Bionic Franken-dog!!

Riley doesn’t even need to dress up today for Halloween!  With all those staples in her leg, she can officially be “Bionic Franken-dog” for Halloween.  Hehe!  Is that bad?  Yes, that’s bad…

Riley’s “official” Halloween portrait from her pictures with Miss Amy back in June!
Franken-dog gets her staples out tomorrow!  Hooray!  We’ve almost made it 2 weeks!  Tomorrow will be two weeks after surgery.  Wow.  That time actually did seem to go by pretty fast, thank heavens!
I called Franken-dog’s surgeon’s office today to ask a few questions.  First was how long she should be taking Tramadol and how long she should be having heat on her leg.  We’re good to stop both.  Yay!  Then the next question was about how to do her physical therapy exercises and I just have to flex and extend her leg for 10 minutes at a time 2-3 times a day to prevent muscle atrophy.  Luckily, she had big muscles to start with!
Can I just say how nice the people are at Dr. Dassler’s office?  The receptionist answered my 2 calls today and was able to get answers to all of my questions and was just very pleasant in general.
Anywho…Riley has her 8 week follow-up appointment scheduled for December 14th at 9:00 AM.  She’ll get X-rays taken again (cha-ching!  $$$) and may have to be sedated for them (even more $$$).  I’m going to see if I can get a digital copy of the X-rays to post on here!  I want to see “Bionica’s” leg!  🙂

Halloween with the Boxers

Last night I went over to my sister’s house with the rest of my family and we had a little Halloween get together.  Riley and Chloe stayed home and kept an eye on the home front.  They made sure our house was not egged or toilet papered!!  And successful they were!

Here are some pictures from the Halloween get together:

Highway inherited Riley’s too big costume…and loved every minute of it.  He’s a bit metrosexual…!

Daisy was in a too small Ohio State football jersey.
Here’s me and Baddy playing Pictureka.  Someone asked how Baddy got her name.  Her real name’s Amanda and about 9 years ago I went to a summer camp where the cool thing to do was to talk like you had a head cold.  So “Amanda” became “Abada”  and “Baddy” soon followed as a nickname.
Bloody candles.

Daisy and Highway playing.  Or “Daisers” and “Highways” (as I like to call them) playing.  Daisy’s jersey was too tight so I jumped at the chance to take it off of her!

Nasty Nail

Okay, so I was all excited about the bandage lasting so long and then it ended up being ME that took it off early!  It had gotten wet and was really dirty, so I took it off last night seeing as it was raining today.  The nail still gives me the willies, but it doesn’t seem to be hurting her.  We haven’t had any bleeding, so that’s good.  I’m just warning you that I put a picture of the nail at the bottom of this post.

Since we have a therapy visit on the 29th, I picked up Riley a Halloween T-shirt from Target for $4.99.  It was cheap enough, and I figured what the heck, it might make some people smile.  I tried it on her tonight:

It gives me free access to her collar, so that’s good.
And now, the nail!
It looks like it’s trying to give birth or something…!