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Nothing But Love in Her Heart

Oct 15

Things aren’t going too badly.  It’s almost uneventful (almost…not 100%), given I have been prepared for a very difficult couple of weeks.  Fingers crossed it stays this way.  Fallon mostly seems comfortable, sometimes seems to have some amount of panting and restlessness, spends all kinds of time spinning to lay down, but not laying down (we’ve learned that after a few minutes, we call it and help her down).  The incision looks really good, actually, it’s been dry and we’ve been changing her giant gauzes, but finding nothing on them.  Our paperwork says to continue this for 2 weeks, but I’ll ask the doc about this when he calls next week.  Maybe it can start leaking again and we’re being prepared.  She was wearing a red gauze stretchy shirt which was getting tons of holes—and also seemed to be cutting off her circulation in her only front leg, so we exchanged it for a t shirt.

 

Walking is not going badly.  We only go as far as the back corner of the house, she hops along pretty well, and I know this will get better over time.  She has not pooped yet, but we were told this could be delayed.

 

Nighttime wasn’t bad at all, we slept probably half of it, she awoke frequently and whined, but if I touched her or pet her she seemed quiet and satisfied.  Easy fix.  We got out of bed long before I wanted, 5:15AM, but I wanted to make sure she didn’t have to pee.  She did, so time well spent.

 

Maggie is still pretty attentive, we’re trying to give her separate walks as she’s capable of miles of distance instead of yards.

Not just love for Fallon…there are 2 uneaten treats there.

Fallon spent a little time negotiating the territory on the different set of wheels, she did really well.

Exploring on 3

More to come…

2 comments so far

  1. benny55
    10:37 pm - 10-15-2017

    The photo of Maggie and Fallon had me going AWWWW…..And then I read your caption and burst out laughing!! 🙂

    Everything you are describing is definitely under the “normal” category…maybe even a little ahead of the game!

    You are analyzing everything really well and spot on with your observations and solutions. Glad you went with the tee shirt and realized the causen of her leg swelling.

    I had a chuckle at the photo where she’s stylin’ her tee shirt. Her eyes definr show a dog in some good drugs!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thanks for the update! All.paws crossed for continued smooth sailing!

    Hugs

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Christine and JP
    11:08 pm - 10-17-2017

    I just want to pet her 😉

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