Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
update on polly - ok, she didnt end up having an operation today. They decided to extract some fluid before the operation and found out the fluid was saliva. Turns out she has a condition called Salivary Mucocele or salivary cyst and she needs her salivary gland on that side removed. He said he wouldnt pass me back to my vet to do the operation as its not one he is happy to do as the main salivary gland lies between the jugular vein (the jugular splits into two like a fork in the road and the gland lies right between the two veins.) he said its not an operation he has done very often and would rather my vet who has done them many times before to do it.
There is also a chance of nerve damage as there are nerves around there but we figure she would be better off with half of her face paralysed than dead.
So, she goes in in the morning to have the operation. They have sorted a vet from another surgery to come and do it as he specialises in these things and im all paranoid and would rather pay the extra $300 to know someone who really knows his stuff is digging around inside her. Its made harder for them because she is so tiny too. They have less margin for error. But, im assured there should be no problems. So I have to stress through another day tomorrow lol if I didnt colour my hair I swear all you would see would be grey hair under there these days lol
On lighter news: Big Brother started last night woohoo :) its way different to past years but still looks interesting. A couple of hotties too to insure lots of girls votes lol and vice versa :)
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"