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Anal gland surgery update

Django had his surgery yesterday. Everything went well. His anal glands were obliterated, impossible to drain which was why he kept getting infections. Had a rough night last night, pain medication was not working. Was able to get a hold of the vet and she prescribed another medication for sedation, rough 7 hours but he finally fell asleep at 10:00 at night on the couch. Snuggled up next to him the entire night, didn't have the heart to move him once he fell asleep. Took pain meds this morning, working but not 100%. He won't walk, i think it's painful due to the stitches on the back end and every time I put him down he runs and then attempts to scoot which is a big NO! Running behind him to stop him from scooting. Hopefully today will be a little better, just want him to sleep all day. His appetite was good and he's taking his meds with turkey so that's a plus. Waiting for call from vet this morning.
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Poor Django! He and Pixel can recover together. She had a rough night too. This morning, she just wants me to stay RIGHT with her. If I move away from her for a minute, she starts to cry. If she moves the wrong way, something hurts and she steals in pain and tries to run away from it. I can't give her her second dose of pain meds until noon time.

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I am glad Django's surgery went well but so sorry he is having so much pain and discomfort. I hope he feels better soon. Sorry for Miss Pixel too. So awful for us when our dogs are hurting like this because there is only so much we can do until they are feeling better. Healing prayers for both of your cuties.

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I feel badly for both of you and your poor pups. If only we could explain things to them so they could understand the pain isn't forever...

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Poor Pixie. There is nothing worse then counting the hours before you can give them pain meds again. Django was ok when i held him but as soon as I put him down he was crying in pain. I too won't move an inch, he's sleeping now and I don't want to do anything to rock the boat! LOL. Hope things improve for the two of us as the week progresses.
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Poor little guy! So sorry he is hurting. I don't know if it's a havanese thing but Sophie is definitely the most pain sensitive dog I've had (a great dane and 2 longhaired doxies in the past, all very stoic). So it's a new thing for me too to have a baby actually crying out it's heart breaking. Praying Django and Pixel both get past the pain stage FAST!
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Oh No...Must have been a long night for sure. Hope you can both get some rest and he improves everyday. Sounds like a painful surgery!

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Heal quickly sweet Django!

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Praying for speedy healing for both babies and peace and rest for the parents...

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Oh my heart hurts just thinking of these two hurting! Praying for no pain and plenty of rest and healing! Moms too!!
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