i called the vet at 9:50am adn they had just received Coco Bean's blood work and it showed that she was good to go and all in the clear for surgery. The surgery was scheduled for later in teh afternoon and i was told to call back at 5pm.
i called the Vet at 4:55 ( i just coudln't wait any longer). The vet said that Coco Bean made it through surgery quite well and was in the cage recovering still hoked up to IV fluids and pain meds. they wanted to keep her overnight to make sure that there are not any post-op problems. of course i agreed. as much as i want her home with me, i know she will not feel well and will be distracted with Truffle and Godiva running around and i KNOW they will not leave her alone if i bring her home.
i just want her to rest there (with the extra pain meds) until i pick her up tomorrow. i anticipate a lot of babying her and hand feeding her. And i know she will have a large bandage on her leg. i wonder how she will get around to go potty but i'm not worried about that too much. what i do worry about is whats going to happen while i'm at work on Friday. What if she needs something and i am at work!? I am going to ask my boss' if i ca work half the day at the office and the other half a day at home. I'm sure they will understand.
if any of you or your friends have had a dog (or dogs) with this surgery, can you please let me know if she will be able to get around? I have a small playpen set up for her. i call it the "recovery nursing station" and it is in my bedroom next to my bed. i have the bottom covered in pee-pads and a small bed and her water bowl in it so she doesnt have to go very far to eat/drink/go potty of she needs to. Also, Lady Godiva & Truffle wont be able to get to her to play which i KNOW they will want to do.
Thank you for keeping my precious Coco Bean in your prayers and thoughts.
Veggie Feastings and Happy Hearts
5 years ago