Dr. Myhre assisting a technician in starting his IV. Apparently Linus has difficult veins to work with.
Covering Linus with drapes...
The first incision with the help of Dr. Myhre's assistant.
The excess has been removed and now comes the delicate part of suturing the skin in place and recreating the end of the urethra.
The surgeons finishing up the last details. The tech in the background stayed next to Linus's head throughout the entire process and monitored his condition.
The table was lowered back down to ground level, where Linus was given an injection to begin reversing the effects of the anestesia. The breathing tube was temporarily disconnected to put Linus's halter back on.
The vets prepare to move him back into the recovery room, strapping his hind legs together and then untying his front legs from the table.
With a veterinarian and technician lifting his head and Dr. Myhre at the controls, Linus begins to lift off of the operating table.
With a few pushes, he heads for the heavily-padded recovery room.
About a half an hour later, he gets himself up to his feet, and is led back to his stall. His entire body was trembling from the anestesia, and he was a little off-balance, but he made it back safely. Here, two of the techs remove his IV.
Linus will stay at the clinic for a few days. The catheter will be removed prior to coming home, and then he will be under the supervision of Dr. George. We are told to expect about 7-10 days before he is healed and pain free!
A special thanks to Dr. Grant Myhre and his wonderful staff! Also, a huge thanks to everyone who donated to Linus's cause! We couldn't have done this without you!