Monday, October 8, 2018

Mischief Monday


So who was the mischievous one?  You decide.


So here I am earlier this morning hoping Mom would take this lampshade off my head.  In stead Mom took me to the V.E.T. for my first laser treatment and for a quick check of my incision.  It all went very smoothly.  The vet who checked my leg said my incision was looking good, but I still have quite a bit of edema in my leg from the thigh down to my foot.  Mom said that explains why my right leg looks and feels so much bigger than my left one.  It is to be expected and should dissipate within the week.

So where is the mischief?  Well, when we got home, Mom was busy fixing lunch, and I was just innocently lying on the floor next to her (she has me tethered to her with my leash).  She looked down and caught me with my mouth on my leg!!!!  Somehow I figured out a way to manipulate my stupid cone so I could get at my leg.  Something about that laser treatment made me want to check it out.  Well, Mom just about freaked out.  She kept saying, No No No NO NO NO over and over again.  She said I was going to need a longer cone so I couldn't reach my leg.  She called the vet, and they told her to come right over for a bigger one.  Dad wasn't around, and SHE didn't trust ME to be left "home alone".  So off I went back to the vet again!!!



Look at THIS!!!!  This bigger cone is crushing my ears.  I really look foolish now.  I say Mom was the mischievous one, and not ME!!!  Somebody help me, please!!!  I have to look like this for another 10-12 days!!!   And I don't know how I am going to reach my food dish.

From Mom:  Lightning is right, I did freak out - I am not spending $3200 for surgery just to let him do any damage.  It makes me feel sad that he has to wear the cone, but it really is for his own good.  He was able to manage food and water pretty well with the old cone, but I think he may need some help now.  I really don't want to take it off for him to eat if I can help it.  But if that is the only way, then we will do so.

He is doing great during the day.  I am able to keep him leashed to me to be sure he stays off his legs.  Of course, not much work gets done around here.  He only gets confined to the laundry room if no one is here to watch him.  He is still crying at night, but it seemed to be a little more sporadic last night.  When he does have to walk to go outside, he is supposed to walk slowly so he is forced to use the leg, but he just wants to go, go, go.  My arms are developing some good muscle tone as I rein him in:)  But all in all, we are coping. Thanks to all for your encouragement and advice.

Woos - Lightning (and Mom)






29 comments:

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sorry about the bigger cone :(

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Daaaarrrnn... well Lightening, gnawing on your leg has consequences!!! hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

You just be quite an acrobat--getting to your leg with that cone! We hope it stops itching and you can be out of that thing soooooon!

Comedy Plus said...

You poor baby. A bigger cone is what I would have done too. You have to stay away from that leg and let it heal.

I linked this post to Awww Mondays, because you're still a huge aw even with that supersized cone.

Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. ♥

Marg said...

Oh no Lightning. It just has to get better now. Poor Mom, we know she is a wreck right along with you Lightning. Life really stinks sometimes. We sure send lots of good thoughts that all will get so much better and soon.

My Mind's Eye said...

Lightning I popped in to check on your progress good thing I did.
Good googly grits big boy you are a force to be reckoned with and it appears your Mom showed you just who was boss of you .....HER. If I were taking sides it would be YOUR MOM's...but I'm trying to remain neutral. LOL
I must admit your new ear arrangement reminds me of how Madi's looked when she was not happy. Maybe you have a Madi Angel sitting on your noggin.
Hugs Cecilia

NanaNor's said...

So glad that everything is going alright-not perfect, but still better than it could be. Praying his leg heals quickly and he has no pain at night-mom needs her rest. Sending you all big hugs.
Noreen

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

As they say, BOYZ!

Seriously, please take it easy on The Momster - they khan be so delikhate!

Good lukhk with EVFURRYTHING!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra, Holly, and Khousin Emmy

Dash Kitten said...

Oh man that's tough on you BUT you did cause mischief didn't you!! I really hope this isn't for too long!!! Sorry we are late, we lost our internet and website for almost a whole day. We are back for the selfies now and its good to see you.

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

Brian said...

You are right, that is a really big cone but you need it so you won't do something silly pal. Remember, I'm a conehead with you.

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear you have to wear a bigger cone but if you stay away from those stitches you will have that cone off sooner than you can imagine. Please do as your mom says and not pull her arms out of their sockets. We will keep our paws crossed that all goes well for you Lightning.

CheerfulMonk said...

Good luck! I hope the ordeal is over soon.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Poor pup! Hope he feels better real soon. (What exactly does that laser stuff do? Are you sure it's really necessary? $$$?? This is from ghostwriter RN.)

M. K. Clinton said...

Poor baby. You just have to keep explaining to him (and yourself) it is for his own good. Wishing him a speedy recovery. ♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are sending you a million magic healing bubbles my friend,,, and lots of love, and prayers,,,
love
tweedles

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That poor baby, and poor mom too. Lots of healing thoughts my friend. You need this ordeal over as quickly as possible

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

THat poor baby and your poor mom too. Sorry youhave to wear the bigger cone but it is for your own good. YOu need to heal. Get better soon and you can lose that silly cone. HUGS and enjoy a wonderfulnew week.

Mark Muller said...

that was super smart to outfox the small lampshade, but on the other hand it brought a bigger one to you... sometimes the best ideas end different than we thought, right? Hugs to you and lots of potp for a fast and fabulous recovery...

Pam and Teddy said...

Well Lightning you do look like you are a doggy satellite dish now but it IS for your own good and so your leg heals faster! Hopefully you can stay patient and your Mom's super good care will pay off so you can be coneless soon. Take care of yourself dear Lightning - you will be glad when you can run free but for now - REST!!

Hugs, Teddy

Sue said...

Since Noah wants to rub his eye and he has stitches, his cone has to be three or four inches past his nose. He hates it. He can manage the water bowl on his own though he makes a mess, but I have to hold his food bowl for him inside his cone. Friday the stitches come out so we're almost there. Good luck Lightning.

Molly the AireGirl said...

So that smile that you're sporting with the bigger evil lampshade must be fake! Bummer, Lightning. We do want you to get better so you can play in the autumn leaves soon!

Matilda the Boxer said...

Ohhhhh Lightning! Mommas are SO silly about those sorts of things!! Maybe you can make a really cool costume out of your cone?

The Gang at LLB said...

OMD Lightning, that is a ginormous cone! We say you are a very talented sibe for sure., but maybe you should take it easy on your Mama a little bit??

POTP all continues to heal...quickly!
xoxo,
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

The Army of Four said...

I think your mom should be the one in the cone!
Sorry you have to wear it - but I guess it's for your own best interest. You've got to heal up so you can chase Misty and Timber around, right?!? Sorry, buddy!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Idaho PugRanch said...

So sorry about the cone dear Lightning but as much as we hate to admit it - Mom knows best in this situation. Just remember - each day that goes by is one day closer to no cone!
hugs
hazel & Mabel

KB Bear said...

Oh my Dog! Lightning really is a contortionist. I would've freaked out too!!! It sounds as if you are doing everything in your power to make this a success... You *will* make it through the rest of these 2 weeks!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We have been thinking about Lightening. Sending more healing purrs and lots of love. We hope the days of cone prison pass quickly for him. We know it's no fun but ...well it has to be.

Yeah walking Fenris gives Mom muscles in her arms and ankles.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow lightning yoo shoor ar talented!!! with that kone yoo shud be aybel to reeseeve tranzsmisshuns frum spayse like frum the dog star!!! and the tranzsmisshuns frum their probly go woof woof woof woof woof!!! feel better soon!!! ok bye

Huskies622 said...

That is one enormous cone, but you gotta have it that way, Lightning, if you are going to heal! Be good for your mom!

Kiki and Nala