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Kodee
14th May 2007, 08:17 PM
My day will start with taking Kodee for her spay/hernia repair at 7:30 - oh she pouts/whines/well breaks down if I leave a room somedays. She is not going to be happy when they trot her off and then shove her in a cage without me!

I leave her and go off to get the cast made of my right leg for the brace. Get a 2 hr break and then go off to the hospital for a rather unpleasant test (enough said there) hopefully with pleasant results! I'm sure I will be my usual crumpy self x100 after.

I am then picking Kodee up at 5:30 and we will see who is crying in pain more - me or her and who shall nurse who the next day :eek:

How did I EVER manage to book all this on one day? Where was my head?

Cathryn
14th May 2007, 10:37 PM
Oh now that is going to be a tricky day all together, firstly I hope that Kodee's surgery goes well, I'm sure it will, you will be climbing the walls trying to keep her still for fear she'll pull her stitches I can tell you!

Secondly I hope that you fitting and unmentionable test go well and that you get the "pleasant" result you are hoping for!

I will be thinking of you!! Big Kiss and a gentle hug to Kodee! :flwr: :flwr:

molly
15th May 2007, 02:02 AM
Hugs to both of you! Hope everything goes well and that tomorrow you will both be back to being well. How long will you need to wear the brace?

Shay
15th May 2007, 02:46 AM
Debbie.....I hope all goes well for both you and Kodee. We'll be thinking of you both tomorrow. Hugs coming your way :hug: .

vikki
15th May 2007, 02:46 AM
sending good thoughts and warm aloha

Kodee
15th May 2007, 03:09 AM
Hugs to both of you! Hope everything goes well and that tomorrow you will both be back to being well. How long will you need to wear the brace?
The braces are to stop progression. Unfortunately they will not correct - so all day, everyday.

natalieandmike
15th May 2007, 04:12 AM
My dear, you have a LOT on your plate! Hugs to both of you. :hug:
-Natalie:flwr:

Caraline
15th May 2007, 04:35 AM
Awww that doesn't sound like it is going to be a fun day. Hey, but maybe in a twisted warped sort of way, keeping your mind occupied on something other than Kodee will make the day pass quickly and then you'll both be home together commiserating. :hug:

Kodee
15th May 2007, 05:34 AM
Awww that doesn't sound like it is going to be a fun day. Hey, but maybe in a twisted warped sort of way, keeping your mind occupied on something other than Kodee will make the day pass quickly and then you'll both be home together commiserating. :hug:Speaking of which.. how much pain will she be in. No matter which door she goes out, she has to conquer 2 steep steps. Carrying her is out for me - will I be risking she pull her stitches by letting her go up and down?? Darn why did i not think of that before! The day after her surgery I will have help in the morning but late afternoon and on Thurs she is going to have to use the steps or well large supply of rug cleaner needs to be bought! :sl*p:

Shay
15th May 2007, 06:43 AM
My vet said that Lily should not do steps on jump on furniture for the first 48 hours. He said after that, it would be hard to stop her, which it was. I had 18 steps I carried her up and down for 2 1/2 days! Her Surgery was on Friday and by Monday she was o.k. going up and down the steps. As far as pain, for Lily at least, she petty much slept from the time I picked her up at 4:00 P.M. on Friday until 8:00 the next morning. He sent her home with 4 pain pills and I gave her one Friday night and Saturday night. She would just make little whimpering sounds on Friday, but in her sleep. By Saturday evening, it has hard to keep her still. I had to put her in her crate to keep her quiet. By Sunday, she was wanting to play like nothing happened, and didn't need anymore of her pain medication. They really bounce back pretty quickly.

Caraline
15th May 2007, 07:31 AM
If it is only 2 steps, could you rig up a little ramp for her.... kind of something about as long as a door, so the slope is not too steep & slippery? Maybe 2 steps isn't such an issue anyway. I don't think I can even think of any houses that don't have at least 1 or 2 steps out the front or back door.

Cleo's Person
15th May 2007, 10:59 AM
Debbie,

It sounds like you're going to have a horrible day today. But at least it will all be over in one fell swoop. As for the steps, if you can rig up a ramp type thing, it's only a few steps so she should be fine. 2 days after Cleo had her spay, I wnet upstairs to get some ironing, while she snoozed on a rug downstairs. Next thing I heard a scraping on the stairs, the little yoke had climbed very slowly up the stairs to see me :eek: . Well that was that didn't leave her side again for a good few days, which she hugely enjoyed! So no matter what you what you do, Kodee will do her own thing as soon as she feels she's able, regardless of the vets instructions!

Kodee
15th May 2007, 02:03 PM
Kodee will do her own thing as soon as she feels she's able, regardless of the vets instructions! That is why Kodee fits this family like a glove - 3 females (4 with Kodee) ALL who act that way. Sometimes I feel a little for my lone male husband.

My baby left at 7:15 :( I dont see why I cant have visiting priviledges this afternoon.... yup I am THAT silly!

Emma n Renco
15th May 2007, 02:10 PM
Harvey sends Kodee a big lick and snuggle, hope your Wednesday is better. Harvey is actually trying to lick my computer screen so definately sending his love...

Cleo's Person
15th May 2007, 02:16 PM
Debbie,

I know not having visiting privileges is very difficult, especially when they have to stay in for a few days. The only way I could reconcile myself to it was that she'd probably only get even more upset if I did get to visit.

At least Kodee will be home tonight though and you ladies can convalese together!

Kodee
15th May 2007, 04:12 PM
Question: She is having a hernia repair and spay but they called to say they may remove her incisors too... isnt that an awful lot to go through in one day? Kodee does not handle these things well! Anyone had all that done in one day?

They said she is to wear the cone for 2 wks - ya right, Kodee will be freaking within the hr with that on. Now my lab I took it off within the hr. OK she got at it when I wasnt looking and 2 stitches popped but she ended up ok. I did buy the baby suit thing - but wont she just chew at the itching through it?

Cleo's Person
15th May 2007, 05:43 PM
Debbie,

Firstly I know nothing about teeth so I can't comment on the incisors. When Cleo was spayed she had 2 hernias removed at the same time. 3 vets checked her out beforehand, and I was told they weren't in the usual place for umbilical hernias - I don't know if this was right or not, but one of the vets said that if Cleo wasn't a girl, she would have thought that the hernias were undescended testes.

I was so worried getting this all done at once, but Shane, the vet, assured me that the horrible part for Cleo would be the anesthetic and the discomfort afterwards and that really she would sleep most of the first few days anyway and that it was better to do the whole lot altogether so that she only had one bout of uncomfortable days rather than repeatedly haveing to do operations thus prolonging her pain etc.

As for the collar, he said that I could take it off Cleo, but that if I did she might go at her stitches and try to pull them out. Which she did, so I kept the collar on her. At first she was really funny with it as she tried to work out a new idea of spacial awareness and where she could or could not fit! For various reasons Cleo was in the collar for 4 weks and by the end it was like an extension of her and she was jumping around, galloping up and down the stairs etc with it on no bother to her at all! She did hate the collar by the way, but whenever I did try to take it off, she kept attacking the stitches, and so keeping it on was the only solution. Apparently though, some dogs do behave well with stitches and don't try to pull them out themselves. If Kodee is like this you'll be set and can possibly leave the collar off.

To return to my main point, big long rant later, I think you're right getting all her ops done at once. It will mean some very uncomfortable days for Kodee but at least they will be over soon, with no necessity to go back for round 2.

Hope you're feeling alright yourself after all the jobs you had done on yourself today :)

arasara
15th May 2007, 05:52 PM
aww Debbie,

Dr.G is an amazing doctor and i have no doubt she'll do an amazing job on your sweet little Kodee.

As for your tests you're in my thoughts today. I hope everything comes out OK and things go great for you guys. *HUGZ*

I still am looking forward to getting together with you guys but life happens and I've just been busy!

Take care of yourself and if you need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on I'm always here :lotsaluv:

Take care :dogwlk:

Kodee
15th May 2007, 05:55 PM
Debbie, If Kodee is like this you'll be set and can possibly leave the collar off.

To return to my main point, big long rant later, I think you're right getting all her ops done at once. It will mean some very uncomfortable days for Kodee but at least they will be over soon, with no necessity to go back for round 2.

Hope you're feeling alright yourself after all the jobs you had done on yourself today :)Oh thanks! I feel so much better reading your reply. The minute you made the point about having to go back and getting it all over in one day I realized I dont think I could take another day of her being put under!! I will just make sure I have some sort of pain meds if they allow me to get some from them. This puppy cries everytime a tooth falls out - the neighbours hear it everytime I swear! Never saw one tooth come out of my lab and now there is Kodee annoucing each one with great drama!

Kodee
15th May 2007, 06:00 PM
aww Debbie,

Dr.G is an amazing doctor and i have no doubt she'll do an amazing job on your sweet little Kodee.

As for your tests you're in my thoughts today. I hope everything comes out OK and things go great for you guys. *HUGZ*

I still am looking forward to getting together with you guys but life happens and I've just been busy!

Take care of yourself and if you need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on I'm always here :lotsaluv:

Take care :dogwlk:They called and said Kodee made out fine with hernia which was nothing much they said, spay and they did remove two teeth. Actually they said they wrapped her in a blanket and put her stuffed lamb in with her and then proceeded to tell how cute she looked. Yup the office staff rather dote on her everytime! I'm sure she will get more attention than required actually!

Hmm maybe Kodee will eat better?? She has been having trouble eating these last few wks - takes forever to eat a treat and opens and closes her mouth funny and wide :confused: Hope so she definately has lost a tad of weight!

I got the 9-12 mth onsie but boy it looks small?? I am not too sure about it but it was the largest I saw at that store. Since I cant pick her up till 7 tonight I might hit another store. But apparantly I am supposed to be in the car now.... see me deliberately stalling going for my (unmentionable) test :o Too bad my Dr's arent as great and compassionate as my vet!

Cleo's Person
15th May 2007, 06:02 PM
Oh goodness you absolutely need the pain meds. She'll probably sleep and be very disorientated and dozy tonight, but should be as right as rain and full of energy within a few days! One thing to watch though, if you don't mind me sticking my oar in again, Kodee might think she's alright tomorrow when she can't feel the pain due to the meds, and may try to jump around like a loon - Cleo did. That's when the fun starts!

She's very lucky to have you.

Kodee
15th May 2007, 06:06 PM
Oh goodness you absolutely need the pain meds. She'll probably sleep and be very disorientated and dozy tonight, but should be as right as rain and full of energy within a few days! One thing to watch though, if you don't mind me sticking my oar in again, Kodee might think she's alright tomorrow when she can't feel the pain due to the meds, and may try to jump around like a loon - Cleo did. That's when the fun starts!

She's very lucky to have you.Thanks! Kodee is pretty easy to contain because if I sit she wants to be by me - must be touching some part of me. She can be cuddling someone but if I walk in the room and sit down (to quote my daughter) "she runs to me like I'm a magnet". Dont these vets know its US that need the pain meds for anxiety in these situations! OH OH now I am late for that blasted test :dogwlk:

Cleo's Person
15th May 2007, 06:11 PM
Ah well then you're set. Now go to your test and get it over and done with! Good luck!

Kodee
16th May 2007, 02:12 AM
Well the spay, hernia and two pulled teeth are done. OH she is one lil sore puppy! They said "you have a sensitive puppy..." They gave her a shot at 7 when we picked her up and said it would knock her out most of the night. The nurse didnt have a cone on her, and said to see how she is without but did give me some cream (well charged me $15 for it) that tastes yucky to put around the two areas (not on it) that tastes bad. Tomorrow night I will use the onesie to ensure she leaves it alone. The stitches come out in 10 days (they wont use dissolving on a spay).

As for my test...:D no cancer, where they suspected - can we say relief. A few more tests though but this was the biggie.

Shay
16th May 2007, 02:20 AM
That's good news Debbie, for you and Kodee. I know you are releived! You my not even need the onsie. I had one for Lily, but never had to use it. She never once messed with her stitches :shock:.

Cleo's Person
16th May 2007, 01:30 PM
Debbie,

I'm so very glad to hear you are ok. :mexwav:

As for Mis Kodee, also delighted that she's home, and well given the circumstances. What a good idea of your vet to give you yucky cream so she might not need the collar. Keep me posted on how that goes. How is she doing today?

Now that your day of awfulness is over, I hope that you're enjoying today.

Tan x :flwr:

Scouty girl
16th May 2007, 02:00 PM
Debbie,

So glad to hear that your test brought you good news. I'm sure you're glad it's over.

Kodee will be boucing around in a day or two. Seems like puppies/dogs don't worry as much about having surgery as we do...LOL.

Barbara Nixon
16th May 2007, 03:15 PM
I'm glad to read that Kodee is fine and that you have one less worry.

I'm not convinced by the nasty tasting or smelling stuff to deter dogs. I had some spray to keep the boys off certain places and it actually attracted them. Monty has alarge wart on his neck and Joly will lick it. causing it to go red, so I used a nasty tasting wipe and, of course, he thought it tasted lovely. It really is vile. I accidently licked a finger, after handling a tissue.

Kodee
16th May 2007, 08:58 PM
I'm glad to read that Kodee is fine and that you have one less worry.

I'm not convinced by the nasty tasting or smelling stuff to deter dogs. I had some spray to keep the boys off certain places and it actually attracted them. Monty has alarge wart on his neck and Joly will lick it. causing it to go red, so I used a nasty tasting wipe and, of course, he thought it tasted lovely. It really is vile. I accidently licked a finger, after handling a tissue.Guess Kodee agrees with you - she licked it all - made a face doing it but none the less is driving me nuts! She is leaving the spay area alone, its the hernia stitches she keeps going at. I put the onsie on her but it grabs her front legs a bit - we had to keep the back undone, but it did stop her from getting at them. She was &^*% at us and sulked - next we knew she took it off. But she is sleeping alot today so I suppose tomorrow will be harder - I need to find one that fits better by then.

Last night was the first time she has ever whined when we put her in her crate. The nurse said to not bring her to our room - to keep her routine the same. Her reason for saying that, is because Kodee is a drama queen well trained by me. the first time she lost a tooth she was startled, I fussed over her, the next time she gave a little yelp, naturally i lent down and gave kisses and a hug and the third time, she let out a mother of a yelp ran down the hall, scratched my legs and literally jumped into my arms - little bit more yelps and produced the tooth in my hand while she held her cheek up for lovin. Yup trained her well i have :rolleyes: Hense the nurses point - dont fuss, keep your routine the same - your not doing her a favour. She did settle down after about 3 min but must have been licking through the night as her hernia repair was red - a cone may have to be used in the end, we'll see.