the patient

having a  highly impatient 4 legged patient has made life interesting indeed.

of course the little bitch promptly pulled out here stitches. result of which: she got a cone which made her walk into walls, into the back of my  legs, into the door-jambs and the bed. she nearly strangled herself twice when  she felt she had to save me from drowning (long story). she’s woken me up countless times with the sound of her licking. and then she started sounding like a carton a day smoker – hoarse and coughing; the most distressing sound.

turns out she came back from the hospital with kennel cough, which thankfully is all but gone. now 2 weeks since her surgery, she seems to think there’s nothing wrong with her. it’s tough to keep her controlled when she wants to go galloping around. i arrive home and she’s virtually bouncing up and down with excitement.

the long and short of it is that this morning i took out the last remaining stitch which has tenaciously resisted her removal efforts and now it’s just a matter of time. she’s allowed to walk for 15 minutes a day for the next 4 weeks and then she has her freedom once again. for now she’s being confined to a room or leashed on the stoep when we’re not home, but give it a minute and she’ll be racing around.

x-rays, mri and operation: roughly R13 000

her fantastic recovery: priceless!

3 thoughts on “the patient

  1. Keeping them calm and quiet is an excercise in futility. When Salami had her back ops (x2!) she came home and was supposed to be secluded and calm for 6 weeks! ha!! She was bouncing around and jumping on and off furniture as soon as we were not looking.
    Do you have pet insurance? We use Petsure from Hollard, you get at least 85% back…
    Glad she is recovering nicely 🙂

  2. Agreed with GIna! keeping any pet calm and quiet is impossible! When my Timorous Cat broke his pelvis we eventually had to make a cage out of a camping cot to keep him from trying to run like nothing was wrong!

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