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Canine Disk Surgery Recovery Journal – Day 6

on December 12, 2015

We’re seeing yet more attentiveness and alertness from Daisy today, and she complained once because we were lying on the sofa without her – in this case, that’s a good thing! She hasn’t cared about that until now, and it’s normal for her to want to be on the sofa with us. As soon as we sat up, she was fine again. 🙂

DD thought she might get a pee out of Daisy today – she took her to her favorite bush and this time, Daisy actually did sniff it; up until now, she’d just stand there staring straight ahead (she reminded me of a cow in a pasture!). She slightly lowered her back end as if to pee, then quickly changed her mind. Hey, it’s a start; but meanwhile, it’s back down to the vet tonight for another expressing.

Daisy did walk a little further and seemed interested in the outdoors for the first time. 🙂

She’s off the Tramadol, but I’m sure it’ll take a couple days for it to completely leave her system, so we’ll see if it had any bearing on her not wanting to pee. We’re having unseasonably warm weather here – nearly 70 today and even warmer temps predicted for tomorrow – so that makes it easier to keep her outside for an extra few steps.

Daisy post op Day 6

Looking even more like her old self!

Evening update: We took Daisy to be expressed tonight, and she put on quite a show for the folks in the waiting room. The vet tech hadn’t even touched her and she started screeching as if someone were sticking her with pins. I made a general explanation about how she does this “pre-emptive screeching”, and they seemed to understand.

Meanwhile, we’re getting to know some “regulars” at the hospital – one couple whose dog needs bandages changed every day are always there when we go, so we’ve gotten to know them. Tonight the husband said, “See you tomorrow!” and unfortunately he’s probably right!

Daisy’s appetite is soaring into full gear now. Tonight she started whining around 11 PM and it turned out she was ravenous! So the smaller rations we’ve been giving her aren’t enough, which is good. She’s quickly working her way back up to normal portions.

There seems to be no additional pain without the Tramadol, so that’s also good. The Prednisone is also done, so now Daisy is only on the antibiotic for the UTI.

We’re really happy with this progress; fingers crossed for the some pee-mail (as our dear friend Easy the silvermistygrey weimeraner calls it!) tomorrow!

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12 responses to “Canine Disk Surgery Recovery Journal – Day 6

  1. KDKH says:

    Things are really looking up. GO DAISY!

  2. All our paws and fingers are crossed to see the yellow river, like in that song of Christie. But seriously, this is sure a challenge for peeps&pets. We tried the wildest things to get a result on that front and I hope so much for good news …

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thank you Easy, maybe all the helpful things you tried to get that yellow river to flow is what made Daisy seem like she wanted to go yesterday! We’re crossing everything too…but we wish Daisy would uncross her legs!! 😉

  3. Cupcake says:

    You’re making so many strides toward recovery, D. One more big one – send out that peemail!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  4. Mary says:

    Things are going nicely!

  5. Daisy, you need to do your pees! Do it!

  6. Without the Tramadol, it might be a bit painful for Daisy to squat.

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