|11-14-2014, 03:05 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2013
Hi MomLady and Nancy,
Thank you again for all the replies. Made contact with three Vets
1) Elizabeth Borgmann
2) Sharon Prus
3) Kamil Svancara
Dr Borgmann didn't have any experience on Hedgehogs before, but handled Quinn very well. We decided against going to her because she did not have experience. Quinn is a special case since she is a very tiny Hedgie weighing in at 320grams. So we wanted above the norm for her.
Dr Prus seemed great at first, but in the end brushed us off and would not operate on Quinn today as she was taking Saturday off. Instead she opted that Quinn go on medicine in efforts to shrink the tumor first before going in for surgery. Quinn was already on the same medication for two weeks prior.
Dr Svancara, the staff at his vet were not very heartwarming, and he is a very direct doctor. Kept saying no guarantees if Quinn will make the surgery due to its complexity.
All of them use surgical instruments. I guess Lasers is too expensive to afford in small town Vancouver, which is a bummer.
Super worried about Quinn going under the knife, she survived the operation. But the operation was not successful. Dr Svancara opened Quinn up, saw the tumor, claimed it was significantly larger than what the Ultra Sound report stated it to be (1.5cm x 3cm). So either within the last 10 days the tumor had grown significantly or the Ultrasound report wasn't very accurate. Dr Svancara said sorry he could not help, took a photograph of her tumor, and sewed Quinn back up.
Should have, could have, would have. I wish we took better care of Quinn and took her into see a vet right away and got the surgery lined up right away as both of you two recommended. And as a result of our stupidity Quinn now has to suffer with a tumor inside her and face the inevitable date... And that'll be on my conscience forever.
Quinn's home now. But I'm really heart broken, not knowing when she'll start feeling the tumor and feel suffering. All I know now is to treat her like the Queen, because we owe it to her.
If anyone digs up this in the future and wants advice or info from our experience please feel free to message me or directly email me.
Thanks for reading =)
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