I was VERY surprised when he called and said she could go home today. The wound has almost no drainage, and she is walking around like its nothing. I think it bothers me more than her, lol.
The vet said she was pretty wound up after we left yesterday and it was obvious that she was going to recuperate better if she was home with us. We have to bring her back in 2-3 days to take the bandage off, and in two weeks to take out the staples. He said he had a hard time keeping her down today--that she wanted to explore everything.
I can already see a difference in her spirit. She looks happy. The pain she dealt with that we mistook as her just growing up and mellowing out, is gone. Now to try to get an appt with an oncologist for preventative meds, in case there are some microscopic cancer cells still in her.
I need to keep telling myself we did what was right, and that without this we wouldnt have had her around. Deep breaths and lots of snuggles will have to do for now. Thanks again for all of the well wishes and prayers.
Ettied because I said staples are out in a week--meant two.
I am so happy that Timber is home and seems to be much happier.
Speedy recovery to her. And lots of :-* :-*
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
Wow she's home already!!! Great news. Glad she's feeling so great too. You did the right thing, there wasn't any options. I don't think I have told you this before, but I think Timber is so gorgeous!!!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
What wonderful news!! I am sure she is as happy to be home as you are to have her there!
That is wonderful! I'm sure she's very happy to be home. Of course you did the right thing! I'm sure it seems like a big change now, but I bet in a month or so it will seem a lot more comfortable. Continued good thoughts for all of you.
Brenda, Sam & Bodie
WOW!!! That is great news!!she is walking around like its nothing.
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
i remember back when hunter had to have one of his eyes removed, and i felt so terrible for him, but after the surgery, he was like a brand new dog - so lively and full of energy he didn't have before due to the pain.
i hope she recovers quickly, and the oncologist will help her live a long, happy life. ;D
"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~ Corey Ford
Good news! I am so glad Timber's spirits are up. Hugs for you and her.
So glad she's home. You did the right thing, she sounds like she's adjusting just fine, it will just take you a little longer.
wow that was quick - you just can't keep a lab away form it's love! speedy recovery - though it sounds like you won't need it!