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Warning: Slightly Gory Pics

April 5th, 2007 at 07:55 pm

For those who have been asking, here are a couple of pictures of Princess' leg, now 4 days after the operation. The brusing just looks terrible as it's all red like blood clotting just under the skin. Since her skin is so transparent, you can truly see where they held her or pulled back the skin to get to the bones. Frown

On the up side, the seepage is almost non-existant (great compared to how it all was for my other dog 12 years ago). She only has 9 stitches for a cut that's about 7 inches long. Some swelling, but not near as bad as it was the second day. Still, it looks a bit like a large turkey leg. Smile It all appears to be healing nicely. Princess is doing very minimal licking, so I don't have to put the E-collar on her.

As you can see from the last couple of pictures, Change is sure happy to have her sister home, even holding on to her paw to make sure she doesn't get away again. Smile

I, myself, am just about exhausted. I would make a TERRIBLE nurse, having to cater to one patient and one pain in the patooty is MORE than enough for me. In addition, the dogs wake me up every hour and a half to two hours to either go outside or rearrange their sleeping locations. Since Princess needs to be helped to stand up so she can get going, guess who has to get out of the bed to do the rump lifting portion? *smile* I'm sure once Princess is feeling better, there will be less of the need to move around to find "just the right" position or location.

I did manage to get most of my taxes done today. Looks like I'll get a bit back to help me save for Princess' second operation. Also, I went online to look up the operation and found a site that had many postings from people like me who have had the operation done on their dogs. Seems there's a BIG difference in cost depending on where you live. Surprise, huh?

One gal posted that she lived "near" Portland (OR or ME, she didn't say), but the cost for her dog was only $1200. There was no additional contact info on her. Frown Someone else had asked in a post where she had it done, but she never responded back. Could call all the vets around both those areas, but seems like a lot of work. The difference in cost is $2,300 though. If it's Portland, OR, I would fly or drive up there to get that done, as the savings are WELL worth it.

Thank you for your warm wishes to Princess. I'm sure that's one of the reasons she's doing so well. Smile

7 Responses to “Warning: Slightly Gory Pics”

  1. JanH Says:

    So glad Princess is healing nicely! And isn't Change so sweet!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    The picture of the "hand" holding is priceless! :-) What good friends they are! Hope the healing keeps on nicely!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    Thank you for taking such good care of your precious dogs!!

  4. Lux Living Frugalis Says:

    Those paw holding pictures are adorable!!!!!

    AWWWWHHHH inspiring!!

    Hope Priness is up moving around on her own soon!

  5. Cheetahwoman7 Says:

    Actually, trying to keep Princess from moving around is the hard part, Lux. The vet says she needs to be confined to a crate for 8 WEEKS, whenever she's not outside on a leash to "do her business". I just can't do that to her. She's pretty good about staying calm, waiting for me to put the towel around her waist to support her getting up or down the stairs, but when the "puppy" gets going, running around the house because she thinks there's an intruder near by.....fo'git aboutit.

    Overall, she's doing well. She'll be going to my sister's house starting Tuesday morning, when I have to go back to work. That way, I know the "puppy" won't jump on her, play fight, nip the back of her leg that's healing. I'll be able to pick Princess up each night so she's able to sleep at home...which is where she really wants to be. Smile

  6. fairy74 Says:

    Pictures 3 and 4 are about the cutest thing I have ever seen! Smile so glad your baby is doing so well...

  7. kaitlin Says:

    i hope she is okay!!!

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