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Old 01-15-2013, 06:41 PM   #51 (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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You are so sweet Thank you for the long note!

Grace is probably a Lacie .... She wants to be carried or sleeping in her basket.

I think the dew claws are actually not bothering her as much as the spay. I guess looking at the incision, it makes sense she wouldn't want to stand. On a big dog it wouldn't be a huge deal but on her, it's a big incision.

How much should she be drinking right now?

She takes about 10-12 mL (almost 1/2 oz) every few hours... but should I push more?

Did Nutrical and a small handful of baby puffs.

We have Pedialyte so I can always give her some of that... just not sure how much she should be drinking. She hasn't peed again. I'm sure she will any time now.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Hi aunties


Mommy changed my shirt and bandages. I don't smell anymore.


But I'm very sleepy.



Hoping she pees again...

Not sure how much to get her to drink?

Not worried about eating... Nutrical until she is ready. She's so picky and her liver might be acting up from everything, they said...so she may not want to eat. But drinking is important.

She's doing well... Gets chilled easy. So trying to keep her in her basket or with someone for body warmth.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Oh look at those sweet pictures of Gracie and the update on her as well. I am sure that in no time flat that she will be back to her old self again and hope that her recuperation continues to go well for her.
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Tori -- she looks 100% better this afternoon. The pains meds and the residule from the anethesis is probably making her sleepy.

I would make sure that she gets about 1/2 cup liquids a day (minimum). And, of course, the more she drinks, the faster the meds will get completely flushed from her system.

Grace -- Awntie Lynn says it terribly hard being a "woman".
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She does look better... still has the goofy "drugged" look LOL.... But she does look much better. After the bandage change her color got better - the smell was making all of us sick.

Waiting for the pee.... She's done about 1/4 cup of water. She ate some zucchini tonight (loves zucchini), and more puffs.
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Ahhh love seeing her a bit 'perkier' in the latest, update. Such a sweet, sweet little face!
Will be keeping the prayers going till she's fully recovered!!
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Oh Tori, She Is So Sweet.
These Babies Are To Little to suffer so much. This Medical Stuff Is Breaking My Heart. Iam Praying For Her-And Cant wait to see her all better. Take Care Of Yourself.

Tell Gus Yogi Said Hello*-Kiss Grace For Him****

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Grace woke me up at 5am... Tried potty, nope. Tried water... a little. So thirsty maybe? Who knows. Maybe Gus had her wake me up because I put him out

She did pee last night. But she refused to pee in her pen. Sat there with her seal legs crying at me... So I bundled her up and carried her out into the cold...she peed.

I *have* to get her a coat today if she's going to be peeing outside. Wish she would do the pads... but I don't want her holding it either.

She's itchy. Not her sutures... but the back leg where they did the IV, and a few razor burn marks on her front legs She's been wearing her cone, but can get to her back feet with it. Gus was the same. She's so long that she can actually get her back feet INTO her cone

So I will be getting some tiny baby socks today... Can't let her lick that IV poke. It will cause a sore.

She's being a trooper but I think today is going to be hard. Just a feeling... She is wanting to be up against me or on me every second.
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