2 days of crate rest down, only 54 more to go! (I’m counting Tuesday as a day of crate rest since that was her surgery day). Riley had a good night last night. She had to keep repositioning herself to get more comfortable, but I can’t really blame her! I put a cold compress on her incision last night and she didn’t really seem to mind that too much. I am also supposed to massage her leg, so have been doing that as well. I also got to stick myself halfway into her crate and snuggle with her for about 10 minutes and get kisses from her! Thank goodness they didn’t mess with her sweetness level while she was under the knife!
Scar pictures to follow, so if you don’t like seeing staples in skin, skip on down to the bottom!
Still a happy girl even in crate confinement!
Starting after she gets her staples removed (November 1st), I’m supposed to do range of motion “physical therapy” at home with her as much as she’ll tolerate. I don’t see that being a problem for her, maybe for me because I won’t want to hurt her! I’ll probably end up being too gentle, but I’ll have them show me what I’m supposed to do at the vet when she gets the staples removed.
Her knee is a little swollen, but the main thing that I can tell is swollen is actually her ankle. No worries, that’s normal! Anyway, I am sleeping on an air mattress downstairs in the family room by her crate at night in case she needs to go out in the night (plus she’d get lonely otherwise…and so would I!). She had to go out once in the night to do her business and needed to go tank up on water another time (she gets a lot of access to water, I think she just got hot in the night…plus, we have a bowl that clips onto the crate door but I’m still looking around for it at the moment…sigh.).