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The shelter said he had a seroma , and the vet said I might see some seepage from that. Hopefully that’s all it is. It hasn’t bled any more since that little bit last night.

My coworker has a much better phone than I do, so she got some better pics of him.

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Just catching up and WOW!!!  WOW!!!  WOW!!!!  What a journey,  and it’s nobly been a matter of days!!!

He is sooooooo darn cute!!!!   This little pip sure did hit the puppy lottery woth you!  And yes, I believe  our dogs pick so we can, not only show them what love and joy feel like, but so they can show us the same💖😊

I’m  so glad his getting  his proper pain meds now.  This is MAJOR surgery!  Rest and pain meds are so crucial  for the first approximate  two weeks.  And on top of all that, this cutie pie is adjusting  to a new furever home (and that’s  the best part).Keep at eye on the seroma and take things slow and easy.  You’ve  got the link to seromas, so you know what they’re  all about.

,Lots of hugs!  Can’t  wait to follow his journey  and see more pictures!

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My coworker is just fawning over him, taking lots of pictures. I think she’s given him more attention today than I have. Good, because I gotta get some work done.

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Omd he is a cutie!!❤️❤️  I am glad you checked with the vet. Warm compresses will help the seroma to drain, better out than in. If you need to get some puppy pads or a towel to cover his bed or the rug, it will help you keep things clean easier until it’s done draining. Just keep an eye on the color and the smell. If it starts to get a foul smell you should contact your vet. They may suggest additional antibiotics. 

Love that picture!!

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If we could jump through  the screen, we would all be fawning all over that cutie pie too!!!😁

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Good news. My vet left me a voice mail, told me I could increase his Gabapentin dose, and she’s prescribing a sedative. I would like to keep him resting until those stitches come out, but he’s full of puppy energy and the sedating effect of the Gabapentin doesn’t seem to last very long with him. I will ask her more about the seroma . She said it was no big deal – should I be draining it?

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A friend is giving me some pet stairs so I don’t have to pick him up every time he wants on the bed. At least I don’t have to worry about him wanting off the bed, because he never wants off.

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Omd so cute!  LOL @ never wanting off bed 🤣🤣

No need to drain seroma , warm damp facecloth compresses will encourage it to drain and probably feel good too.

All in all it sounds like he’s doing wonderful. You are doing a pawsome job 👏👏👏

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Sounds good!

It’s hard to keep those puppies quiet, and I bet he feels so much better without the painful leg, even with the effects of the surgery.  We do see sometimes here that pups feel so much better that there is almost no slowing them down… and it’s usually the young ones!

Elly was 7 months old when she lost her leg but I didn’t get her until she was 10 months old.  Foster mom did have trouble keeping her quiet and I think resorted to an ex-pen.

The stairs are a great idea! We have several in our house for the beds, couch and other furniture the dogs are allowed on.  Both are small, in addition to Elly our quad-Pug Obie is 12.5 years old and has had both knees repaired.  They both are good at using the steps to get up, but Obie still tends to jump down, and Elly will occasionally still jump down when she is excited.  It’s not as bad on a rear amp to jump down, but I really try to limit the strain on her body.

Can’t wait for suture removal day!

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He’s healing up good.  The swelling is going down and his belly is almost entirely pink instead of red and purple. He’s settling down more, and the increased Gabapentin seems to be keeping him calmer. I don’t know if I want to sedate him any more, although it might help with his separation anxiety.

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That looks fantastic! You are doing a great job, he really looks wonderful. Hopefully every time he sees that you come home at the end of the day, the separation anxiety passes and he finds security in your new routine smiley

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That’s a good looking, healing incision there! Just got caught up with all your photos, looks like things are going well. YAY!

Glad that the Gabapentin is working. Remember, don’t stop it suddenly, you want to withdraw gradually over time. As for the sedation, sounds like he could probably still use a bit of that as he heals, it’s still early in recovery.

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Smooching  that soft puppy belly!!!  SMOOOOOOCH!💋💋💋

Yes, the incision  looks so much better.  You’re doing a great job!

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That looks fantastic! You are doing a great job, he really looks wonderful. Hopefully every time he sees that you come home at the end of the day, the separation anxiety passes and he finds security in your new routine smiley

  

Thanks!  I’m working on some desensitization training, where I just step outside the door for a moment and come back in. Hopefully I get him to tolerate increasingly longer periods of time without me, and stop him thinking that I’ll be gone for hours every time I leave. And if he stops barking at everybody, I can take him to work with me more often. 

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The incision looks great!

Yes, hit that Sep Anx hard now!  Elly has severe Sep Anx which we didn’t really discover until I tried leaving her in my truck for a class.  She had to wait for her turn, and the first class it was 30 minutes or so she had to wait.  What a disaster! It took me about a year and a half of working with her so that she can now wait in the truck for up to 45 minutes and recover when I come back. 

At home we consider her Sep Anx mild to moderate.  She is not destructive but when I am gone she spends 85-90% of her time looking out the window waiting for me, even with my dad and quad Pug Obie at home. She would be inappropriately excited when I got home and it would take 15 to 20 minutes for her to calm down and that includes just going out to empty the trash. 

I have a great reference on working on Sep Anx, I can find the title if you are interested.  It is written for Trainers but I was able to use it and adapt the principles for my truck situation.

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I have a great reference on working on Sep Anx, I can find the title if you are interested.  It is written for Trainers but I was able to use it and adapt the principles for my truck situation.  

Yes, please!  I’m down for any resources to help with his separation anxiety.  I’m hoping it will get better as he heals up and settles in – it’s only been five days – but I still want to give him all the help I can.

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