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Question Going in the hospital

I am scheduled for some major surgery this coming Friday and probably will be in for a week. Cazzie will split his time with my two daughters-in-law. One has a Maltese who likes Cazzie and the other has an older GR female who could care less. DH will pick up Cazzie each night and bring him home. I am worried about Cazzie. He is so attached to me. I worry that he will wonder what's going on, where's mommy, and maybe "act out." I worry that he will run out onto the street or get dognapped or eaten by coyotes. I just worry about him!!!

He has stayed with both girls before with no ill effects, but has never been away from me for so long. He is one year old now. I suppose this is all part of pre-surgery angst???

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Facing any kind of surgery, especially major surgery, is sure to make anyone feel unsettled.

Leaving your fuzz-ball under any circumstance, is also stressful.

So, I say you are DEFINITELY entitled to lots of hugs, lots of understanding, and a multitude of prayers. Hug that sweetie twice as much as ever, and remember the feel, the sweet puppy smell, and the absolute comfort it brings...and take that with you.

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I understand your concern. I had the same fears about Milo and the girls when I went in to the hospital in August. I was away for 6 days and they were confused when I came home. By the end of the first day they seemed to relax in the knowledge that mommy was home.

Unfortunately for me and him, it was in my very early days with Milo and it really put a crimp in the training but aside from that he was fine. He was brought back and forth from my son's house, to mine, to my friend's. The worst part of it was in my son's house he was kept locked in a room all by himself because they didn't want their cats upset. I'm sure the poor baby was confused and frightened at the time, wondering where he was going this time.

At least you had time to plan and with both your daugters-in-law planning for the visit it should go smoothly. Hope your surgery and stay in the hospital is uneventful and I wish you a speedy recovery.

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<Hugs> Take time recover and hopefully Caz will get in some play time too! Trust me maltese can get the energy out of visitors

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Sue, your Havs will be just fine-- sounds like you have everything planned. Just take care of yourself. Wishing you a successful surgery and a very very speedy recovery. Hug, Missy and the Boys.




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Your pup will be fine - it's you we worry about. Have a successful surgery and speedy recovery.


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I'm sending prayers and good thoughts your way for a successful surgery/recovery........

Cazzie will be fine.....

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Yes, I think pre-surgery jitters include worrying about your pup(s) and family! Honey, I hope it goes well and wish you a speedy recovery!


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Sue~ Cazzie may be a bit confused during your absence but, I'm sure he will have fun w/his fur-friends and will bounce right back when Mommy comes home.

I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

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Suzy, it is understandable to be concerned. But, I am sure he will be fine. He might be a little upset for a day, but you would be surprised how fast they adjust. My prayers and thoughts are with you for a good surgery and speedy recovery.


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