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Bailey's in surgery today

[UPDATE (11:45): Just got a call from the vet – Bailey’s out of surgery and we’ll be able to pick her up at 5 today. She’ll be on a new course of antibiotics, but should be fine in 2-3 days. Whew!]

Kate and I are both on edge this AM, because one of our babies, the Lab/Weimeraner mix Bailey, is going in for oral surgery today. One side of her face has been pretty swollen off and on for the past week or so.

We’re both having flashbacks to February, when we lost Red, a Rhodesian Ridgeback. His heart stopped while under anesthesia. Needless to say, we’re at a different vet now. The memories are too painful.

Bailey is about 8 years old; she was adopted from a Raleigh shelter. She was found in a mall parking lot, left by some cretin. She’s our alpha dog, a real trouper and really doesn’t show the level of pain she clearly has to be in, according to the vet.

Hopefully I’ll get good news later in the day.

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Pam Spaulding