Well, Gucci FINALLY had her spay yesterday. Third time it was scheduled, charm? IDK...but we had no glitches, deaths in the family, or heat to stop us from going through with it, though...Mommy was a *nervous* freaking wreck. (Just as bad as I was when my DS, Jake, had surgery last month)
Anyhow...Poor thing was terrified when we arrived at the vet, I'll never forget the look she gave me when they took her back
Heartwrenching. And still..
They gave me Metacam for every 24 hours and that wore off around 9 this morning (I administered at 5pm yest), so I called the vet and they told me no early dose, to come pick up a muscle relaxer (?) Buprenorphine, every 8 hours.
I just gave her a dose of that because she is in MAJOR pain (she is literally crying **tears in her eyes**, plus the whining, crawling on my chest and shaking, etc) and now I am worried about it and watching her like a hawk for any side effects.
Can anyone soothe my anxiety? Tell me that their dog took both of these medications at the same time and did fine? I'm really worried. I hate to see her in pain, but I worry about reactions to the medication
I am still in jammies and we are camping out on the couch today with her favorite fur blanket (reconstructed from a vintage mink coat, that I had made for her and she Loves it!!) She is finally sleeping right now.
Oh..and I'm having issues getting her to eat and drink. She's refusing ground chicken (one of her favorites) and I am having to use the medicine syringe to slip water down her throat because she hasnt' drank anything today.
When my DH went to the vet hospital to pick up the 2nd pain med, he got to talk to 2 of the vets that work there and they both were telling him that the little dogs always seem to have a rougher time with pain (Is this true?) and one of them that assisted with her spay yesterday told my DH that Gucci did have a rough time, and whined a lot afterwards (of course the vet tech told us she was fine and a 'sweetheart', which I did find hard to believe considering she usually gets bent out of shape if I'm not within eyesight.)So..yeah..
Rough day here at Gucci's house..