I hesitated to post my experience with Moe, as it is a downer. But I felt I had to share.
Moe's salivary gland was surgically drained once. Sent home with bloody tubes sticking out of his face and the cone of shame rubbed against them, so I put him in a onesie and confined him to the bathroom. He was doped up on pain pills, and pretty much slept. I had to flush out the wound with a squeeze bottle of liquid. All of this healed up and I thought we were home free. I was devastated when the swelling came back.
Moe had one eye, was nearly blind in the other, and he was severely arthritic. He wasn't enjoying being a pug anymore. :(