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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Marge Update

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


Sequoia & Petunia said...

Many healing hugs to Marge!!!! We are glad nurse Stella is keeping her comfy.


Salinger The Pug said...

Awww sweet Marge!!!

Give extra kisses to ALL of the Smushies for helping to take care of this sweet girl!

How is life on the farm going? Are you going to get ostriches? If you do...mom says she's THERE because she has this weird ostrich thing and laughs hysterically (we're talking TEARS!) when she visits with them.


Benny and Lily said...

Oh Marge we are happee you are home. Hope you recovery soon so the next surgery will be a piece of cake. Thank goodness you live with the medical staff
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Marge
We love you so much. I know your resting right now,,,
we send our love to you and your mom who is taking such good care of you
many many people care about you

agent99 said...

Marge, we are sending the Power of the PAW to help your healing. With your momma and tre rest of the Smushies watching over you, we know you are in good paws,

love & snorts!!

Wilma said...

Marge, you will be healed in no time with the excellent private duty nursing care of Stella bella. We are all thinking of you!

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

We are sending healing vibes her way. Such a good nurse Stella is. I can just see them all making sure Marge is looked after to the high standard of care that smushies provide.. lots of luv and licks.

Sally said...

Poor Marge - we are sending her lots of healing vibes so she gets better quickly! We are glad you have nurse Stella by your side - lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Yoda & Brutus said...

Sending many pug hugs and kisses to Marge for her recovery!

Glad to hear that the rest of the smush faces are keeping an eye on her.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

Diane said...

I hope Marge is feeling better today. SO sorry she has to go back for more. What a great nurse Stella is! xoxo Diane

Lola said...

I'm sorry that she has to have more surgeries, but thank dogness she's got Nurse Stella to take care of her.

lotsa licks, Lola

Minnie Moo said...

Oh poor Marge. I've had a little nose surgery myself. I will send well wishes her way pronto!


Minnie Moo

dw said...

Feel better Marge! I know the other Smushies will keep a good watch over you until you heal all up! I sure hope the specialist can really help you and make a good improvement in your breathing! Thinking about ya, sweetie!

The Mama Monster said...

Hugs to you sweet Marge!!!!

~The Monster Crew

Puglette said...

margie, i am sending you lots and lots of love waves so you can have a speedy recovery. nurse stella is the best help you can have.
big hugs,

Mango said...

Oh get better soon Marge. Good luck with the surgery. That sounds kind of scary to me. Poor little smush face.


mayziegal said...

I just luvs her squishy face!

Thank you for the update. I hope they can make her all better real soon. Please gives her a gentle snuggle from me.

Wiggles & Wags,

Tessa the Maltese said...

Marge we are sending healing vibes your way.

You are such a good nurse Stella!

woo woos, Tessa

Southern Fried Pugs said...

Get better soon Marge! That's too bad about the specialist though. We know how much those cost. Maybe they will cut you guys a deal on the surgery. Here's hoping!

Sandy Mastroni said...

love and prayers and hugs to you and Marge !

Pearl said...

Just came by to check on sweet miss Marge! Hope she is recovering well. I know that nurse Stella is seeing to it!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi marge adn smushies!
oh we are so glad they know just what to do to make her feel all better!
she is sooooo lucky to have all of you!
what a wonderful update!
m & e

Oskar said...

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Jemima Jones Beck said...

Everyone feel better soon!

Pug Hugs x 4 (Paula / PA Pug Mom) said...

Marge; Wishing you the best sweetie in your recovery and future surgery. When Bandit had his first surgery it also included a malformed septum in the back of his nose an extra skin flap, among three other things done at the time. That part of his airway healed well. He was to a specialist also.OXOXXO