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Old 01-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Okay... awake enough to write coherently LOL

She did great last night. I gave her the med (Buprenex?... preloaded syringes) at 10 pm. She sat herself up and put her paws on the rim of her basket around 10:30... So I put her in the xpen and she peed! Lots of pee! She leaked for a bit.

But I'm so glad she didn't fuss over peeing inside on the pads (she hasn't in months). Need to run out and get more pads today since I only have a few left.

No poop yet. But it could take awhile. The Buprenex doesn't have the same GI symptoms, so it shouldn't constipate her.

I haven't tried to feed her yet. She wasn't interested last night and she is not a morning eater. But she has taken about 10ml of water (and water with juice) this morning.

She slept next to me. Out of her basket. She wanted to snuggle. So I left the cleared space from the basket and she slept against my arm all night. Helped me sleep more because I could feel her breathing.

Can't wait for 10am. Can give her the second dose of meds and change her bandages (will wait for it to kick in).... The tape they used on top is really bothering her. Plus they are the last thing that smells like surgery. So I know she will be happy to have a new bandage.

She will have bandages on for 10-15 days. Will take her in to have them checked and hopefully sutures removed at 10 days. She may graduate to just a "band" around the site after that. But the vet said he likes to keep them completely covered until they are completely healed, because he has had too many dogs mess with them, or they get beat up from them running/just being dogs before they are fully healed and end up with infections, etc. So I'm guessing he will have me continue wrapping after the stitches are off.

She still does not want to put weight on her back legs. When she pottied she did, so I know she can. But then she quickly flopped on one side. I had to use wipes to clean her leg (fell in the pee ).

This morning when I put her in there she hobbled about a foot then flopped over again. She's like a seal... She is putting most the weight on her front legs, which are the ones that had surgery.

Is that normal? Is it painful for them to put weight on the back legs? The muscles?

I'll ask them when they call this morning. Some of it might be the meds making her balance off? Her huge wrapped front paws give her more balance?

I think that's it... we are going very very slow.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:34 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Sounds like the baby girl is going to do great. I hope she will eat a little for you today. Hugs.
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I am so glad that she is up this morning and able to do some potty business. The picture you posted her is sooo sweet. Sleepy little angel with Gus watching over her. Melts my heart. Keeping her in my prayers. Love you little Gracie!
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Good that she's peed now and is trying to walk. I can understand her not wanting to put much weight on her back legs... anyone had a hysterectomy can understand that (moi). She will poo eventually once she's eating a bit and moving,the moving will help motility so she will poo...
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I am sometimes so slow---it took me a while to realize that the bandages had to do w/the dew claws & not the spay. I kept thinking. . . why does the vet want her bandaged there? Duhhhhh.
Do ask the vet about not using the back legs---that seems strange to me.
It sounds like you are doing great---really. I know it will take time for recovery, but you are off to an excellent start! Bless you. I think it is good that she could sleep w/you.
Good for you Gracie for going on the pads!
Keep us up-dated Tori, when you can & keep resting!
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Thank you Michelle, that helps to know
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Awwww how can she look soo innocent and sooo sweet!! I know she is not feeling like herself, but I coudln't help to notice how Gus was on her side, looking over her as a good brother would........ she looks cradled up, cozy in that sweet bed of hers. I know she is in good hands, and under a care of wonderful loving fur-mommy and caring Gus!!!
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I am sometimes so slow---it took me a while to realize that the bandages had to do w/the dew claws & not the spay. I kept thinking. . . why does the vet want her bandaged there? Duhhhhh.
Do ask the vet about not using the back legs---that seems strange to me.
It sounds like you are doing great---really. I know it will take time for recovery, but you are off to an excellent start! Bless you. I think it is good that she could sleep w/you.
Good for you Gracie for going on the pads!
Keep us up-dated Tori, when you can & keep resting!
I'm going to call them this morning.... Waiting for 10 am so I can do meds and change her bandages. I have a feeling the tape is going to leave an angry rash But also want to make sure they look good.

So I want to be able to ask them about

1. Back legs

2. Eating - if I should do nutrical if she decides to not eat (wouldn't surprise me)

3. if there's a rash - if I should put anything on it.

Then we need to run out and get more pads...
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