Ali had her surgery(ies) yesterday. First they took off the large lump on her back (fluid filled cyst, opted not to send in to pathology), then the small cyst on her eyelid, then the broken/rotten tooth was removed -- apparently quite involved and basically did a root canal, too and finally she was spayed. So she was under anesthesia quite a long time and pretty out of it last night. The vet had called me late morning to tell me she was waking up and doing okay but then when I went to get her there were a couple of new issues. First of all, they informed me she was quite the "houdini" in their words. Apparently she flipped the latch to the kennel they had her in twice and wandered up to the main desk to say "hi". They really loved her there and said she is such a "people dog" -- no news to me!
The bad news is that after the first time she escaped she rubbed her eye on something, started the incision bleeding and caused a corneal abrasion in that eye. So she was very miserable when I got her home. Then her incision started oozing shortly after I got her home. Fortunately I was able to apply pressure for a while and get the bleeding stopped and there hasn't been any since. And of course she is a "cone head" right now so she can't rub that eye again. She looks like Frankendog right now with a large shaved swatch on her neck/back, a 6 inch incision line on her neck/back (15 stitches), stitches in her left eyelid and her left eye half closed. And of course her belly is shaved, too. The temps are in the 20s outside and supposed to go down to 4 degrees so she won't be able to be out long.
Last night when she was so miserable a cool thing happened. She was shivering and I had her covered with a blanket. She didn't quite make it onto the dog bed I had out for her when she collapsed and went to sleep. Her mom, Nessie, who is 12 1/2 years old, went and laid down and snuggled up against her. I am attaching a photo of them.
I am glad her surgeries are over ............ now to heal. How sweet of her Mom to lie beside her.
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Well she was put through the wringer, wasn't she? Bless her little heart. And that picture is so sweet. I hope she heals up fast and well, and I'm sure she will
Poor Ali. Sending heeling thoughts her way.
Poor Ali..hope she heals up quickly
What a day for that girl
Hope she heals quickly!
Oh Deb! I was wondering how things went. A little Houdini! What a hoot. I have to admit I did laugh! Glad she is doing ok.
I love that picture!!! Can you send me a copy so I can get it printed for Caleb's book?
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Poor girl must be exhausted. She had a busy day. Luv the photo of mom and daughter.
Sending healing thoughts your way.
Awwwww - poor sweet girl! What a dear mom though - she knew her little girl needed some extra comfort. Hope she is back to herself in no time.
Thanks everyone for your sympathy for my Ali. She is doing well today, carrying around toys, and seems chipper. She wants to rub the eye that has the stitches in the lid but the cone has prevented it although she sidled up to me and tried to rub her eye against my knee this a.m. No more oozing from the stitches and she hasn't needed any pain meds today.