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Ollie's Surgery Day

Today was Ollie's scary, hopeful and exciting day all wrapped into one. It was his surgery day to relieve him of the sickness that keeps making his chest fill with fluid. I won't even begin to try and cover it in my own words, so to quote Ollie's mom at 11:00am...

"The surgery took over 4 1/2 hours, but it went like text book, it could not have gone better. They were able to clamp the offending thoracic duct & remove the sac round the heart. The pericardium was very thickened, the worst Mr Specialist had ever seen!!! It is not there anymore!!!! Mr Anaesthetis
t was able to do magic things, like deflate lung lobes & inflate others at will. This gave the vets a great view of what they were working with. Ollie has chest drains in & will spend the next few days in hospital. There is nothing more that can be done for him, & now it is just a matter of waiting. He is heavily drugged on methadone tonight to keep him comfortable.....,
Thank you everyone for all the support & kind messages xx"
And the newest update from Ollie's mom at 4:15pm...
"We have just had our update on Ollie, he is doing well. He is one little tough cookie!!! He has just been out for a short walk, had a little kibble ( He refused to eat the wet food offered. I don't think he trusts them to give him something good!!). Ollie has just had some more pain relief & the vet will be in in a couple of hours to check on his progress. We can feel the strain lifting a bit........"
All the good wishes and paws crossed around the world helped!  Many of you asked me to keep you updated, and I am happy to have such positive news this evening!  It's just wonderful for Ollie and his family :)  Thank you, and please keep praying for an easy recovery. 



  1. OMD! Good news Murray! I am keepin' my paws crossed for Ollie. What a brave dude he is.
    I'll be sending some AireZens his way, and some for his peeps!
    Keep us updated!


  2. Oh Murray dis is such good news fur Ollie and his family. We has been worried but it sounds all good so far. We will be sendin' him our bestest vibes to recover and some bigs hugs to his mom.
    Thanks fur da update!


  3. Phew! Man, super glad that the surgery went well Murray and Ollie's Mom!!! :-D Sounds like you had an awesome surgeon! Keep the vet techs on their toes Ollie and keep up with the recovery process!! You're in my thoughts!! :-D

  4. Way to go Ollie, we won't uncross any paws till you get to go home, glad you are doing so well, a walkie all redy and some food, WOW, you are a tough guy!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  5. We've had our paws crossed all day, and it looks like it's working! We'll keep 'em crossed until he's out of the woods. Go Ollie go!

  6. How wonderful!! We will keep our paws crossed that Ollie recovers well!!

    Doodle Power!

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Sounds positive. But we'll keep our paws crossed a bit longer.

    XXXOOO Daiys, Bella &Roxy

  8. So great to hear some good news. We'll keep on praying and sending good vibes to Ollie until he's fully recovered and home again.

  9. Woof! Woof! Sending Lots of Golden LOVE. I'll keep my Golden Paws crossed. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. We are thrilled to hear the good news report. We will continue to cross our paws and keep good thoughts for Ollie to have a full recovery. Thanks for the pupdate.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. What great news! Woo hoo

    urban hounds

  12. Good job, Ollie. A speedy recovery for you, my furiend!

    Hugs and kisses,
    Wyatt and Stanzie

  13. Keep my paws crossed, hope you get better soon, Ollie

  14. Bless his sweet heart!! Still praying!

  15. Great news so far about Ollie. We are keeping our paws crossed that the recovery is speedy and the dear little one will be back to normal ASAP. Thanks for the pup-date. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  16. I'm so glad to read the good news at the start of my day! Please know that we're sending healing healthy thoughts and prayers in Ollie's direction!! THANKS for the update!! Enjoy your weekend!!

  17. So far so good! He sounds like a tough cookie!

  18. What good news about Ollie! We're keeping our fingers and paws crossed that he heals quickly. :)

  19. So glad to hear the surgery went well. What a trooper:-)

  20. We are keeping all our paws crossed for Ollie and sending healing vibes.
    We know he will do very well.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  21. What great news, our Paws are crossed for a speedy recovery Olli :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  22. Olli you are in our thoughts and prayers....


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