[/QUOTE]Originally posted by gigimom@Apr 25 2005, 12:16 PM
Today had to have been one of the worst days I've had in a while. I took my baby Pebbles of six months to be spayed by a vet that is known for working well with the smaller breeds (show breeder with very small yorkies referred me to him). He spayed both of my other girls and Pebbles was my last one to be done.
I dropped her off this morning and I felt very relaxed as this was my third time going through this procedure (and there were no problems with either of the other girls). Well this afternoon I got a call the Pebbles was in serious condition. For some reason her stomach was filled with oxygen (the vet claims she swallowed and it went the wrong way) and it (her stomach) began to twist. She stopped breathing twice and they (the vet) was concerned she wouldn't make it. She's home with me now and her spay was not completed due to her emergency situation. The worst part is that the vet wants me to bring her back in two weeks to "try this again". I just can't see myself doing this again at least not with this vet. I know its better to spay her if she's not going to be breed (and she's not) but my gosh, I don't know if my heart can take it. I called my breeder (she's great) and she was a big help in calming me down.
Sorry for the long post but I just feel to terrible right now. I thought that maybe writing about it might make me feel better.
I don't know about dogs - but in people oxygen in the stomach means that intubation was incorrect (instead of trachea you end up in esophagus, leading to stomach). So, check to see if they intubated her...if so, its their fault for not getting it into the right place. In people we check the lungs by listening to be sure we are not in the wrong place.
Sorry you have to go though this!!