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5 January 2009
Thank you everyone for your encouragement, thoughts and prayers before Wrig's surgery!
First, the best news of all, nothing on the CT scan before surgery, yeah, yeah, yeah! Surgery went great on Tuesday and we got to bring him home Thursday! It seemed to soon, but he was doing great and the Dr. thought he would do even better at home. We were surprised he was so alert when we went to visit, hopping around and fast, we realized he was moving so fast because he thought he was gettin' out of that place! (they let us take him on potty breaks which is near the parking lot) He had his first chemo, we're trying a combo therapy, hope it works!
Wrigley has had a decent appetite. Will eat chicken but not his dog food. I had to hand feed him today and he is refusing to drink any water today. He slept well last night, not a peep out of him. Today is not a good day, no tail wags at all. Seems to be restless and uncomfortable, I knew I had to brace myself for these bad days, it's so hard to see him “not being himself”. Max's story is encouraging! It's hard to see on day 3 that in a few short weeks he will be feeling much better. We are both surprised we have not been a blubbering mess, but we just take one day at a time. Any suggestions to get him to eat and drink? He doesn't even seem to want to go outside to potty, we take him out 2- 3x's a day. We know getting him to get his leg stronger is important, can't do all the work for him, but how much is too much?
This was the definately the right decision!! Keeping our eye on the light at the end of the tunnel!!