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Benny's Home: Feeling Overwhelmed
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10 February 2020 - 3:45 pm
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Hi Benny’s Mom, just picked him up from his surgery, amputation. Feeling overwhelmed! Stitches so big. He is totally out of it. But I know expected. Just hope he is going to be ok. 

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Hi Denise! I’m so sorry I missed you in the Tripawds Chat . I’m there for a little while, please stop by.

Yes, it’s scary seeing the incision. If it helps you feel better, put a cute t-shirt on him. 

How is he doing? Eating and drinking yet? If he’s not hungry, don’t worry, that’s totally normal. You do want to keep him hydrated though, so try to entice him into eating by spiking his water with something yummy like no-salt chicken broth or tuna water. 

He’s probably pretty tired. Try not to panic. I know it’s hard seeing our fur baby look so out of it, but this is only temporary. He will get his sparkle back soon, just wait. 

Keep us posted on how he’s doing. We are here for you!

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Yes, the first several days of recovery can be sxary.  But what can even be scarier is to bring them home that same day of surgery!  It sounds like this is same day??   

Regardless whether same day or he spent the first night at the clinic.  Hr is still shaking off.the anesthesia  while kn heacy paun meds, and while adjusting to three legs after MAJOR surgery!  Put yourself in his paws.  You would be out of it too and not feeling so great either!

Patience is soooo hard this early on.  So very  hard.  Yes, he will get better!!!   We can all attest to that!

Try not to draw attention  to the incision in front of him.  He just wants to see your smiling face telling him what a good boy he is.

The amount of shaved fur can can make the incision look quite scary.  As long as it’s  not oozing blood or heavy bruising, it’s probably  okay,  Obviously  if you have any concerns  let your Bet know.  Also, you can post a picture here to get some reassurance.

Right now Benny neede resr, rest, rest.  Short leashed potty breaks and then more resr.  Peeing and drinking  are important,  but pooping may take several days and eating  may be off for a few days.

What pain meds did he come home with?  Dose and frequency.  How much does Benny weigh?  If you have hardwood floors, you’ll want  non slip scatter rugs for traction

STAY CONNECTED!  Let us know how things are going and how we can help uou firther, okay!  YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  We are here with you to help you navigate thru recovery and into the joy of Benny being Benny again!!

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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!

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Thank you all for your support! You are all so wonderful! I am ok with incision. It was shocking at first ! Benny ate some food and drank water. He took his pain meds. He is getting around fairly well in a small area I have him. He even went outside to pea! He was always a good boy with that. He went down a couple steps  to go out but couldn’t go back up. So his Dad owner and me helped him up.  But he continues to whimper and I don’t know what to do about that? I don’t know if he is in pain? I just keep petting him and tell him he is a good boy. 

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How is Benny doing today? I hope you guys got some rest last night. That kind of reaction to pain medication isn’t uncommon, although I know it’s worrisome. If he is eating and drinking and eliminating, chances are good that his pain is under control and the whining is him feeling out of sorts from being doped up. Definitely let your vet know what’s going on and keep us posted.

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Hey we noticed that you accidentally chose the “report this post” option instead of hitting the “reply” button. Is this what you wanted to share? And YAY for him doing better!

What a difference a day makes! I was trying to figure out why he was whimpering.last night. He was going to the door to go out. What a good boy!

He went down a few steps but then could not go back up. My husband and I got him back up. He then kept on going to the door and he wanted to go out about every two hours. Up and down the steps on his own! Way to go Benny! He has eaten and drank water. He is moving around so we’ll! I have tears of joy for him. He is amazing!!! 

This was a dog that also after we got him 5 years ago at a shelter. My husband was playing ball with him. One too many throws and he broke his leg. His back leg has a rod and screws in leg. He is Superdog! His spunkiness will help him in his recovery! The only concern right now is he has redness at bottom of incision sight. He has zencollar around his neck and thus is working! He is amazing!!!

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OMG this is us.  I just brought Quick (greyhound, RWC Quick Fox, 7 yrs in April) home from his front left amputation (02/14, osteosarcoma)… we got home last night and i am exhausted and overwhelmed!  I know it will get better.  Just so hard to “hang in there” and see him so out of it and looking so… different?  It’s hard!

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OMG this is us.  I just brought Quick (greyhound, RWC Quick Fox, 7 yrs in April) home from his front left amputation (02/14, osteosarcoma)… we got home last night and i am exhausted and overwhelmed!  I know it will get better.  Just so hard to “hang in there” and see him so out of it and looking so… different?  It’s hard!

  

Hey there Quick and mom, welcome. So sorry you had to join our club but we are here to help, and YES it does get better. You can do this. Recovery doesn’t last forever. Learn to Be More Dog and follow his lead. Quick is handling this so much better than any human ever would. Watch and you’ll see.

Please consider starting a brand new topic in Treatment and Recovery so that we can help you better and follow along with your journey OK? 

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