Monday was a very long day. Up at 5 and on the road with Pup for her big day. The Mister and I sat in a nearby park until 2:30 waiting until the vet called to say that it all went well. I had booked a hotel room nearby for the night because they said she had to stay all night but she was doing so well the surgeon said we could pick her up at 9 pm if we wished. Lucky for us, it was a pet friendly hotel because the emergency hospital was packed and they had run out of kennels and could use the space if we were willing to do the night duty ourselves by giving meds and icing. I put The Mister to bed so he could drive us home the next morning and I stayed up beside Pup all night keeping her comfortable. It was really no effort because I was running on pure adrenaline and she was pretty drugged up.
If you are squeamish don't scroll down to the next photo where you can see her incision.
Back at home the next morning we could see that it was a much bigger boo boo than we anticipated and to tell you the truth I am a little freaked out about it. We have to severely restrict her movement for the next few days so it's more floor sitting for me. Three times a day we have to do a massage of the leg along with some serious PT all followed by a 15 minute icing. We have to do this for two weeks and then we switch to heating the leg after her exercise and massage for another two weeks. Needless to say she's got a bag full of some pretty serious pain meds.
So....don't be alarmed if I disappear once again. I'll be giving updates for time to time on Pup's progress but I doubt I will have anything crafty to show off for a while-but at least she's home and that means an awful lot after the terrible day we spent waiting for that call.