I posted a pretty lengthy description already in a topic "Not Interested In Eating His Food!".
Short story is my 9 month basenji was admitted to the hospital for anemia caused by low red blood cell count and lethargy. After many attempts to correct this issue he required a blood transfusion (twice). Following an endoscopy they discovered an "Angry" ulcer-like area on his duodenum. Following the endo and 2nd blood transfusion (because his RBC count dropped dramatically) he developed a fever of 105 and it has not went down in 4 days. They did take samples of this area but the labs are taking 3-5 days to come back!!! I also feel in my gut the sampling inflammed these area so much it triggered the fever (but they won't admit this).
My question is.. Has anyone went through a surgery like this to remove part of the duodenum (small intestine)? It's around 5-7cm for the site to be removed. What is the recovery like? Is there anything anyone can share that helps me feel a bit more confident in surgery for a dog?
A piece of me wants to wait for the results to come back but his conditions is going downhill.. He is now not eating anymore, fever still blaring, and he is sleeping all day at the hospital. Thankfully they allow me to go see him daily! They want to get this thing out of him but im nervous we are rushing to surgery too fast!