you
@AmbiePam (50161)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Sherlock wears a harness. He loves it. And it is even easier to walk him with one. I'm sorry that Gissi has to have surgery, but I know he'll feel so much better when it is done, as will you. It's so hard to see our little guys in pain! I'm still praying for you both.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
He has taken really well to the Harness so I am happy about that It must be a relief not to have anything round his neck while walking
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Jan 10
Hey gabs~ You know how much I love that little man! So I will be praying every single day and especially on Tuesday! I will be sitting at home praying every minute that Gissi will be ok! I hope the vet will fix him up better than new! I love you and Gissi so much! He is going to be ok because he is one strong little guy and a fighter! Please let us know how he is doing and I am sending so much positive energy and love to you both! Love and hugs from Leslie, Star & Luna to our little Gissi
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Leslie thank you Sweetie and please remember I love you all to and Gissi does to he sending kisses to you all and he says tell Star and Luna he will be back soon
• United States
28 Jan 10
We will be keeping you and Gissi in our thoughts and prayers. It is good that they will let you be there with him while he is being put under, because that will make it easier and less stressful on him and hopefully you, too. It is also good that they are getting him in so soon, because I know how hard the waiting is, especially while he is in such distress. *HUGS*
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Hi Purple Yes I am glad to that he did not have to wait to long and I just want it over and done with I really do Hugs back to you from us both
@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jan 10
hi Gabs thanks for keeping us updated. I hope and pray that all will go super well, and we will see our little man get all well and healthy again. This I know is really stressful for you so take extra care of yourself while you are waiting for the surgery. poor little fellow he must really be suffering,but hopefully with the surgery he will be getting a lot of relief. I am sure I and all of our mylot friends will be praying right along with me for his swift recovery. We all feel like we have'part ownership in the little man in the Doggie suit. lol lol hugs to Gissi and to you too Gabs.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Lol yes Hatley that is true you all have part ownership of my Baby I am scared I keep looking at his loving cute little Face and hope he will get through it and be back with me and back to my little mischievous monkey that he is lol Hugs
@BarBaraPrz (20794)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jan 10
Thanks for the update. What is the surgery on, exactly?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
The surgery is on his throat and they will also take 2 Chest Xrays while he is under
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Jan 10
What are they going to do to him Gabs? Does he have something stuck in his throat? I will be praying for him on Tuesday when he goes in for his surgery, and of course, my thoughts are always with you my dear friend. I know you will worry, but he will be fine. Please keep us updated. Hugs xoxo
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Jan 10
Hey little buddy - this is your Aussie mate Poppy. Mum told me that you are going to have surgery next Tuesday and I just wanted you to know that I will be thinking of you. You are a fighter like me, and your Mum needs you to be around, causing havoc as usual, so hang in there mate. xx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
No they think that is flesh in his throat has expanded so they need to go in and check it out and if it has which they are very sure it has they will have to remove it Also they will do 2 Chest Xrays to as they think his Chest is inflamed and all this is putting pressure on his heart which is making it difficult with Murmur I will certainly keep you updated xxx Hi Poppy I will be just fine and I keep telling Mum this but she will not listen, I don't like being this quiet it is so boring but every time I get to excited I can't breathe and I am retching and that I will see you when I am back home Girl Much Love and big Hugs
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Jan 10
Hi Gissi, it's me again, Poppy. I know how much you hate being so quiet, but mate - ya just gotta - it's not forever. You will soon be running around again, keeping your mum on her toes and making mischief! Everything will soon be back to normal, just take it easy in the meantime. Your Aussie mate xoxoxo
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
28 Jan 10
AWWWWWWWWW...Kisses to Gissi. Be a BIG boy for Mum as I know this is a very uncertain time for her!!! Please let us know the minute you get back home that everything went OK!!! I've been away for the last week or so & what do I come home to??? Please be a good boy & keep me updated on what happens!!! Love you my little friend. Give Mum tons of sloppy wet kisses for me!!!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Hello LadyM I will be fine I keep telling Mum But I don't like the Tablets they have given me as they make me sleepy I am not aloud to get to excited so I have to stay calm all the time and that is so boring Big Hugs to you LadyM and I will be fine .....Gissi
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
1 Feb 10
You're in my thoughts & prayers Sweetums. Please keep us updated as to your progress!!! KISSES!!!!!!
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
1 Feb 10
You're in my thoughts & prayers Sweetums. Please keep us updated as to your progress!!! KISSES!!!!!!
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• Australia
28 Jan 10
Gissi is strong willed and so are you. I know you will be beside yourself until he is back on his feet and up to his normal mischief again, but you are in the thoughts of many, many friends and you will cope just fine. Love and hugs to you both.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
I hope he will be ok I really hope so Cloud I am ok as such but the closer it is getting the more scared I am getting Much love to you How did things go have you heard please let me know
• Australia
29 Jan 10
Nothing yet Gaby - just MORE tests. Almost everything they've looked at is either "looks brand new" or "looks at least 20 years younger than you". Seems I'm a puzzle!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
30 Jan 10
Goodness I wish they would find out what is causing it You know you are in my thoughts and Heart
• Malaysia
31 Jan 10
i bet he will be up and jumping soon dear .. god bless both of u ... try being there before he is up if possible as u said he might be scared at the new environment cheers
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 10
As soon as they ring me I will set of as the Vet is only a 15 minute drive from me
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
30 Jan 10
Hi gabs, I am so glad you posted this update. I am still behind and I only read and responded to your older posts about Gissi’s illness this morning and I have been thinking about him and wondering how he is doing. I am sure your vet will take very good care of him and that Gissi will come out of this as good as new and if he has to use a harness, no biggie, I heard that they are better than collars anyway!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 10
Hi Paula, he actually likes the Harness and yes it must be a lot more Comfortable as I would not like to be pulled about by my throat The closer it is getting the more scared I am getting, I just want it over and done with and have my little Baby back with me safe
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29 Jan 10
lots of positive thoughts and good wishes from me and Dexter. you must be out of your mind with worry, all your mylot friends will be praying for you on Tuesday. hugs from me and dexter xx
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Oh yes I am going out of my mind I will not calm down till I have my little Boy back on Tuesday and it is all over and done with Big Hugs back to you and little Dex xx
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
29 Jan 10
I hope things go well...very well! Give him a hug from me!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Hi Jill I will do and he sends Hugs back
@bunnybon7 (37447)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Jan 10
omg, i must have missed one of your posts. i didnt know about this. of course i will be praying a lot for his safety in surgery. i know i almost lost it when i just had to take coco in to get fixed. poor little thing was in so much pain the first night i got no sleep at all. i held her close to me and she would sleep a few minutes then wake up and whine at me. i would give her some more pain meds. it was worse then my own hysterectomy gissi will be fine im sure. hes a tough little guy. coco has never worn a collar. its always been a harness. i think thats best for any dog.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Hi Bunny I know it will hurt me to when he is in pain I just want him to get through this Thank you Bunny I will kep everyone updated
@savypat (20246)
• United States
29 Jan 10
This is a time when you can be happy that animals don't look at the future or the past. He will only live in the now and be happy to be see you when he wakes up. Blessings to you both.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 10
Yes Pat that is so right