Today we are trying to turn a not so great day into a thankful one as we join Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop.
As you can see, I am not very excited about my plight. I had some fluid leaking the past two nights. Last night there was some blood too. I went to the Vet today for my second cold laser treatment. The surgeon's assistant was there to check me out. I had some more bleeding while I was waiting in the lobby for my turn. I must say that I was thankful for all the wonderful people at my clinic who all love me and give me lots of nice petting.
In this photo you can see my knee. It looks a lot worse than it is. The bloody part is just where all my furs are stained. The nice Melinda lady said my incision is still nicely intact but that I have had some fluid and blood seeping. She says it is probably from when I stand for too long. Mom and I work very hard together to keep me off my feet as much as possible, but when I smell dinner cooking, I just have to see what is happening. And so now Mom and I have to figure out a way to let her make dinner and keep me down. Dad is going to sit with me and see if I will stay down. And I still cry most of the night, and I do nt always stay lying down. But Mom says we have to be thankful that my incision is doing well despite the draining. We are both struggling to get through this ordeal. Mom hasn't had a good night's sleep since I came home, and I just want things to be back to normal. Melinda says we just have to get through next week, and then life should improve.
Here is a little video that Mom put together of my first five days of walking. We think you can see the improvement with each day - slow but it IS there.
So another reason to be thankful - progress is being made.
Lastly I am thankful for all of you for your encouragement and support.
Woos - Lightning