He was delivered to the vet before 8:30 a.m. and the first surgery of the day it was a minor spot removal. Minor still isn't a comforting word when this is your major companion.
Ben's surgery was done by about 9:30 a.m. and picked him up about 10:30 a.m. Since the surgery was on his underbelly placed a soft fabric on top of the van floor before picking him up. I didn't want any rough surface scraping against the wound.
As I couldn't coax him out of the van decided to put a cup of water in there and check on him every 15 minutes to be sure he was okay.
Eventually was able to coax him into the side yard with a leash from the van where he relieved himself. He immediately went back into the van. Perhaps to him it was sorta like his safe cave. I continued to check on him every 15 minutes.
Finally was able to get Ben inside the house. Since the doctor told me there could be some spotting from the belly decided to put a light colored piece of flannel on the area near me so I could see just what spotting occurs. My boy is still not fully alert.
Ben is still out of it and while he was interested in the Kong with a cookie put inside he wasn't alert enough to figure out how to get it out.
This morning he is more alert and on antibiotics. He is not supposed to jump or run for a week so am hoping we are able to avoid any vehicles in the development. Also hope the squirrels stay at bay in the back yard.
We should get the biopsy report in about 5 days. HappyWednesday everyone.
Best wishes for a quick recovery from the anesthetics and no bad news on Ben's procedure.ReplyDelete
Sending best wishes for a quick recovery and very good news. I know exactly how you feel. My little mini-dachshund had three tumors removed last fall and 24 stitches on her little body. It turned out to be a systemic infection cured with steroids and antibiotics. Unfortunately we are going through it again six months later, but no surgery this time... It's so hard when you can't explain to them that we only want to keep them well...ReplyDelete
Sending only best wishes your way !!!! Get well soon Ben , Mom needs you !!!ReplyDelete
Poor guy, mine gets loopy on drugs and it makes it hard since I can't lift him. We had to have him calm for a week, that did not happen, lol. I hope every thing comes out negative and he can enjoy getting out again.ReplyDelete
Sending thoughts and prayers your way, my friend! Poor Ben looks like he really needed some TLC, and you certainly took good care of him!!
Hoping he heals quickly and the squirrels behave themselves!!!
Sending Warm Hugs to you both~
Hope recovery goes smoothly and you get good results.ReplyDelete
Both Roxy and I wish Ben a fast recovery and a great biopsy report. One reason I scaled down to a much smaller dog was just the same problem you had getting Ben out of the van. Roxy is all of 10 lbs. compared to the 65 lb. Airedales I loved.
And thanks for expanding my vocabulary with a new word "climp" which I guess is a combination of "climb" and "jump."
I hope by now Ben is back to his old self. What a handsome boy with such a beautiful, shiny coat.ReplyDelete
I'll keep him in my puppy prayers.
Sending healing energies to Ben and calming energies for his momma! I know how stressful it is when they have to have something done! You've done a wonderful job Saundra providing for all his needs! He'll be back to normal in no time!ReplyDelete
Hugs for you both!!
keeping you both in my thoughts & sending up wishes of healing & rest to you both!ReplyDelete
Poor Ben and poor you. I hope he is feeling better soon and the report comes back ok. Hugs cheriReplyDelete
Aww, poor guy. It's true, they don't understand what's happening. He must have felt safe in the van. I hope he's better tomorrow. And good luck keeping him from running and jumping. Don't hurt your arm again.ReplyDelete
Dittos on all the comments about Ben...so hard to watch them struggle when you can't explain it to them...wishing you both some calm days ahead and negative on the biopsy...you're a wonderful dog Mom!ReplyDelete
What a sweetie! Our pets are special,,,, his face tells it all,,,, take care,,,,ReplyDelete
Poor Ben. How lucky he is to have such a vigilant mama. Healing prayers.ReplyDelete
Hoping for a quick recovery and a great reportReplyDelete