Well, today, Petey (15 months old) is going to get neutered.
We're choosing laser surgery, which is supposed to be less-invasive, less painful, and have a faster healing time. So I'm not so worried about him getting thru the surgery ok, but I'm just worried that when I drop him off this morning, he's going to look at me with those sad eyes and think that I'm abandoning him :/
I've already bought him a shitload of "guilt gifts" to give him tomorrow when he gets home.
Hope everything goes well. Sounds like he's in good hands. He won't even know what happened. But, be prepared for him to be totally out of it tonight. Like samson said, he'll bounce right back (literally!) tomorrow.
Just to let you know.. everything turned out fine!
The vet told me to call anytime after 2pm to see how Petey did. I called and the receptionist came back to the phone and said "He's doing wonderfully, and you can pick him up at anytime."
I said "I thought he was spending the night?"
She said "..he might heal better at home.. he seems kind of stressed here."
My poor baby.
So I went to pick him up, and the second I entered the reception area, I could hear him barking from wayyyy back in the building.
I brought him home, and he seemed a little "out of it" for a while (he was fully awake, just a little dopey lol). He seemed very uncomfortable all day, like he'd lay down, and then would get back up and lay in another position. I brought him outside to potty, and you can tell he was hurting when he was trying to go.
But then yesterday, he seemed so much better. Still not 100%, but definitely more like himself. I'm sure today, he'll be even better.
On the negative side, however, when I picked him up, they told me his fecal test showed he had "whipworm".
I bought his prescription for Panacur, which I'll give him for 3 consecutive days, then treat him again in 3 weeks, then again in 3 months. It said to mix the meds with "moist food", and I don't feed him canned food, so I mixed it with his plain yogurt and he gobbled it right up.
Also, when we got him in January, he was 7 months old and weighed 38 pounds.. he's now a respectable 61 pounds! And I didn't think he was a pound over 55! (He still has that lean look)
glad the surgery went well, and I think he will be back to his ole self soon !!
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.