Saturday, October 6, 2018
Some Sympathy for Me Saturday
Lightning here, I am home and happy to be home. But I am NOT a happy camper.
I am confined to the laundry room since I am not a crate-able dog. I don't do crates at all!!! They really scare me. AND I have to wear this dumb cone. TWO WEEKS minimum - I don't know how I can stand it. I am not supposed to be walking around except to go outside to go potty. No stairs, no running, no jumping, no rambunctious roughhousing. Mom says she will let me sit with her once I am comfortable with my confinement quarters. Since I have to be in here overnight and when no one is home except for me, Misty, and Timber, I need to accept my temporary living quarters. It's not so bad in here. I have a nice quilt and one of my beds - well, I DID have one of my beds, but somehow it got peed on right after I came in here. It's in the wash now; luckily all our beds are totally washable and dryable. Misty said I could have hers if I wanted it. Timber said I could have his if I would let him sleep on my coolaroo cot.
Mom did say she was going to let me have some stuffed kongs to keep me happy, and maybe a nice bone to chew on. But that may be tough with this stupid lampshade. How am I going to be able to find my front paws to hold them with? I have a hard enough time drinking my water and eating my food. Mom did hand feed me today.
When Mom came to pick me up this morning. she had to wait in line. Three other dogs were there for pickup after the same surgery. Two of them were on their second knee surgery in less than two months:( They all told Mom that they were very happy with the surgery performed by my doctor.
I will going back to the vet place for twice a week laser therapy to help heal my bone. I can also have Mom do cold compresses for the next few days and then some heat compresses after that to make me feel more comfortable. I have both Rimadryl and Tramadol for pain. Mom says she hopes they make me sleepy too.
I know Misty and Timber already thanked you, but I want to add my gratitude for all the POTP good thoughts and wishes for me.
Woos - Lightning