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Nigel after neuter
Hi all, I've been reading through these forums since we first got our very own Havanese two months ago. I've learned a lot and I'm sure to learn even more by posting...
My 6 month old Nigel just got neutered this past Saturday. The vet who performed the surgery also saw that his right shoulder was separated (he had been limping a few days prior) and so she put that leg into a splint. Nigel came home predictably drowsy and uncomfortable. On that first night, we gave him the anti-inflammatory that he now takes every evening.
My husband and I expected him to be pretty out of it for the first couple of days, but we did not anticipate his lethargy and general disinterest in EVERYTHING. If we did not put his bowl of food/water in front of him, he wouldn't eat or drink. He only lifts his head if he hears other dogs outside, but other than that, he's pretty mopey. Right now, he's on the couch, having spent the last three hours sleeping.
My husband thinks that he's just having a hard time adjusting to not only the lack of his "berries", but also the cone of shame, the splint, AND having only three working legs. It's just so sad to see, though. Am I just being a worrywart and should I wait it out a few more days to see if things get better? Has anyone else dealt with something similar?