Susannah to the vet

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I took Sus in my van this time and of course Telly, Faye and Lizzy had to go along. Dr. Feld gave her 4 shots and sent medication home with us. He once again recommended surgically removing the udder which sounds udderly awful – ha! But I may have to consider it – Iowa State Vet school recommends the same – oh, my poor Susannah. I’ve already decided if we do it that I will let her recuperate in one of the dog kennels so it will be extra clean and warm. I’ll keep you posted.

25 thoughts on “Susannah to the vet

  1. Michele

    Poor thing. But, if she feels better after it might be worth it.

    Love the picture of Telly sticking her nose out for a sniff of ….something.
    Faye looks like she is thinking, “Why is that stinkin goat in my van?”

  2. Holly

    Poor Susannah–that looks terribly painful! What an awful thing for her to have to deal with. I hope she feels better soon.

  3. Maryjane

    Awww–poor little girl. Hope you have it removed and relieve her suffering. Dogs are tooooo cute.

  4. Carole

    Thanks for the update; we’ve all been so concerned. Poor little sweetie – she’s been through so much.

  5. ANGELA ROWLAND

    Thank you for the update. I feel so sorry for you both. She must be so uncomfortable. What ever you decide I know you have her best interests at heart. Hope the meds do the trick. Prayers for you both.

  6. Emily

    Poor Susannah. She is so adorable. I’m sure it’s not an easy decision to make about her udder. Hope the meds and shots do the trick and she heals ASAP!

  7. Rose Mikulski

    My Poor Susannah!!! I hope you do what’s best for the little sweetie, I’ll be saying special prayers for her and you. Maybe next time you take her to the Vet and she’s feeling better you can go to the drive thru to get her and the gang a treat.

  8. Diana W

    Poor baby! I feel so bad for her. We have such soft hearts when it comes to our fur babies, whether they be dog, cat or goat.

  9. Shelley

    I had a llama who developed mastitis and the vet had to remove two of her four milk glands. It was either that or loose the llama. She recovered very quickly and was still able to nurse with the remaining two. It may sound bad to us but dragging on with a serious infection can be life threatening.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      when I asked the vet if she could survive the surgery, he said the mastitis would kill her quicker so as soon as we get the swelling down and the infection under control, I think we’ll have to go ahead with the surgery.

  10. Malynda Reed

    Oh poor baby get well soon have the surgery and lots of extra special treats after surgery. Hang in there Spring is coming!

  11. Cheryl

    It’s hard. Our animal babies don’t understand that we are just trying to help them. I hope she will take her pain meds. Hoping for a fast and good outcome.

  12. Becky

    Knowing that our furry friends are hurting, hurts us to see them knowing
    they are in pain. Hope the meds quickly take care of the pain and get some
    relief. Best Wishes!

  13. Dorothy Sheldrake

    Oh I’m so sorry for Susannah. Hope you go ahead and have the surgery. Animals are Gods creatures too and He created them with miraculous little bodies that can heal well. Our animals seem to do even better than I do.

  14. sweettea

    I praying and hoping Suzanna get to feel better … I have bunch of “kids” myself over here so I know how that feel to have a sick “kid”. Keep us posted of her situation.

  15. Marilyn Morley

    If its anything like having a boob off, it won’t be real bad and then she will be rid of the problem??
    Hopefully! M

  16. Mickey

    You have such a caring heart for your “dear ones”, I know you will make the right decision. Prayer will continue from here.

  17. Mary C.

    Poos Susannah, that looks so uncomfortable. Hard to make a decision like this but it sounds like surgery might be the right thing. At least you’re retired so she’d get excellent care and a lot of attention after surgery and with the kennel you have a great place for her to recover. It was nice for the dogs to go along and offer moral support as only they can!

  18. Ann Barlament

    The puperoo’s have sensed that she needed company and support. If the surgery helps ease Susannah’s pain, then I pray for guidance and a speedy recovery.

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