Theia, a 1-year-old bully breed mix

Sara Mellado of Moses Lake reunites with Theia – a stray, injured dog she took in and named – at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (Photos by Linda Weiford, WSU News)

Theia Update 4/24/2015

Apr 24, 2015, 17:04 PM by Richard B. Link

Theia in surgery photo cutlines

All photos credit to Henry Moore Jr. BCU/WSU

Burn Tissue
WSU veterinary surgeons took Theia back to surgery late today April 24, 2015, to further open her sinus cavity and place the stent in the passageway.  Arrows show two areas where tissue was burned away with a laser.

The basket-like stent shown here was placed in Theia’s sinuses and expands to hold the tissue open.

Stent in place
This shows the end of the stent in Theia’s sinuses after expansion and before WSU veterinary surgeons withdrew the placement catheter.

Stent x-ray
Arrows indicate on x-rays, the faint wire mesh that constitutes the stent.  WSU veterinary surgeons were pleased with the placement and optimistic for Theia’s continued recovery.  Theia’s nose is oriented in the 2 o’clock position.

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