Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lucy's Surgery

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Lucy is recovering nicely from her surgery. She was spayed, had her stomach tacked to her rib cage (literally tied to it), and had a funky growth on her foot cut off and sent to the lab.  Don't ask how much that all cost.  Thursday night, she came home and was acting like she was drunk. She was swaying back and forth, taking two steps and then forgetting what she was doing, and generally being ridiculous. By Friday morning, she was pretty much back to normal. A little too fast a recovery considering that we are supposed to keep her from running for 10 days. She seems to have no clue that she just had her insides rearranged. At least she isn't in pain.  We have been blocking off more of the house to try and keep her from getting in the "crazy dog" running mode, but I don't know how long we can hold off a full out run that we won't be able to stop.  We have also been feeding her all 8 cups of her food in either a frozen kong or a the kong wobbler. Here is Lucy totally consumed by the wobbler.

Later this morning we are going to pick up a light sedative for her. Andrew and I both feel guilty about it, but it is either a light sedative or putting her in her crate every time she starts getting a little energetic. Which is as soon as the food is gone. We don't want her to start thinking that playing is bad, or that her crate is a punishment, so a light sedative it is. The vet says it should just make her a little more tired than normal, not enough to really make her act loopy. We shall see!


browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,
Just hopped by to see what was happenin'. Tell Lucy she'll be fine my Humans tell me... The Humans say that my simple "snip, snip" as they call it, was nothin' compared to what she went through.
I'll be back to check and see how you're doin' Lucy!
Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Kira said...

I'm glad Lucy is feeling good! I wish I had some advice for you, but since Murphy was neutered on the same day I was admitted to the hospital...and I was the one heavily sedated for the next 10 days...I've got nothing!

That said, both Murphy and I strongly agree that there is nothing wrong with a little sedation to help you heal :)