Written Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:09 PM
Here are some photos from the Univ. of Missouri Veterinary emergency surgery on Levi’s destroyed mouth…surgery photos on Dec. 18, 2013, check-up visit on Dec. 30, 2013, and our trip today as we left this morning – Jan. 30, 2014. I’ll have his today’s surgery photos a little later. The surgeon and staff worked on Levi from 7:30 this morning and we left there at 6:00 PM. He had major surgery today. The wires and casting were removed. They took out three teeth on his upper right jaw so that they could use the flap…stretched it over the hole in his palates – grafting. He is a huge amount of pain. He will return in 10 days to see if he is ready for the second grafting to cover another hole in his palate. It was too much for today and he was in surgery for hours. So there is more grafting, root canals and maybe another extraction of a tooth. He is one tough dude. Good surgeons and a new student (Dan) and he was really good too. I’m worn slick…too much water floated around in my eyes today. Met some nice farm folks from central Illinois. They brought a Labrador that has been with the husband and wife ever since the husband underwent heart surgery several years ago. Their dog has some prostate issues.
You can click on the photos and there is a little description for each picture.