Admissions Form

Please complete these forms before your visit.

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When your pet is discharged, your pet may not be fully alert! Dr. DeForge never discharges any patient unless it is safe to do so! Recovery time cannot be assumed. It can be up to 24 hours in some patients. Monitor well! In dogs leash walk; do not leave outside unattended; and avoid stairs without direct supervision. Do not allow to hide under beds or furniture. Cats should be kept in a large carrier or in a small room until fully recovered. Ask a nurse what can be fed upon returning home.

Normal Findings at home DURING awakening can be: Shaking, shivering, whining, trembling, vocalizing in dogs, meowing in cats, hyper-excitement, or lethargy. This has been described in humans as, emergence delirium! In babies, the reaction rate is between 2% to 80% after the introduction of medicines for anesthesia or sedation! The findings listed above may or may not happen.

Do not leave your pet alone and especially during the summer months AVOID hot rooms without adequate ventilation or air conditioning. Do not allow strong play, jumping on and off of furniture, or running around on slippery floors. If you are concerned with your pet’s recovery and Dr. DeForge is not available, please contact your nearest 24/7 ER Center. Patient comfort and a quality of life without pain is our mission! *A copy of these instructions is available upon request.

Sedation-Tranquilization-Anesthesia Release

Dr. DeForge is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. He feels it is paramount that no patient be in pain during any procedure, diagnostic test, treatment, or surgical intervention. He has committed over three decades to the concern of all patients for a quality of life and a pain-free existence. Expediency should not replace sedation and pain control to prevent any discomfort.

By signing below, you give permission for Dr. DeForge to perform sedation-tranquilization-analgesia-and/or anesthesia for the necessary care of your special friend. Also, by signing below, you give permission for this care with the understanding that the reaction to any sedative, tranquilizer, analgesic, and or anesthetic is patient-specific. You assume with informed consent responsibility for the injectables and/or gas inhalants below and cannot hold Dr. DeForge and/or the other doctor[s] at Silver Sands Veterinary responsible for any adverse reaction if it occurs.

You also realize that the patient when discharged may not be one hundred percent awake from the sedation. You must monitor at home to be sure that the patient does not fall or hurt itself on stairs, slippery floors, jumping, or practicing any play pattern or activity that is not recommended, by the doctor, during recovery. Recovery time cannot be assumed. It is different in each patient. Full reversal is not seen for 24 hours in many patients. Reversal agents are not given unless the doctor feels it is necessary. Some agents do not have reversal agents. In most instances, reversal agents are not recommended because the pain control of the agent used will be modified. Common sense must prevail leash walk, no food can be given after midnight the night before surgery, water can be given up to admission. Do not leave home unattended or allow playing with other pets while reflexes are poor. [up to 24 hours] If you have questions, always feel free to call Dr. DeForge. If Dr. DeForge is not available call the nearest ER Center. Patient comfort, quality of life, and a pain-free life are the three most important concerns at Silver Sands Veterinary. Procedure:

Injectables Utilized: Ketamine/Midazolam

Anesthesia Used: Isoflurane