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puffer surgery success!

Post by casc » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:18 pm

Juke made it threw surgery! He's back at home recovering after having a lump the size of a quarter removed. Dr. Tony is having it sent out to find out what it was. Hopefully the next couple weeks will go well, no infections and quick healing. It seemed to go pretty well, after only a couple minutes he was being stitched up. I will post some photos and video soon. Thanks for the help.

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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by Stratters » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:23 pm

Fantastic news! Speedy recovery Juke x
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by Arny » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:36 pm

Great news! Cannot wait for the vid :)

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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:58 pm

Woo-hoo!!! Does he have stitches?
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by DMD123 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:03 pm

Good to hear he is on the road to recovery.
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by bertie 83 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:21 pm

Great news
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by sgtmyers88 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:30 pm

excellent
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by casc » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:35 pm

Yes he has stitches. He seems to be feeling fine, swimming around and still has a healthy appetite.

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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by casc » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:44 pm

Here are pictures from today. The video is gonna take a bit longer, I used a different camera and I have to download it still. But the pics are great.
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by G S P Freak » Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:52 pm

Awesome, great to hear it went well! I hope the recovery goes smooth! :D
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:02 pm

The MS222 worked well? Did you keep the fish wet? What did the vet charge you? He must have been very excited to work on a fish!
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by SmrtyPnts » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:56 am

THIS IS AWESOME!

Speedy recovery little Juke!

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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by casc » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:33 pm

The MS222 worked well as long as he was continually receiving doses on the table. We kept covering him with water, he started to move his tail fin a little during so he was drenched in his gills with medicated water to keep him under. I'm still don't know what they are going to charge me. The Dr. wanted to send out the tumor for testing so he told me to wait to pay. It cost me $40 for meds and shipping so far. It was all worth it. They let me help while my girlfriend took pics and video. The whole animal hospital was very excited and taking photos themselves. It was pretty awesome! Juke is doing great so far, I hope he continues to do well. This was him last night before bed...
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by Flutter » Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:10 pm

Awesome!
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Is he eating?
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