Day 6

I thought I would post here every day, but just taking care of Abby is a lot of work!!

She is recovering from her surgery like a trooper. When you look at her standing from the other side (where she doesn’t have a giant scar and half-shaved backside), she really looks the same. She is a little hopper now, but quite stable.

That being said, she reminds us daily that she is a 15 month old puppy. Despite several shopping trips and countless attempts, we can’t find an alternative to the cone that she will keep on. She is obsessed with her incision and even tries to lick it through the cone. 8 more days…

I also can’t seem to get her to sleep past 3 or 4am. I think she might need her pain meds, but if I kennel her again after giving them, she just whines–for hours.  So, here we are in her favorite place–on the couch– spending some quality time together. We have reached a compromise that she won’t jump on or off the couch as long as we will put her up there and stay with her.

5 thoughts on “Day 6”

  1. Glad to hear Abby is doing well. We too were so happy to get stitches out and no more cone. I’m sure with youth on Abby’s side you’re getting a run for your money. Least Abby’s comfy on the couch.

  2. Glad to hear she is doing really well. She is still puppy and that is hard when they are that age to keep them quiet when they start feeling better. I wish I knew how to help you but Sassy never bothered anything ever. Now these 2 I have right now are a different story LOL.

    Those 8 days will go fast. 🙂 Love the updates

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  3. ABBY!! You leave those stitches alone you crazy puppy!!

    I can only imagine how that cone drives the dogs nuts! Have you tried a tee shirt and leaving the cone off while you are there to watch her? I doubt that would stop her from trying to get at those stitches though.

    Sounds like the pain meds may start to wear off around 3 a.m. It’s important to give them on a consistent basis so the pain never gets ahead start. It’s harder to get it under control once it starts. Not sure how many hours between the doses, but you can ask your vet if you can give the meds a little closer together.

    I know it seems like recovery will never end, but it does! Abby will be able to enjoy life to the fullest soon!! You are doing a great job!!

    There’s nothing more cozy than having your dog snuggling next to you on THEIR sofa!! Spoiling a tripawd is the new norm around here….they are just so darn cute!!

    Thanks for the update and keep ’em coming!

    Love to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too

  4. Yep, cones are the worst but they do prevent infection, busted stitches, etc. It’s only temporary, try to stick with the plastic one for as long as you can and you’ll get through this a lot easier.

    I’m glad everything else is going so well, she is a total Tripawd Rock Star!

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