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Old 01-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Glad Gracie has been drinking and able to pee. When Cici was spayed she didn't want to pee until the next day. I think their back legs may hurt, like using them to keep up the body it might put strain on the tummy area because Cici was the same way she didn't want to move much or stand (besides peeing the next day) until 2-3 days later. But it's better to ask the vet.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:18 PM   #42 (permalink)
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So glad she is doing well, even though the recovery may be slow. Progress is progress.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:38 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Glad that Grace is home and doing well. Hope she'll be up and playing with big brother soon.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Sophie had a hard time standing too, she actually curled her back up like a cat and just stared at me.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:15 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Hi everyone

Grace is hanging in there.

Changed her bandages... the suture sites look great. Took photos for reference.

Wrapping job wasn't great today, but good enough. My mom wasn't feeling well today so I didn't have her help.

Need to get baby socks for her back feet. They are long enough (my long legged girl) to reach the spay incision if she really wanted to scratch. Onesie for now but I will want her nails covered.

Got more pee pads... So she's good to go

Resting. No eating. Drank a bit more. No pee since last night at 10:30... but she can hold it a long time.

The med isn't sedating her much so she's on the Bach's. Vet said he was conservative with her dose due to her liver. So that's okay.

Her back legs are because she is sore. As long as she uses them to potty, they aren't worried. She will start using them again when she is feeling better. For now be thankful she doesnt' want to move much LOL

They also said nutrical if she doesnt' eat... Grace isn't a good eater to begin with. So that is helpful.

I'm very tired. So time for a nap with my girl.

Gus is a little jealous...he's snubbing me. I offered to let him sleep in her basket but he acted like it was beneath him! He should get his own basket! LOL

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Glad to hear that things are going well. Aww Tori "Poor Gus" LOL I love your dogs!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:03 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Sounds like things are going well. Have a good nap.

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Gussy is a caring brother...but he wants some attention too- LOL! I'm so glad Grace is doing well post-op. Little by little...and soon enough, she will be prancing around and singing keep up the great work, mama/nurse Tori!
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #49 (permalink)
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So glad all is going well with Gracie.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Tori -- I swear that the spays and neuters are always harder on us than on our fluffs. With that said, however, just like people, each fluff responds differently. Lacie is one that will take a week to recover from any procedure (even a dental) where Tilly will be back to normal within a few hours.

With Grace's liver issues, it may take longer for the anethesis to leave her system. I'm sure that they also gave her IV fluids during the surgery -- hence the big pee pee last night.

If she's not drinking, I would get a bottle of Pediolite and syringe into her mouth from time to time to make certain she's getting electrolites. Also try the boiled chicken or Gerber's Baby Food Chicken Sticks if she isn't eating.

And, FYI -- when Lacie was spayed (7 1/2 years ago), she wouldn't move for almost a week. I would have to pick her up (and she would whimper) and put her on her pee pad. She would stand and do her pee and eventually her poop (as time wore on) but would not walk or move. Just stand in one spot (where I had placed her) and look at me.

I'm just so excited that Grace is doing well enough that you could finally have her spayed. Sending lots of prayers and healing energy. (And, BTW, the pictures are just heartbreaking. You can see how much Gus cares about Grace, and also how out of it Grace was.)
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