I'm lagging, apologies!
Our little Henry is home, we got him on Monday and the vet made us bring him back on Wed to make sure all is okay with him, gave his approval and sent him home again
They had wanted to keep him for another week then decided against it because he was dropping weight the last week there, he wanted to come home!
Here is the one pic brave Travis took at the vet. He was a hurtin little man, this was on the 9th. doc kept him on some good meds for the pain tho.
He is still getting some pain meds now daily but much milder, we dont want him to think he can do too much.
His elbow was taken out of the socket in the fight and up till the 7th he had a splint and soft cast on to keep it in place. Most of the drains are out in this pic, I couldn't take pictures of him before it was too hard and I don't really want to remember that.
He is MUCH better now and I will post more pics of him at home tomorrow !
We have him down in the living room downstairs.
He has his personal space heater, cushy bed and is kickin back watching television. I let Sugar my ABD in there to watch her Sesame street in the mornings and he tries to get her to come over and play with him at his crate..she won't move off the couch, she is stuck on Sesame Street! She barely takes her eyes off the TV to look at him. He likes her company, she isn't dog aggressive and she could really care less about him but her company is hopefully therapeutic, he needs to be around dogs I think in a good way. Just keeping everything real calm and low key so he rests and heals good and doesn't get too excited.
He's pretty bummed he can only go out the front door , do his bizness and come right back in but we have to be careful of the elbow and make sure it heals with no stress on those ligaments that were damaged. Dr. told me if he gets on it too much or stresses it , it could come out of the socket again! oh ya, we being very careful. Gonna be a few weeks yet.
He has already put weight back on and gets lots of goodies too of course. We got some real nice beef sticks donated by the ARF Foundation, he loves them!
He is back to usual self this week, barking his disapproval if I don't appear before his highness the second he calls
or if I am letting dogs out to play he lets us know not to forget him. He just amazes me how quickly he heals, the vet is amazed too. Everyone at the hospital fell in love with him.
Of course I am spoiling him terribly. I'm sure I will pay for it later.
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