Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: northern Minnesota
Re: Angel's hernia - what to do?
I'm so sorry that Angel and your family are going through this. Has the specialist actually seen Angel, or has this been telephone consult only? Have you spoken directly with the specialist? Have you discussed the pupil dilation and constant purring with the specialist?
I think you need more information (or at least more information than you've posted in this thread) in order to make this decision. If Angel has an 85% chance of surviving the surgery now (which are pretty strong odds, IMO), then what is her chance of surviving another nine months without the surgery? If her eyes are in a state of constant dilation now, and if that dilation is a result of the hernia, is there a chance that she may go partially or fully blind if the hernia is not corrected now? What does the constant purring indicate? Assuming she survives the surgery, is the long term post-surgical prognosis as good if performed now as it would be if performed in another nine months?
If you don't know the answers to these questions, I think a conversation with the specialist is in order. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better a decision you can make.