Marge is home from having the 1st stage of her surgeries. She's not feeling the best, but nurse Stella has not left her side!
Marge, you rest. I'll gnaw on your favorite toy until you feel better...
Dr. Stephens expected to go in and remove a flap of skin (elongated soft palette) that we thought was blocking her airway. As it turned out, that wasn't the problem. It's a big flap of skin/ tissue that is blocking her sinus passages. So basically that piece of tissue is sucked into Marge's nasal passages when she tries to breath, eat or drink. This type of surgery requires a specialist, so Marge will have to wait a couple weeks to have this done.
In the meantime, Marge was spayed (no more puppies for her!!) and she had her ears scoped while under anesthesia. Dr. Stephens removed a growth that was blocking her left ear canal and was able to get some medication into both ear canals to help with the inflammation. Sadly, there is quite a bit of scar tissue so the likely hood of her recovering full hearing is slim to none.
After Ms. Marge recovers from her spay, she'll be seen by the specialist to complete her surgery. Until then, she'll be resting and recovering under the watchful eye of her fellow smushies.
Lot's of love,
Shannon and the Smushies