13 Month Old Female
Baguette is doing well, her surgeries have been so complex due to the initial breakdown she had with her first surgery. This resulted in their being little actual skin to allow for closure of her cleft. It has been a painfully slow process but one which will eventually mean that Baguette will be able to go on to find her forever home. She has had several surgeries now and things are improving albeit at a slow pace.
In order to close the cleft we have had to wait for tissue to granulate and then gently ease over and slowly attempt to close what was essentially a gaping hole, with no tissue to cover it. We now have one area left which will possible require another 2 or 3 surgeries dependant on how she responds.
It has been a long process for her, but she has remained well and tolerates her surgeries with little impact and is back to being Baguette the following day. We are always looking at ways to improve this surgery and to enable better results for the dogs, its one of those unfortunate situations whereby there are no rules. Each and every surgery can be different but that doesn’t mean we should not try.
We are so very grateful to those that have supported us this far and hope that you will continue to help us to complete Baguettes surgeries.
Baguette has been with us since birth, she came in with a cleft pallet and was hand reared by one of our wonderful volunteers. Baguette has since had several surgeries, her cleft has been complex and difficult to repair but it hasn’t held her back at all.
As her cleft was so very severe we have had to do staged surgeries and gradually reduce the cleft as opposed to straight repair surgery. Her first repair broke down completely but we are making headway now. It is a slow process but she copes well and to be honest you would not know the following day that she has had surgery as the issue is keeping her calm and stopping her from trying to chew toys etc. If we were advised at any point that Baguette was suffering we would review her treatment. She is doing well, copes too well with surgery and is thriving and full of beans.
We are hoping her next surgery will be in a couple of weeks and then following this she should have, what we hope to be her final surgery in another 4-6 weeks. Surgery is complex and expensive but we could never allow a dog to die when their condition is treatable and poses no ongoing health risk when repaired. We appreciate that surgery costs a lot of money but how can we place a price on Baguette’s life and other cleft pups just like her.
We are so very grateful to all who have helped with Baguettes surgeries so far and hope others will help so we can finish her treatment and find her forever home. To all who have applied, we will continue to hold applications and as soon as Baguette is fully fit we will look at them all.
Baguette will need to be re homed with another dog, she has never been an only dog and would not cope without canine companionship. Like many Frenchies Baguette is small but shy she is not! She is a full on dog with attitude and we will be looking for owners who are breed experienced and understanding of the temperament.
She is currently being fostered in Guildford Surrey.
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