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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Quinn, Post-Op

The operation went well. She said he had a really bad tear. It would not have healed, but scarred over and arthritis would set in. He'd never use that leg and the other rear leg, taking all the weight, would eventually give out too.

Here he is, a shaved left front leg where the IV went in. A shaved patch on his left shoulder where a pain patch has been STAPLED to him. Ouch. They said that med is stronger than morphine. His whole left hind quarter and leg is shaved, and she said she stapled the incision shut. I am so glad he hadn't been recently "groomed" ... all that shaving would have ruined his "do."

As long as he doesn't bite at anything, I can keep the "neck cone" off him.



He hasn't bitten a thing, not even food. He is so stoned, he has barely moved. I am thinking of going in for a ruptured cruciate ligament surgery, just for the drugs!


I had to go to work today, the boss is on vacation, so I can't take a day off.

So here is Quinn, at work, stoned and wondering "what did you do to me?"


I brought his meds, food, and water ... but he just turns his head to it all. Maybe he's afraid if he takes anything, it will kill his buzz.

17 comments:

Dixie said...

Poor poochie poo!! Hope he feels up to his old self again soon!

If he won't take his pain meds, I will!

Mary Alice said...

Ahhh..sweet Quinn sleeping it all off. Probably won't remember a thing.

Jessie said...

Aww, poor Quinn. But hey, if he's still stoned, those are darn good meds. He'll probably be a bit better after a couple days. They just wanted to keep him in happyland until the pain subsides.

Jami said...

Poor puppy! But also lucky puppy: leg fixed, really good drugs, spend the day with Mommy, lots of loving and sympathy. What more could you want? (Besides no pain, that is.)

Gnightgirl said...

Aww, poor lil thing. He's one lucky pup. Will you be my mom?

Robin said...

Poor little guy :(.

Joan said...

He's lucky he's got you.

Biddy said...

awwww i want to take him home with me so we can snuggle up in bed and sleep off those drugs to the sound of the rain...

that's so funny you took him to work with you though...i so would have done the same thing!

One Wacky Mom said...

Hi there!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really appreciate your comment. I see your son is grown up! A nice picture of him. And I can't believe you use the word crapola too!

Looks like your doggy is recovering...I hope he heals and everything works out well! So nice to meet you in cyberspace here! AGain thanks so much for stopping b y today.

Goader said...

That is one plowed pooch! It is when he begins to come down that you better watch the Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos.

Be wary of the visitor who wants to pet his adorable little shoulders for hours on end.

I am happy all went well.

Hey, don't you live in Iceland or some place like that? Why do you need a refrigerator anyway?(;-o)

sgk213 said...

I'm so glad that is over with for poor Quinn. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

Michael said...

Poor little guy...hope he gets well soon!

Sunshine said...

Awwwww, poor little dude! You are such a good mommy to take good care of him!

captain corky said...

I'm glad the operation went well and I wish I were stoned.

Beth said...

awwww...how pitiful is Quinn? I just want to scoop him up and love on him....he looks so tiny and fragile....just wait till the meds wear off, huh? ;)

get better soon Quinn!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Poor Quinn. Hope he feels better soon. I spoil my dog with his favorite canned food or dog food rolls. It cheers him up when he is blue..

moodswingingmommy said...

Oh, poor little pumpkin! That brings back memories of my little guy having the same thing done. Hope he's feeling better now!