I'm sorry to everybody who likes my blog (yes, you three) but I've been in a pretty big rut lately. My boss has been ill and I've been working covering his hours as well as my own. Also, it's been really slow at work (thank you winter and the economy) and not much interesting going on. However, this week I've done more surgery than usual with a couple of interesting ones.
I don't do much surgery. Despite liking it in vet school I had a few terrible episodes right out of school involving huge obese dog spays with loose ligatures and some large pyos, and one memorable... never mind. So it's taken me about a year to get my surgical courage back.
Monday I repaired a prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid (say that ten times fast) using the pocket technique. I've never done this surgery and never even seen one, but went to an excellent CE conference this past weekend that taught me how to do it. It went really well and looked really good when I was done.
Today, I amputated a cat's ear. The inside of the pinna (the part that sticks up) had a nasty fast growing tumor on it that I've cut out once before. So this time, with the owner a little frustrated (understandable) we just cut the whole thing off. That was interesting, I've never done it before. Went pretty well, as well. We'll see how he does the next few weeks.
I also did a cat spay and neuter today. Same old same old, probably done about a hundred or so of those. Took me less than an hour to do both of them.
Hope I have something good to tell ya'll (I used that word on purpose) next time I blog!!!
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