Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Angel is doing well

Had the ten day follow-up visit for Angel's knee surgery (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy). Okay, so it was actually twelve days with Sunday and the holiday.

 Anyway, she is healing well and quite perky.  Now both back legs have been repaired.  Vet confirmed that the problem doesn't occur on front legs.  Whew!

I always take Bogie with us to the vet.  The only time I've left him at home alone has been a brief absence when he barked, or rather bayed, the entire time I was gone.  So in kindness to my neighbors, I take him with Angel and me.

Usually, his presence makes Angel calmer anyway.  But today she whined most of the time we were in the waiting room and part of the time when we were waiting in the examination room.  Not sure what was different.  Maybe she is getting paranoid about being left overnight.

Bogie is getting better and better behaved with each visit.  But for some reason today, he insisted on barking at a fat little wiener dog there for a cancer follow-up.  Angel insisted on greeting nose to nose with a sweet hound dog that was exiting.

The hardest part remaining in her recovery is to keep her calm and less active for another 4 or 5 weeks.

We have to go back in 6 weeks for another follow-up and x-rays to make sure the surgery went well.  Then we are done.

Hopefully for a long while.

Angel and her shaved leg.  There are strips missing on the two fronts paws but they don't show up.

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