Sunday, October 14, 2007
The above photos were taken back in Dec 20, 2004 when I had perineal hernia surgery.
Dr. Young is my local primary vet. It was very thoughtful of Dr. Young took time off, drove to College Station, met me & my family there, and went into surgery with me. Dr. Hobson was Dr. Young's mentor during his college years studied veterinarian medicine at Texas A & M back in 60's. The center picture was taken right after the surgery performed by Dr. Hobson. Dr. Terry was my direct caregiver before, during, and after the surgery.
Perineal Hernia is commonly happened to K9 and feline that are not being neutered. However, it did not apply to my case as I was neutered already. The reason it had happened to me because of chronic IBD. The condition had eventually weakened the anal muscle, and made me had hard time to go poop. My case was not serious as my family had noticed and taken care of it right away. All I did was muscle flap. No other surgical procedure was needed.
According to Dr. Hobson, majority of the cases were serious. Most of the K9 and feline had surgery not only repaired the hernia, but also removed the stretched muscle, neutered, and taken care of intestinal infection because of poop blockage for long period of time.
time to say good night. woof... woof...