Zoe Post Op Update

Friends can I just tell you that even though Zoe had surgery I swear you would never know unless you saw her incision.
No joke.
Well with the exception of the day we brought her home. That little monkey sure does know how to make you feel bad for her.
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We picked her up from the hospital Friday night and they told us that everything went well. She is bruised and will likely get a little more bruised before it goes away and that that was normal. They brought her out to us with the little cone of shame on her and her little tail was wagging and she was happy to see us!
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She laid on my lap the whole way home. When we got home we got her as comfy as possible and called it a night. She has a pain patch on her and will have it on until the end of the month. She is also on an anti-inflam for swelling. I was told some PT exercises to do with her along with icing her leg to help with healing.

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Saturday morning when I got up with her I was given the cold shoulder.

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Snot face!

We went about the day and she was up hopping around on her 3 legs as she was used to it. The Dr. told me to take her on short 3-5 minute walks a few times a day and try to encourage her to put her foot down and start to put some weight on the leg. Since she has been used to hopping around with her foot up it may time some time. I was also told to make sure I iced her leg after exercising it.

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By Saturday afternoon she was up to her usual antics. I had left her in the living room while I was showering and getting ready to go to the party. When I came back out I found my sneaker had be dragged from the door to her bed. She was rather proud of her accomplishment.

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Here we are 4 days post op and I have taken her off the pain pills she was on seeing how she is still on the pain patch and is not showing signs of pain. Mr. Big Truck noticed some bruising on her neck one day while we had her cone of shame off. We called the vet and he told us that’s where they do the pre op blood work and that’s what that is from. It could also be from her ramming the cone into things. She is a pro at ramming it into the wall and ground when she goes out to go to the bathroom.

Overall we am VERY pleased with the way she is healing. She is slowly starting to put her foot down and every now and again you will see limp off it. In time I think and hope she will be using it full time.

  Hugs, Nikki

I have 11 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Zoe Post Op Update

  1. avatar
    Pamela says:
    July 30, 2013

    Bless her cute little heart!! Glad she is getting better!

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    Kenya says:
    July 30, 2013

    Yay! So glad she is feeling better!

  3. avatar
    Michael says:
    July 30, 2013

    So glad to hear she’s recovering well!

  4. avatar
    shay says:
    July 30, 2013

    So glad she’s doing well! She is such a cutie!

  5. avatar
    Jen says:
    July 30, 2013

    Awwww!!! Happy she is home where she belongs.

  6. avatar
    Vicki says:
    July 30, 2013

    Glad baby girl is doing better!!! 🙂

  7. avatar
    J and A says:
    July 30, 2013

    Poor thing!! Glad she is doing better!!

  8. avatar
    J and A says:
    July 30, 2013

    Poor thing!! Glad she is doing better!!

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    Ashley says:
    July 30, 2013

    I’m so glad to hear Zoe is doing better. I hope she is back to using all 4 legs in no time!

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