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24 Hours Post Amputation

October 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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This morning was 24 hours post amputation for Maddie.  The hospital says she’s doing very well and already standing up.  She’s got some edema which is spreading so the doctor wants to keep her another night.  She is up and around though and went for three walks today!  She’s not peeing outside though and they think it’s because she’s not confident enough to squat out there, where inside she can lean a little on the side of her pen.  She’s a very anxious dog – she gets upset and nervous with the slightest change in her routine so I suspect that also has a lot to do with it.  Still refusing food but that doesn’t shock me.  She’s not likely to eat when she’s upset and they have said she’s very anxious.  I think (hope) I’ll be able to get her to eat when she gets home.  At this point, I’m to call tomorrow morning and hopefully she’ll be able to come home around 9 a.m.   I miss my girl so much.  The house just doesn’t seem right without her here.


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2 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55

    Sloooow and easy Miss Maddie!! Hearing your up and mobile already is quite remarkable for your big sweet self!!

    Yep, Maddie’s in good hands and clearly being monitored with great care!

    I think you’re right though. Once she gets home and gets some yummy foods, her appetite will pick up.

    As far as squatting, she still has a lot of good pain meds in her system, so thats not surprising. I’m assuming she’s peeing in her ken el though. So at least she is peeing!

    Paws crossed for a good homecoming tomorrow 🙂


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too y

  • dawn3g

    Sounds like things went well. Fallon didn’t start to eat until we came in and hand fed her delicacies from home. She was there 2 days longer than I had hoped–I wanted her home every day–but seeing her now, a week and a day post amputation, waiting and giving her time to heal was best. That said, I hope Maddie comes home to you today! It’s hard to be away from them, plus it seems like the familiar surroundings and routine (and the new normal) will be good for her recovery. <3

    Dawn, Fallon and Maggie

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