Saturday, September 16, 2006

Please, only click on these links if you are not bothered by gory graphic images! You are forewarned!

I heard all the clamoring for the gross pictures from all my recent exciting cases, but I was afraid to post them due to the delicate nature of some of my readers. Fortunately, Dooce posted some hidden pictures, so with Anthony's help I could figure out how to do it, too.

This first one is a doozy - its the poor schnauzer who had such terrible injuries to her leg through the fence she required amputation. Who could forget that story, right? Click if you really want to see the damage:

Horrible injury picture - degloved foreleg.



Right on the heels of that surgery, I did another amputation, this time on a rear leg on a ghinea pig. This poor g-pig broke her leg getting stuck in her cage at least 1 week prior to coming to see me (brought in not by her owner, but by a concerned extended family member). She had a horrible compound fracture of her tibia (shin bone) -- the bone was sticking out and the distal foot was rotting away. Of course, the owners had no money to take care of her. They "donated" her to us, and I did the surgery, and Enricka did the aftercare. Its a good thing the smell doesn't come up when you click...

Really gross compound fracture of leg with necrotic foot

More gross foot

The ghinea pig immediately post op (not so gross).




Here is Anna with the ghinea pig, just about to hand it over to her new owners (Regina and co.), about 2 weeks post-op, after receiving convalescent care from the saintly Enricka. Hey, no need to hide this photo!

OK, this last set is pretty humorous. Most likely, you haven't heard of neuticles. It is a prosthetic implant for male dogs after castration surgery. Normally I'm not into cosmetic surgery for dogs, since they can't decide if the pain of surgery is worth the superficial outcome. However, if it helps macho men decide to neuter their dogs, I'm all for it. What really cracks me up is how the neuticle marketing says it helps dogs "feel whole" after their surgery, that they won't miss their missing body part. Talk about projection and anthropomorphism! Sadly, this is the third time I have implanted neuticles.

Scrotum preoperative appearance



Intra op picture, sewing the prosthetic in place

Post op appearance, prosthetic testicle in its new home.

When you order the neuticles, you can pick the size from X-small (chihuahua) to X-large (big dog balls). You also have your choice of natural feeling silicone or hard plastic. The silicone is considerably more expensive, so all the ones I've put in were hard plastic. Good to know that the silicone is available though, in case squeezing your dog's testicles is an important part of your relationship with your pet.

10 comments:

EdamameMommy said...

oh man Those pictures scream PAIN to me, can you imagine the suffering they were feeling? Especially the poor dog with the scrawny balls. Thank goodness you fixed that. ;) But seriously ouch for the schnauzer and the varmin.

Leigh-Ann said...

Thank god you were there to save that poor dog's self-esteem from a life without testicles ;-)

As for the guinea pig, wow, that guinea pig loves you and the person who finally brought in it for treatment. Its owners should be shot.

paula said...

I'm still reeling from the thought of squeezing your dogs balls!! Seriously though, great stuff Jenn.

A.Norma said...

What a wonderful job you do,Jenn...I admire you greatly..those poor creatures! ooer

Leah said...

"in case squeezing your dog's testicles is an important part of your relationship with your pet."

Sorry laughing to hard to comment...

Great post by the way.

ColeBugsmommy said...

Great pictures, great post...only a day in the life at work, huh?

Lisa said...

I'm glad you found a way to hide the pictures, but hiding them makes them seem even scarier. I'll never click.

Joey said...

Great post - the pics are awesome! I have yet to have the neuticle experience (not that I really want to). I clicked on the website, though, and I highly recommend everyone go there and click on "Merchandise". There's neuticle gift baskets which include things like neuticles (yes, the real thing) on necklaces, bracelets, etc. The person who wants to wear synthetic testicles as jewelry has some kind of issues...

Emily said...

Neuticles! I had heard of them, but I didn't know their official name. Ha ha ha!

I agree with Lisa, the hidden pictures makes it seem more eerie, but I had to click. They were pretty gross. But I'm glad they had you to fix 'em up.

antonia said...

I want to get people neuticles for Christmas and let them work out what they are.

Can't face the gory photos of amputation - too early in the morning - but I love this blog!