Today when we went to visit Abby at the vet's we got a nice surprise--they let her come home with us! Hooray! We are so happy to have our dog back home and she is on the mend and that the other dog owners, who are nice people and very sad this happened, paid the $3,000 bill. (Gerard doesn't look very happy in this picture because he just watched his Boston Bruins blow the game.) That patch on her back end is to ease her pain--it released pain medication through the day. The drain tubes and patch will be coming out on Monday. She still needs to wear the clunky cone for about another week until she gets her stitches out to keep her from licking them unless we are watching her closely. We were able to take off here blue bracelet tonight.
She is eating like normal now and made some very nice poop on her short trip outside after supper. She is not allowed to do stairs though so Gerard has to carry her up and down our front steps. Also, the leash is very flimsy and soft, more like a lead. She is not allowed to go for any real walks yet, just in our yard to do her business and get outside for a little while. At least Gerard won't have to get up as early.
|We are so glad you're going to be okay, Abby!|
She has three different medications that we give her with her meals and we have to keep track of how much she eats, how much more drains out from her and how much poop she makes. I have a notebook set up. I have a new admiration for vet technicians who keep track of all the medications their patients need. I have just one to keep track of and it's not easy.
We appreciate the many people who prayed for us, especially for Abby. These pictures don't even show all the damage that was done, but thank God, she survived!
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