Meanwhile Misty and Timber discovered a big box that was delivered last week from Chewy.com. It wasn't time for our regular delivery, and we already had our October review item delivered. What could it be?
Misty and Timber decided to investigate since Lightning will not go near a big box like that one. But Misty told Timber that they needed to get Mom's help. So if you look closely, you can see that they dropped their Froggie toy inside to make sure Mom came to help.
Thanks, Mom. Freddie is out now, but what's in the box? Even Lightning wants to know.
Look at that!!! The very nice Ms. Natalie from the ChewyInfluencers Team sent Lightning a care package to make him feel better. So very kind and thoughtful.
Some of you may have seen Nurse Lamb Chop on our Instagram account yesterday.
She is lending her paws to helping Mom, Misty, and Timber with Lightning's recovery.
We just know that Lightning is really going to enjoy this peanut butter flavored nylabone - it is huge - once he is out of his cone. His cone is so big that he can't reach anything on the floor, can't hold a bone or a kong, and can't eat or drink unless Mom takes the dreaded cone off:(
And then there is a very large pet blanket that is reversible (the other side has a very soft fleece material), and it is even big enough for all of us to fit on it at one time. We don't want to crowd Lightning now, but it really is BIG. Mom says it is totally washable too.
So how about another update? Mom is very frustrated with this whole process. The heavy rain we have had made it no picnic for her and Lightning going in and out for potty time. And over the weekend his incision started to leak again. Mom says she is pretty sure the cause is the darned cone. Lightning tries to get at his incision, but the cone is so big now that he can't get to it at all thankfully. But he still tries, and he licks the area through the plastic. Mom thinks he may be rubbing the cone against the incision and causing it to be irritated. It seemed to stop yesterday and this morning. He had another cold laser treatment at the vet's this morning, and by the time Mom got him home, it was leaking again. More than likely he hit it on something in the car:( The vet tech who did the laser treatment said the incision looks pretty good, but she thinks the surgeon may opt to leave the staples in longer after he sees him on Thursday night. Big sighs from Mom AND Lightning.
Lightning: I am trying to be a good boy. I have been doing lots and lots of resting, no running, and no wrestling.
And my little brother Timber has my back and tries to remind me to leave that area alone.
And there there is Misty who keeps guard from the front.
So that's a wrap from me today - I hope my ears go back to normal position once this torture helmet is removed.
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber