Truman's Surgery

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Postby cheekymunkee » January 15th, 2011, 9:11 pm

Glad he is better!!




pocketpit wrote:Glad to hear the Pony is feeling a little better. That incision site looks awsome, hardly any discoloration at all and not too swollen.
Oh, and the highlight of my day was when he pooped.
This cracks me up! Every client seems to overly concerned with pooping and I can't for the life of me figure out why. :D



I think it is because human hospitals put so much emphasis on pooping after surgery.
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Postby mnp13 » January 16th, 2011, 1:29 am

pocketpit wrote:Glad to hear the Pony is feeling a little better. That incision site looks awsome, hardly any discoloration at all and not too swollen.
Oh, and the highlight of my day was when he pooped.
This cracks me up! Every client seems to overly concerned with pooping and I can't for the life of me figure out why. :D


I've been told that pooping means that the digestive system is back to normal after the anesthetic. :|
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Postby pocketpit » January 16th, 2011, 4:11 am

[quoteI've been told that pooping means that the digestive system is back to normal after the anesthetic][/quote]

Well that would be a good answer. The veterinary community doesn't seem to really be all that concerned about pooping so I don't know if that applies or we just don't care. Often times we have clients with animals that haven't eaten in days too and the owners just don't grasp the concept that food has to go in in order to go out. Cat owners are some of the worst clients when it comes to detailing their pets every move and being overly concerned. We have some that have log books of every aspect of daily life and practically weigh the fecal content so they can tell you when something is "off".
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Postby madremissy » January 16th, 2011, 6:23 am

Good Morning. I hope you both got some sleep last night. Here is to a good day. Give him a kiss from me :kissBlush:
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Postby iluvk9 » January 16th, 2011, 9:00 am

Good morning! Last night was a little better with less grumpiness. Truman, too. :wink:

He REALLY wants to go into the far backyard, but he can't. Dogs made snow tracks and it has a slight upgrade going there. His personality is coming back so the pain must be less.
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Postby amazincc » January 16th, 2011, 9:08 am

iluvk9 wrote:Good morning! Last night was a little better with less grumpiness. Truman, too. :wink:


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Postby TheRedQueen » January 16th, 2011, 10:16 am

And no one fainted, right? ;)
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Postby call2arms » January 16th, 2011, 10:59 am

Yay for Truman feeling better! And pooping, of course. :D
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Postby hugapitbull » January 16th, 2011, 11:26 am

All reports sounding positive. Good job, Truman (and Joyce)!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 16th, 2011, 11:42 am

TheRedQueen wrote:And no one fainted, right? ;)


:giggle: No, we are all conscious.

He decided to get a drink on his own (I have been bringing him dishes of water!) and then wanted to sit in the sunlight. Notice the new leg position? I am getting woozy...:shock:

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Postby madremissy » January 16th, 2011, 7:54 pm

I know that he wouldn't do that if it was painfu,l but it made me cringe. :shocker: Everyday will be better. :hug3:
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Postby Jenn » January 16th, 2011, 10:27 pm

Still sending you both the best of thoughts, he looks like he's getting around "relatively" well. :)
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Postby SisMorphine » January 16th, 2011, 11:38 pm

I'm glad he's feeling better, even if his leg position is a tad nauseating. LOL!
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Postby iluvk9 » January 17th, 2011, 6:35 am

Last night was good. :) Pain meds have now been one in the morning and one at night. So, that is improving.
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Postby airwalk » January 17th, 2011, 11:55 am

Excellent, so he's right on track for recovery..see your are the best.
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Postby iluvk9 » January 17th, 2011, 12:28 pm

New leg photo. I think the swelling has gone down 60%.

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Poor Lenny has to be crated when I go out, but sadly, he lived in a crate 24/7 his whole life, so he willingly goes in. :( Notice the paw....That is how I always find him.
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Postby SisMorphine » January 17th, 2011, 12:42 pm

Awww look at those two pouty faces! But I bet they'd be even more pouty if it was them that had surgery. Hahahahaha!
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Postby SisMorphine » January 17th, 2011, 12:47 pm

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Postby plebayo » January 17th, 2011, 1:37 pm

Awww poor Lenny.

Truman's leg looks really good, glad to hear he's on such little pain medication. I have to agree, I think they'd be even more pouty if they were in Truman's shoes :p
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Postby iluvk9 » January 17th, 2011, 1:51 pm

Just gave Vet an update. I mentioned that Truman often toe-touches the ground when he goes outside (on leash, of course). He said he didn't want to get my hopes up for a fast recovery, but Truman was toe-touching the floor right after he woke up from surgery.
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