Surgery Checklist for Truman

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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 7:55 am

Let's go over the plan and see if I am missing anything, okay? :dance:

1) No water/food tonight. No breakfast tomorrow, which Truman will think is the WORST part of his day.

2) Snow shouldn't stop either surgeon from Cornell (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospital/) or me from getting there.

3) He goes in at 8:15 am. :shocker: I get the call he is out of surgery with an update.

4) Before I pick him up, I put Lenny in crate and put gates up to keep Darlene and Harley out of dog den, which Truman will be entering.

5) Daughter-in-law will sit in back of SUV with him on way home. Big blanket in back for both of them. :giggle:

6)***This is the part I am visualizing so it is done correctly**** I back SUV up to driveway and at the PERFECT spot, where the height is only 15-16", I stop. We then put the new customized sling around him and while getting him to use his front legs out, guide the back end out. Offer him a spot to pee.

7) Walk him into dog den and have him lay on twin bed on his good side.

8.) Offer a little water. Offer a very little food. Hug him a lot. Repeat every hour.

9) Take photos. Let others sniff him because there is something about a dog returning from the Vet that has interesting smells. :|

10) Ice as the needed.
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Postby Pit♥bull » January 12th, 2011, 8:05 am

Sounds like you are set :)

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 12th, 2011, 8:28 am

You and he will do splendidly!
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Postby Hoyden » January 12th, 2011, 8:44 am

Sounds like he's good to go.

You forgot the part about making sure you have my phone number on hand so you can call if you need Mark's help. I have some nearer to you (40 minutes) that I trust with my dogs, house keys and kids if you need help too.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 9:53 am

Hoyden wrote:Sounds like he's good to go.

You forgot the part about making sure you have my phone number on hand so you can call if you need Mark's help. I have some nearer to you (40 minutes) that I trust with my dogs, house keys and kids if you need help too.


THANKS! I am figuring once we start to get him out of the SUV it is ALL- A-GO!
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Postby copperlegend » January 12th, 2011, 10:09 am

Cornell is an awesome place, he is in good hands!

Good luck Truman!!
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Postby ArtGypsy » January 12th, 2011, 10:26 am

Sending Lots and Lots of Love and Prayers for You and Truman!!!
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Postby madremissy » January 12th, 2011, 10:45 am

Sounds like you are ready. Don't forget your pillow and blanket for you :)
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 11:04 am

copperlegend wrote:Cornell is an awesome place, he is in good hands!
Good luck Truman!!


Thanks! My Vet has a "knee guy from Cornell" do all these surgeries. He has done 4 other knees on my dogs.


madremissy wrote:Sounds like you are ready. Don't forget your pillow and blanket for you :)


I am washing everything in the dog den so I am ready!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 11:19 am

This is my helper. My Daughter-in-law will be providing the other half of the muscles to lift him. :giggle: Don't let her size fool you...she can kick anyone's ass.

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Postby SisMorphine » January 12th, 2011, 11:56 am

Sounds like you have a great plan! And I'm also glad to know I'm not the only one who plots things out like that :giggle:

Good thoughts for Truman, and you too of course!
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Postby Jenn » January 12th, 2011, 12:17 pm

She's so cute. :)
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 12:19 pm

SisMorphine wrote:! And I'm also glad to know I'm not the only one who plots things out like that :giggle:


BEYOND plan... 8)
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Postby Jenn » January 12th, 2011, 12:23 pm

I think you forgot your nerve pill?? ;)
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Jenn wrote:I think you forgot your nerve pill?? ;)


I don't take pills but I have all the ingredients ready for a Mojito.
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Postby Jenn » January 12th, 2011, 12:30 pm

well I was gonna suggest a stiff drink, but didn't want you drinking and driving ;)
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Postby TinaMartin » January 12th, 2011, 1:45 pm

A new BoBo for him to carry? After all he doesnt get to eat dinner and might waste away to a truck load.
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Postby pocketpit » January 12th, 2011, 2:15 pm

Good luck Truman, we'll be thinking of you.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 12th, 2011, 3:11 pm

TinaMartin wrote:A new BoBo for him to carry? After all he doesnt get to eat dinner and might waste away to a truck load.


I have one "on save"...I actually ran out of BoBo's so I have one of Jimmy's stuffed animals from 26 years ago. :giggle:
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Postby madremissy » January 12th, 2011, 3:24 pm

iluvk9 wrote:This is my helper. My Daughter-in-law will be providing the other half of the muscles to lift him. :giggle: Don't let her size fool you...she can kick anyone's ass.

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Look at beautiful Chrintina. :) She looks even tinier next to all that snow. You must have got a lot more today because this morning you told me a foot. :wink: That looks like more than a foot. :shock: :shock:

Time to stock up on BoBo's I was just at walmart and they have HUGE ones on sale.
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