We were anxious that she hadn’t had a wee since we took her in for surgery (unless she’d had an accident and they didn’t say, though we don’t think so), so we wrapped her up nice and warm and walked round the Avenue around 7.30 last night.
She didn’t do anything, but had a light spring in her step, though we could tell she was tired. We decided to have an early night, and within minutes of curling up with her own baby alongside me, she was fast asleep.
Photo: July 2018, but you get the idea.
I’m a light sleeper anyway, and we’d put a backed picnic blanket on the bed just in case, but she hardly stirred until just after 2am.
She seemed to be coughing, so I put on the light and sat up.
She was bright-eyed though and rolled over, but I got up anyway just in case she wanted to go out. When I got back into bed, she was soon fast asleep again.
I was awoken by a gentle paw on my arm at 5.20, so got dressed and took her out into the back garden where she did the biggest wee ever.
Back in bed, she curled up again with Baby and slept until about 8 am.
She’s had her first antibiotic in her breakfast……. scrambled egg as normal plus a little bit of boiled chicken. That was soon wolfed down, but we won’t be overloading her tummy.
The right side of her face is completely normal in shape now and we noticed she was no longer favouring the left to eat. We are really pleased and she seems more content too.
This could be down to that loose tooth as well of course now that it’s fallen out.
We’ll have a quiet day today, taking her for short walks if she wants them. Her meals are sussed, though she won’t be having many biscuits in case any sharp edges aggravate her stitches, and nothing chewy to give the wound a chance to settle.
I find it amazing how quickly dogs heal.
Because of our concern for her last night, I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer for our meal today. Who cares. I shall do McCheese for Hubby and I’ll have tomato pasta as Maggie tucks in to yet more boiled chicken (and a crushed antibiotic).
Photo: April 2018