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48 & 72

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Hey everyone! 🙂

We are 48 hours home now and 72 hours post-amp, and we’re doing well. Vinny is getting better at using three legs, he is eating, drinking, pooping and peeing. His poo is a little runny from the meds, but at least he’s doing it.

In one of his favourite spots! :)

In one of his favourite spots! 🙂

He gives me a bit of trouble when it’s time for meds, but eventually they go down after a few tries. Today I was a few hours late giving him his tramadol, and then he was just really fussing about it, so I had to stop a few times and give him a break and it took even longer. I could tell he was in pain, but an hour later, he seemed fine again and lazing happily in front of the fan (it’s quite warm here).

He’s had to wear his e-collar more than both of us would like, but he’s very keen on licking the incision, so c’est la vie. He obviously doesn’t like to wear it, but he also doesn’t do too bad with it on, so it could be worse. When I had to put it on my dog a few years back, he sulked for two weeks straight in the corner by himself, haha.

Sleepy at bedtime. :)

Sleepy at bedtime. 🙂 Blinded him temporarily with the flash – sorry buddy.

Trying to be a tough guy, lying on the incision side!

Trying to be a tough guy, lying on the incision side!

Vinny is also not too keen on letting me ice the incision now. I even got one of those special soft mouldable ice packs for him, with a super soft cotton towel around it. I’m not sure if he doesn’t like the pressure, or the cold itself. Either way, the inicision doesn’t look swollen at all to me, so I’m not too worried about it at this point. Looking at the picture of the incision from two days ago, it actually looks slightly better now too, which is also very good. And he is even lying on his incision side for the first time today – which is quite impressive.

We layed in bed watching movies together pretty much all day yesterday (actually all the furry friends stayed with us), and he seems content. We’re doing the same again today. Before the surgery I thought he would be miserable and mad at me. But I really think that he actually knows I am helping him. It’s a very special thing to care for an animal and nurse them back to health. I remember the Doctor said that he could have been hiding pain in his leg for a quite a while, so this might actually be a relief for him. Both yesterday morning and this morning, he crawled onto my pillow and cuddled with my face (lol). He doesn’t usually do this when it’s really warm weather, and actually it’s been a while since he did, but I just love when he does this, and he just seemed so happy.

So needless to say, he’s a trooper and doing really well. Yay Vinny!

Thank you so much to everyone for your amazing comments and support. It means a lot! Xoxo <3

Happy boy :)

Happy boy 🙂 Purrrrrring like a beast.

This is his "pig in shit" position. He is the happiest kitty in the world right here, purring away.

This is his “pig in shit” position and look on his face. He is the happiest kitty in the world right here, purring away. 🙂 <3

 

 


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4 Responses to “48 & 72”

  1. trituck says:

    What a handsome boy Vinny is!
    Sounds like he is really adapting well to be a tripawd.
    Hugs
    Linda and Tucker

  2. arlene says:

    Sounds like things couldn’t be progressing better.! Way to go Vinny

  3. benny55 says:

    VINNY! VINNY! Your “pig” position is great! ALL of your photos are great! Thanks for the smiles!!

    Sorry you have to wear the cone…but you still look handsome! Vinny is a trooper indeed!

    And I know there’s nothing better than having him cuddle with you again on the pillpw.

    Kee l these great updates coming! It’s still sooooooo early in recovery and he seems to be ahead of the curve.

    HUGS

    Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

  4. Daniela&JohnnieW says:

    Congratulations! Great to know that Vinny is keeping a positive spirit in the recovery. Regarding the licking and the e-collar: when my Golden girl was spayed she wore a vest while her stitches were on, and it worked out great as a way to keep her from licking, instead of the e-collar. However, I have noticed that each vet surgeon chooses one option. I am particularly obsessive about keeping the incision protected, to prevent infections during the healing period.
    All the best to Vinny and enjoy the cuddling!
    Daniela & Johnnie

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