Join Date: Aug 2010
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Quick update, Eli woke up this morning acting much more like his normal, cheerful self. Trying to keep him from running, climbing stairs and jumping has already proved to be challenge. According to the post-op instructions, he's not supposed to climb the stairs for 7 days. I'm definitely going to build some muscle carrying him around for a few days. He is a little sleeper and lackluster but that's only to be expected. By tonight, I suspect the pain will come back.
Actually, the doctor said vomitting is OK not diahrea. The diahrea is my fault. We decided to give Eli an extra special meal the night before his surgery and added cooked chicken to his kibble, rather than the wet dog food as per usual. Big mistake. I spent the whole night and next morning taking him out to potty. I let the doctor know what had happened and he thought it was ok to proceed with the surgery as long as I was certain that the food had caused the runs. I've learned to valuable lesson - save the "poor baby" treat for after surgery!
Tillie's Mom - I went to Toys R Us and bought a 5 pack of onesies on sale for
$7, as suggested on this forum. What a life saver! The vet's office wanted $30 for the plastic cone collar to keep Eli from licking. The onesies are so much more comfortable. I put them on backwards and leave the middle snap open for his tail. He can't get to the incision and he's not uncomfortable wearing that darn cone. The only thing is I have to take it off when I let him out to potty. He actually looks super cute and I think I might use them as pajamas when it gets colder! He's 8lbs and I purchased 24 months. It fits because they're so long.