Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday "Selfie"




Call it what you will - selfies, groupie, ussie.

WE ARE FAMILY!!!

Below is a shot of Lightning's incision on day 2 post surgery.  Mom thinks it looks pretty good.  He is walking a bit better today, but he has a long way to go.  There is some swelling in his ankle joint, but Mom thinks it is to be expected at this stage.  She is going to be doing some icing of the leg today.  


The incision is about 4 inches long.  

Lightning is not happy about his confinement to the laundry room at night.  He whimpered all night long, not really that loud, but a very pitiful cry - come let me out, please, Mom.  He has to stay in there rather than being confined to the kitchen because Mom worries more about Timber and Misty bumping him than him doing anything to hurt himself.  And of course, if Mom and Dad are both out of the house, he needs to be in there. So Mom is trying to be firm and make him stay in there in as comfortable a setup as possible.  This is one time we all hope time flies.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber



22 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

Very neat stitching!
But gosh sometimes doing the kindest thing can be tough, can't it?

24 Paws of Love said...

At least he is smiling!

Molly the AireGirl said...

Ouch. We hope this goes by superFAST for you, Lightning!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Listening to a sad, whimpering pup is VERY difficult. Don't envy you. We hope time flies for this one, too.

Comedy Plus said...

He'll probably get used to it at some point. I hope so anyway. He wants to be with his pack and we all understand that.

Have a woof woof Sunday Selfie. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

Murphy said...

Gee Lightening, we didn't even know! Looks like a big incision so we think you should get lots of treats. Is your mom sleeping with you in the laundry room?

My Mind's Eye said...

What a gorgeous issue my Woofreinds! Lightning darling I send you a gentle hug and if it helps I will be thinking of you at bedtime so imagine that I and all your friends are there w you...you are never alone.
Hugs Cecilia

Brian said...

I think you incision looks good too and your time in the laundry room will be over before you know it. Purrs from all of us pal.

Millie and Walter said...

You all look good today. We have our paws crossed that Lightning will get used to his new confinement. It will be over before you know it and he will be happy to be back with everyone.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Friends! With our recent loss of Eva, and being out of town, I have not had the chance to read any blogs. To tell you that I am sorry to hear about the most handsome Lightning having to have surgery is an understatement! But I am so, so glad that he's doing well. He has the best of care, and the best of people and dogs cheering him on for an uneventful recovery, and patience while he's doing it! Our very best vibes are coming to your house from where I'm at in Kentucky, and from our big crowd in Virginia too!!!

Take care, and know you're all being thought of!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Poor Lightning. It must be tough being segregated.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Poor Lightning. At least you had a big smile on your face. We are wishing you a speedy recovery not just for you but for your mom. At least you don't have to worry about this happening again because Lightning is never struck twice.

Idaho PugRanch said...

We are sorry you have to stay in the laundry room Lightning, but we want you to heal nicely.
Sending you lots of hugs
Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

Oh dude, sorry you're alone in the laundry rooms, butts it sounds like your Moms has a good set up for you! I knows it's no funs, butts it shouldn't be long before you can sleeps with your sibs! I gots my paws crossed real tight that you will feel lots better soon, and sendin' tons of AireZens!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

KB Bear said...

Lightning looks bright eyed in the ussie! I, too, hope that time flies until Lightning no longer needs to be in the laundry room. Give him a pat from us.

Erin the Cat said...

Even with that cone on, it makes a lovely ussie! Things look like they healing up fine, though I do feel for you being confined for those hours. But at least your parents are there most of it and you have friends around and about. Two weeks will go just like that, I am sure... PLUS you will get lots of extra loves and treats too! Maybe push for three weeks if thats the case, MOL
Toodle pips
ERin

The Army of Four said...

We're praying for you, Lightning! We know this isn't easy for you (or your mom!), but hang in there! Your 2 weeks will be over before you know it!
Cam and Mags

Huskies622 said...

We don't visit everyday so when we looked in on you all this AM, we learned all about Lightning's surgery! OH no! But it looks like you are getting excellent care, and though it will be hard to be calm and quiet for so long, it's all for the good! Healing wishes sent your way!

Kiki and Nala

Sue said...

Your incision looks good. You remind Mom of Tsar. He couldn't be crated either. Mom tried confining him to the laundry room but he hated it and figured out how to open the door. So finally he and Mom worked out a plan. If she didn't try to confine him to a little place, he would stay quietly in her office and sleep under her desk. It worked for both of them.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Whoa...that's quite a scar. Hopefully time will fly by for everyone. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery.

Marg said...

Lightning that looks good. We sure hope the time goes fast. We so hope the times goes fast for you. Sending tons of purrs. And thanks to the Mom for taking such good care of you Lightning.

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, Lightning...I've been without a laptop for so long (had only been working off a phone at times) and have lots of catching up to do! SO sorry about your surgery. Blowing CCLS is the pits! My Wolf and Chloe had the CCL surgeries as well. Chloe blew out both at same time and had bilateral imbrication surgeries. Wolf had one done one year, and then the other the following. Your photos bring back so many memories of that time. Rest up and listen to Momma and you will be back up and running around soon again. Wolf says he feels for you...he, too, was not crate happy, so I had to lay blankets down next to my bed and keep him on a harness and leash while I slept so he wouldn't move! It is not so easy keeping a Husky still! And that cone of shame...ugh. We are all sending you lots of love and healing wishes, sweeties. xoxoxo