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|08-15-2009, 07:07 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Jamaica Estates
Blog Entries: 1
Hi everyone, I just joined this group. I have a beautiful 2 years male Yorki, but a few months ago he stared to coughing and make this estrange noise. Two days ago, we took Lucky to his veterinarian to take some X rays of Lucky’s chest to see the reason of his suffocation and coughing. After the X rays were taken, the doctor indicated to my family and I that Lucky has a Tracheal Collapse and he will need to see a specialist because he needs a surgery; in the meanwhile, he gave us syrup that Lucky has to take every twelve hours to calm his coughing.
I was reading about this condition and I learned that the surgery can cost up to $6,000.00 plus $1,000.00 per ring (which is placed where the trachea is narrow). I also read that the life of these rings is about 2.5 years and sometimes after the surgery dogs have some complications in the long term.
We really do not want anything to happen to Lucky, but in NYC everything is so expensive that we are very depress and desperate for this situation. We need to hear from someone that is or had experienced this situation to have an idea what to do next.
|08-16-2009, 12:15 PM||#2|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Please post this in the sick section. If you do a 'search' of YT post/threads you will find lots of information. Many members have/had Yorkies with CT. I did not realize that it was so expensive. Is there any way that you can find a veterinary teaching hospital? Could it be possible that they will do it for less? Maybe contact a Yorkie rescue for ideas? I'm just grasping at straws here. Hope someone else will have better ideas. But, I really do suggest that you post this in the sick section. It won't get lost among the other threads so easily. ~Joanne~
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|08-16-2009, 02:57 PM||#3|
Donating YT 30K Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Blog Entries: 6
I am sorry to hear about your little guy. I have had several with collapsed tracheas and depending on the severity it can be treated with medicine or surgery. 2 of mine were not severe and lived to an old age. one of mine's was severe and after going to a specialist and doing research we decided that the surgery was to risky for her and her collapse was in the thoracic area and she was not a good candidate for surgery, That was 12 years ago though and they can do a lot more now so I would consult with the specialist and then take it from there. I hope he can be helped without surgery.
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