Update on Ruby post surgery
Hello everyone! First of all, thank you so much for your thoughts and encouragement during all of this! I really appreciate it! I got Ruby at around 5:00 this afternoon, and her doctor said the surgery went very well and that he expected a really good outcome. He said that once she was sedated, he could move her kneecap almost all the way around her leg....so, on that note, I am VERY glad we decided to go ahead and do this now instead of waiting on her to get even worse. Her other knee as of right now is very tight, so let's pray that it stays that way. She of course looks pretty pitiful and is still groggy from everything (of course, I've already given her pain medicine, so that has added to her sedated state). She got up and hobbled around about 15 minutes after getting home and proceeded to pee a HUGE puddle on my rug. Gotta let her slide on that one, but just this once! Other than that, she's been doing pretty well. She's on 2 pain medicines....one of which is an anti-inflammatory and the other a doggie narcotic. She's also on antibiotics, which we'll start tomorrow. We'll see how everything goes tonight because I've been warned that the first 48 hours are the worst. I'll probably end up sleeping on the couch tonight and put her on her big pillow bed since I'm not wanting her to bump her leg getting in and out of her crate, and I also don't want her sleeping with us and one of us potentially hurting her. Thanks again for all of the recovery ideas and encouragement!!
Jessica, mom to Ruby, 1 yr. old blenheim