Monday, March 15, 2010

My Leggy!

Hi Everyone!
Well as Mommy already told you, I had to have surgery last week. NOT FUN! I thought about asking for new parents, but when Mommy and Daddy came to pick me up from the horrid vet place, they were both super nice to me, so I was a good poochy and forgave them. Still, I thought my leggy hurt before I went in for surgery, but whooee! I could barely think, my leg hurt so bad afterwards. But it's been several days now and I feel much better. I can even put a little weight on my leg now when I walk! I wasn't able to do that before the surgery! Mommy and Daddy started doing what they call physical therapy on me today, and I'm a little sore from it, but it's cool to see my leg working better by the time they're done with my therapy. I'm not sure what to think of my funny E-collar though. I don't really mind wearing it. It's soft and I can sleep and move around without it being in the way, but I can't scratch my head or lick my tooshie anymore!

I think I look good in blue though, don't you think?

The worst thing about having to have surgery, is this is where I live now.

In a crate. All. Day. Long. It's not too bad. Mommy bought me a nice soft fleecy crate pad and all new kong and nylabone toys. I also got this cool new water dish which attaches to the side of the crate so I don't spill. I'm a bit of a klutz. Hee hee.

Want to see what my leggy looks like? They had to shave all the fur off my leg, but luckily my skin is dark, so it doesn't affect my girly image too much.

My leggy was still a bit sore from the physical therapy earlier, so I wasn't really letting Mommy get a good photo of my stitches. But you can see the big long bumpy thing which is the incision and some of the red bruising that has appeared in the last couple of days. Yesterday the bruising was near my knee but that spot has gotten much better.Well, there's not much going on with me right now. I wake up, take some pain meds, get a heat pad put on my leggy, then I do physical therapy! After a nap or some bone chewing, I get more meds, more heat, more physical therapy and then another nap! One more time before bed, and it's sleepy time! I do get taken out on leash to go potty occasionally, but otherwise, it's just me in my crate. Hope everyone else in Dog Bloggy World is doing well.




Dexter said...

I think you are doing great! It is important to let mom and dad do the physical therapy on you. That crate looks comfy even though it means you can't run and play. Soon, my little black friend, soon.


Amber-Mae said...

Hey guys! I am so sorry for neglecting you guys for more than 1 year. But no worries, I am now back & will visit you all as often as I can.

Zeva, I'm sorry to hear about your poo leg. I'm glad to know the surgery went smoothly. Please rest until your leg heals.

Love licks & Hugs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Katie said...

Hey that's some collar you're wearing! When my brother Tucker had his tumor removed our mommy made a soft collar for him. Yours looks much less restrictive than his. Zeva you are very fortunate to have humans that care enough to do that physical therapy. Stick with them and you'll be up and running in no time!


Unknown said...

Hope you are recuperating nicely. Btw, the blue collar is quite classy and frames your face well. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about your ouchie, but I've got to say, I love that top pic. You look kind of like the MGM lion -- the cone provides a sort of marquee frame around you. Very cool.
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