Does anyone have any knowledge of it being safe to have bladder and castration surgery at the same time on a 4.5 year old, 128 lb, intact male Irish Wolfhound with a low platelet count of 88?? His Lymphocytes were also low 636, and Lipase low 67 and Na/K ratio was High. His BUN was 9 and Creatinine was 1.0 which are in normal range.
My vet is saying the low platelet count is an artifact, (?????) from what I am finding on the internet an artifact means possible lab error?? or doesn't have anything to do with what we are looking at??? I would think being able to clot is important???? They are looking for a possible bladder tumor, or possible stones, this Friday starting with tests, with possible surgery.
My Augie has had wellness check-ups every year with complete blood panels and urinalysis. And with these wellness checks comes information you would not usually be exposed to unless they become really sick. But I like staying on top of his health. Augie has had blood in his urine for the past three years, (and you wouldn't know it to look at him, watch him play, or eat) and was treated with antibiotics without any change to his urine samples. In the past my vet has told me this is just my Augie, but I am getting more concerned as he had a drop of urine pass the other day with visible blood in it the day after two falls on the ice, three weeks ago. No drops of noticeable blood in the urine since.....and with his platelet count now coming back low I want to make sure with these tests it isn't anything more.
This last blood count was done 8 days into a round antibiotics, Sulfatrimeth 480, and from what I can find on the internet Sulfa drugs lower platelet counts. Does anyone know if this is correct? Because when I try to read the veterinary jargon it is really hard to comprehend.
Does anyone have any experience, or knowledge with multiple surgeries at one time on a giant breed dog??? They are wanting to castrate him at the same time, and I am terrified. These big guys are super sensitive to anesthesia, and I am afraid it might be to much for his system, especially with the low platelet count.
I know of a perfectly healthy Wolfhound who went for x-rays of his hips for certification for breeding, and never came out of the anesthesia.
Does anyone have a vet who allows them to stay for tests being done on your pet while they are awake? Or have you had your pet catheterized while awake?
Thank-you to anyone out there that may have any knowledge on this.