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