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7 August 2018
18 October 2009
Welcome, your future posts won’t have to wait for approval.
Tell us more about your pup, what’s his name? Why the amp? Front or back leg? Any other health issues? What meds is he on?
I’m on my mobile right now so I just wanted to get your post approved so others can help- I’ll check back later when I’m on my computer.
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls
22 February 2013
Yes, do give us more information when you get a chance.
To give you some reassurance though, it is not unusual for dogs to not feel like eating or drinking for the first several days or longer after surgery.
Glad you got him on some fluids. Good job.
What pain meds is he on? Frequency?
And dogs often need several days to get mobile too, especially if they are a bit "older". While a lot of pain meds help with the pain, it can also make them a bit woozy and not quite stable on their legs yet.
For now, just rest, good pain meds, potty breaks and more rest. Sometimes the "potty breaks" can happen in their bed a5 first, so don't be alarmed. It's the drugs.
Remember, this is MAJOR SURGERY and he needs time to recover. It usually takes avput two weeks before you start to see some sparkle come back.
Hang in there and update us when you can!
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!
25 April 2007
Lane, I'm sorry I missed you in the Tripawds Chat a little while ago (I'm in there now and am hoping you see this), and I'm super bummed that Alcatraz had to go back. What did the vet say? Please let us know what's going on. I know he's getting great care at your clinic so try not to panic. This isn't too unusual, and you acted quickly so that's a good thing.
Sending you and Alcatraz lots of healing power, keep us posted.
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