Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thankful Thursday and a Quick Update

It's still Thursday, right?  Still time to join in on Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.



So here I am after getting home from my follow-up visit with Dr. H., my orthopedic surgeon.


As you can see, I am still a conehead and will be for at least one more week.  Dr. H. said my incision is looking a lot better after Dr. B. put those stitches in and Mom drugged me:)  BUT he doesn't want me to open up my incision again.  His assistant will reassess next Thursday and see if the stitches/staples can come out then or if I have to wait another week.  I am still on a no stairs restriction. leash only outside time, no more than 5-10 minute walks.  He also suggested Mom keep me on the sedation medication since it seems to be working well.  Sigh . . . . 

But Mom and I are thankful because Dr. H. said that, despite the problems with my incision, my leg seems to be healing well and I am walking as well as he would like to see.  He added that the third week of healing for a TTA surgery is critical for the full recovery of the knee and bones.  That is why all my restrictions on activity are still in place for next week, and probably beyond.



So are you wondering why I am smiling?  Well, you may remember that one of my human sisters had surgery in January for breast cancer.  After a bilateral mastectomy and seven weeks of radiation and weeks more of healing and getting stronger, she was given the A-OK for reconstruction.  She had that surgery today, and it looks like all went well - another reason for all of our thankfulness.  She was able to go home late afternoon.  Mom will be even busier than she already is helping out with the kids and some of the housework stuff.  So I promise to be as good a boy as I can.


My eyes are starting to feel a wee bit heavy - and I know I will sleep well with Mom right there by my side.

Woos - Lightning




26 comments:

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you are healing. I am sorry your human sister has been through so much. I will be praying she heals quickly. XO

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That is a lot to be thankful for!
love
tweedles

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

You are such a good boy, Lightning! We're glad you are healing nicely. Now please continue to be good!

And great news on your human sister too!

Woofs,
Tommy

Idaho PugRanch said...

Glad to hear your leg is healing well. And we are happy to hear your human sister was able to have her surgery.
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We are very happy for your human sister. We know your mom must be relieved. We are praying every day for your Lightning. We think you are getting there. Try to be cool and quiet. You should get it.

CheerfulMonk said...

I'm so glad the healing is going well, even if it's hard to be patient. A bit of medicine to make Lightning sleepy does seem like a good idea.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Sounds like everything is going well. Just keep resting.

Mark Muller said...

Lightning we are glad that your vet is satisfied with the healing process... and we send big hugs and potp to your human sister who fought the hardest fight ever... we wish her all the best and we are super happy for such good news...

Molly the AireGirl said...

This is wonderful news about your hooman sissy and pretty good news for you too, Lightning. We continue to send you tons of AireZen and lots and lots of healing vibes!

Brian said...

I sure am glad you are okay Lightning and we hope it is a calm and uneventful week of rest for you. I'm so glad your human Sis is doing well, that's terrific news. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

Wonderful news on both counts! So glad your leg is healing! And oh my gosh, what incredible news about your human sister. I am so happy for her and your family. I hope her recovery from reconstructive surgery will go smoothly. XOXOX

Pam and Teddy said...

Lightning - I couldn't visit you while my Mom and Dad were on vacation but I'm all caught up now. You've been visiting your doctor a lot but they are keeping a close eye on you and it sounds like maybe you REALLY are on the road to total recovery. I know it's a pain having the cone and taking the meds but just REST and know that you are in the BESTEST OF HANDS!!! Sending you PoTP......so happy you had your Dancerina giving you lots of love.....

Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

Millie and Walter said...

We're glad to hear you had a good report with the doctor but sad you have to keep the cone on for another week. That's great news on your human sister and we wish her well on her recovery. Our paws are crossed for all of your family.

KB Bear said...

I know that you hoped to have the stitches out on Thurs but this seems like the next-best news. I am so glad that you're healing well. The sedation should help your mom to take care of both you and your human sister. The sedation drug that R took made him whine a lot (but did keep him still) - I hope that you are quiet despite being a wooing Sibe!

That is wonderful news about your human sister. Sending POTP to her and you!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
yyyaaaayyy to overall pawsitive news!!! hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Matilda the Boxer said...

Sounds like good news on the doggy AND human sides! Keep taking your meds and relax, your momma has it in hand.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

This is definitely good news. For you as well as your human sister. 😍Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work on your leg and enjoy that rest. You'll need it for when you can get back to chasing after the other Sibes.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, what a post jam-packed full of great news!!!! We are so thrilled to hear the news about your human sister!!!!!!! That is truly awesome!
And we're so thankful your leg is looking better! Try your hardest to just rest up and leave it alone. We know it's hard, but you'll be so glad in the long run!!!
Cam and Mags

My Mind's Eye said...

Well poooh my comment didn't post. I got an error message.
Take 2
I am jumping with glee over this excellent health news on your precious human sis and on you. Both of you have excellent medical teams and super duper excellent at home care. Sending tons of hugs
Cecilia

Comedy Plus said...

I'm happy things are better for you and for your human sister. I love happy posts.

I hope you had a woof woof Thankful Thursday. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

Astro & Mitzie said...

Many Blessings to your sister and you sweet boy.
Have a great weekend.

♥ Astro and Mitzie

Marg said...

So glad you are doing all right Lightning. We are also really happy that your human sister got through the surgery all right. Lots to be thankful for. Big hugs to the Mom for all that she is going through. Have a good day.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

More POTP.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello woos its dennis the vizsla dog hay lightning i shoor am glad to heer that yore leg is heeling up wel and yoo ar wawking the way they want yoo to wawk!!! i hope yoo ar reemembering to wawk withowt rithum so yoo wont attrakt the wurm!!! that is gud nooz abowt yore hyooman sister too i like gud nooz all arownd so i am sending lots of vizsla tail wags that evrywun kontinyoos to rekuver nicely!!! ok bye

Huskies622 said...

So great to hear good news all around! That is the best!

Kiki and Nala

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are sending healing purrs to your human sister, we are glad things are going well for her and paw they continue to do so.

Gosh Lightning you sure are having a time with that leg.