(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Quiet Schmiet

Following on from Saturday’s post… we’ve just come back from the v-e-t where Elsie has had between 40ml – 50ml fluid drained off her wound site.  This is with keeping her relatively quiet.  The v-e-t has recommended sedatives.  😦

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16 Responses to (Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Quiet Schmiet

  1. Rose says:

    Is this normal H? or did she get an infection??? Gosh have I missed something?? Poor little mite!

    • Flo says:

      No Rose, she doesn’t have an infection but if they’re too active then they can end up with fluid on their wound. It happened to Flo as well. Now, I’d like to know how other people do it, because I don’t think I could’ve kept her more quiet without putting her in a crate, which is not practical all day. At the moment she’s confined to an area of the deck which is probably about 4m x 2.5m. She has water a few toys and some chews to keep her busy. She tries to jump up on Flo and I when I get home from work but I’ve stopped her and she’s a little more active for a while as she gets used to having her pack around her again, but she’s really not been running or leaping around. I wonder what she’s been getting up to while I’ve been at work during the day.

      • Rose says:

        Phew, thank goodnesss for that. So it’s all normal then. Lordie the poor lass can’t get up to too much in that confined space! Haha somersaults perhaps?
        Soon, soon it’ll all be behind you! and the pack will be back to normal……what’s ‘normal’?!
        Have a good night up there and may the Curlews not wake you at ridiculous o’clock…..hahahahahaha.

  2. Fluffy Tufts says:

    Hope Elsie feels better soon

  3. 2browndawgs says:

    Well I “liked” your post, but I don’t really really “like” the whole fluid thing. 🙂 I hope Elsie will be better soon. When Thunder had bloat surgery and a huge incision with staples, we crated him (with a cone on too). But we were able to come home at lunch and let him out. Of course to start he was on pain killers and not feeling well, so he was pretty quiet.

    • Flo says:

      I think she would go crazy in a crate… she slept in one when she was little, but she was never as relaxed with the whole crate thing as Flo and she doesn’t take well to confinement, so even getting her to stay up on the deck without destroying it has been a bonus. 😦 One thing she hasn’t done is try to take the stitches out, so she is cone free for the moment, but I have one ready if we need it. I have considered coming home at lunch but in all honesty, I think that would just cause her more excitement. she’s just a high energy pup. Sigh. She’ll be fine, if necessary we’ll go back and have some more fluid taken off.

  4. Elsie we hope you are better real soon! Have wonderful Wednesday!

  5. Not good news! Get better soon Elsie:)

  6. Jodi says:

    I kept Delilah on benadryl when she was spayed. It did help to keep her quiet. Sometimes medication is the best option. Here’s hoping she feels better soon!

  7. Sending lots of get well wishes to Elsie.

  8. Use the sedatives. They worked on Rufus and he was a dog that needed a phenomenonal amount of exercise when he was younger. He was housebound and not allowed to even climb a few steps to poop for 3 months after his surgery! The sedatives work. I don’t suppose you can bring her in to work in a crate?

  9. Elise,
    Wishing you a speedy recovery. I know taking pills is not fun
    Maggie

  10. Declan Greyhound says:

    Perhaps a little smoke of something………?! 😉

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