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Dr. Meadows here are a few photos of the surgery place where the stitches obviously did not hold during the healing process. This “place” goes up along his wolf tooth into the nasal cavity via the soft palate hole that was covered during the second surgery procedure of pulling the left cheek towards the center, the right cheek towards the center and overlaying the edges onto the soft tissue graft that served as the blood supply to each cheek’s contribution to the covering of the hole in his soft palate. I found this last week when I checked his teeth and noticed some fescue seeds along the gum line of the wolf tooth. I used my finger to remove the seeds and noticed that the spot was actually packed with seeds, red and sore to the touch. I got a nasal canula with some chlor-hex:H2O mix, gently flushed the seeds down and out of what I thought was probably just a shallow pocket. However, it was with the flushing that I discovered the assumed shallow pocket was actually open clear into the nasal cavity. The chlor-hex came out his nose and he was also swallowing. So. the nasal cavity flushes to the throat and the nose…which is good. But, my concern is that with seeds or whatever making their way into this hole to the nasal cavity then there could be migration of seeds/trash to his lungs or becoming lodged and creating abscesses or migrating foreign object problems. For example, I’ve had cowdogs get seeds from cheat grass or needle and thread grass lodged in their inner mouth cheeks or throat and migrate into other layers of tissue and create some real painful, infected, abscessed problems. Take a look and I’ll call to see which Dr. needs to take a look at this. I’d hope you could take care of it.

FYI…the last photo which shows my full thumbnail. Dr. Meadows…if you look closely, you can see next to the wolf tooth a “stitch pulled” mark…and on upward towards my thumb more little stitch scars.

Hangin’ Tree Cowdog Levi…Tammy’s Cowdogs…Missouri.

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