Ollie recently underwent emergency surgery with veterinary surgeon Lyn. Poor Ollie had a bleeding mass on his spleen and during the operation to remove it, it became evident that Ollie needed a lifesaving blood transfusion. Unlike human hospitals, we do not keep blood products in stock, therefore we urgently needed to source some.
Luckily Noosabay Kennels and Cattery are situated less than half a mile from us. We gave them a call and they were brilliant and immediately came to Ollie’s rescue, bringing down their own beautiful black Labrador Sorcha. At only 3 years old Sorcha is young, fit and healthy with a lovely temperament, making her perfectly suitable for a safe donation to help Ollie. She was brilliant and such a well behaved girl throughout, making absolutely no fuss.
Ollie respond well to the blood transfusion and started to improve. Head nurse Estelle closely monitored Ollie’s condition throughout the night, watching for any adverse reaction.
Thankfully the surgery, along with the generosity of the Sorcha and her owners, Ollies life was saved.
A big heartfelt thank you goes out to all at Noosabay Kennels and Cattery from ourselves at Wangford Veterinary Clinic and Ollie’s very grateful and much relieved owners.
*The spleen is one of those organs of the body that most people have heard of but many are uncertain where it is and what it actually does. Although it has several important functions, dogs can manage to live a normal life without a spleen if it has to be removed.
Pictured below - on the left to right Ollie and Sorcha