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25 April 2007
This is pretty common, a little bit of what seems like a setback a few days after surgery. Your observations are spot on: recovery is hard! And yes, many dogs show these signs. Call your vet if you are concerned of course, but rest assured we see this all the time.
And it’s only temporary so keep telling yourself that. If she is eating, drinking and eliminating that is a great sign she is on the right track.
My guess is the Easter Bunny and her visitors will definitely lift her spirits! Hoppy Easter to you as well!
22 February 2013
Yep, ditto Jerry. All the hospital meds are completely out of her system and these seems to be a bit of a “crash” several days after the homecoming. One of the many reasons we call the recovery a roller coaster ride, full of ups and downs. Stay consistent with her pain meds. Some they need to be adjusted up (or down) during rhe first week or so. Just run that ,by the Bet if you think she’s showing signs of pain (or being overly drugged). But yeah, this is pretty normal to see a vit pf a crash right about now.
Agree with Jerry, I bet a visit from the Easter Bunny and friends this week end will perk her up.
Enjoy your week end and eat lots of chocolate bunnies! Yum!
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!