Friday, January 21, 2022

Tasha's home!

I don't think it could have gone smoother. Ken and I were stressed, and a bit nervous, but everything went as planned. Tasha was good in the car on the 1-hour drive from the clinic where the surgery happened. As soon as we got home we took a little walk in the yard so she could faire pipi (as they say in French). After that, she went right into her corral without a problem, as if she's been doing it all her life. Then she drank a lot of water.

Tasha relaxes in her corral after returning home. The red bandage is on her paw and the white part (that looks like a turkey drumstick) is covering her knee where the incision was made.

It took her a while to find a comfy position in the corral, but she did and then snoozed for most of the afternoon and evening. I think she was de-stressing, glad to be in familiar surroundings and with her daddies. I gave her a small piece of cheese with her antibiotic pill hidden inside. I'll be doing that twice a day for five days. We went out for another short walk in the yard after sunset, then I carried her up to the loft to the other corral and she walked right in. The night was quiet and without incident.

This afternoon I'll take her to our local vet to have the bandage removed from her leg. The doctor wants the leg exposed to the air for quicker healing. He said it's not good to keep the wound covered because we might not notice if there's excess swelling or signs of infection. I may have to get her one of those inflatable neck collars to keep her from licking the wound -- I don't want the "cone of shame" because it might too encumbering when she's confined in the corral.

So, we're on the road to recovery!

13 comments:

  1. She is a truly good dog! She must be so happy to be home. Glad it‘s going well.

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  2. Awwww, there's our girl! Glad she is home :)

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  3. What a sweetheart she is. She'll want that cheese treat every day from now on!

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  4. glad she is home and all went as planned....was Bertie interested in her new situation?

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  5. She looks happy and comfy, maybe because she’s under the effects of pain medication. Hope the recovery goes well.

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  6. Best wishes to her for a speedy recovery, and to you both as you take care of her during her convalescence. She looks real good....a lot of rest for the short term, as well as short walks, and lots of TLC from you both and all will be well....

    DR

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  7. She doesn’t seem to mind the corral. Elle est résignée!

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  8. Est-ce que je reconnais la couverture?

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  9. Dogs are smart and know when you're helping them. Also know when to be quiet.
    I've heard of people using a cut-up pool noodle instead of an Elizabethan collar, if that's an option.

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  10. everyone, I've given all your messages to Tasha and she thanks you!

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  11. I read these in reverse so I am glad to know it works out well in hindsight.

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  12. I'm glad all went well and she's back home. So hard when they need medical care and recovery time, because we can't explain to them what's happening and why and we have to put them through it. But we can love and comfort them and that helps. Speedy recovery, Tasha.

    Sassybear
    www.idleeyesandadormy.com

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