Oreo came to VESCONE's emergency room on Sunday, February 12th with a bleeding liver mass. This is a case where every department in our hospital was crucial to Oreo's treatment and recovery (Emergency, Surgery, Radiology and Oncology).
Picture: Oreo's mom, Peggy Koenig, visits her after surgery.
After our Emergency Veterinarian triaged Oreo, they called our radiologist, Dr. Marcia Whiteley, to do an emergency ultrasound. Dr. Whitely noticed a nodule on the spleen and was concerned about a larger than normal gallbladder.
Our surgeon, Dr. MaryAnn Neives, was consulted and performed surgery on Oreo to remove most of her liver and her entire spleen & gallbladder. Oreo also received 2 blood transfusions to after her surgery to help her recover. VESCONE has blood on hand for emergency transfusions 24 hours a day.
After 4 nights as an inpatient at VESCONE, Oreo was released to the care of her family. She is recovering from her surgery and her cancer will be treated by our oncology partner and adjoining neighbor, the New England Veterinary Oncology Group (NEVOG).
We are thrilled that Oreo is doing well and that all our departments (ER, Radiology, Surgery and Oncology) worked together quickly to provide the emergency care she needed.