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A day at a time.

January 13th, 2021

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So I’m here again more questions still have butterflies in my stomach. Hoping that my dear Patches will be ok. I know you guys say they live in the moment and that they really don’t hold grudges or think like that but he is still so grumpy.

I am thinking he is still in a lot of pain I reached out to the vet and he said I can give him a mid day dose of gabapentin (yeah I’m not a good speller) which allows him to sleep. Dear Groucho is so funny that’s why he has that name here is a picture trying to cuddle with Patches this morning. Also has anybody have bruises on other limbs after the surgery. Dear Patch has what looks like a bruise on his rear right leg. He had his front left amputated. He had a couple of times laying down it seem like a hard landing. I padded it with gauze and wrapped hoping it helps, Asked the vet he said probably. Just seeing if anybody has experienced this as well.

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4 Responses to “A day at a time.”

  1. jerry on January 14, 2021 8:29 pm

    How is Patches doing today? That bruise is something your vet should look at. Doesn’t look serious to me but I’m not a vet so definitely check in with them OK? And keep us posted.

  2. patches2372 on January 15, 2021 7:57 pm

    Still resting. Thank you for asking. I use the sling and make a hopping motion plus lifting his back legs to demonstrate how to hop. Sometimes he does it but it far and few between. Still no poop, I hate to harp on it but I know once he does that we are turning the corner in recovery. I had emailed the picture to the vet of the bruise. The thing with Cushings it just takes so damn long to heal. So once he has a bruise its going to be there a while I am just going to monitor it everyday. Plus in contact with the vet. You guys are so kind and Thank you so very much this has been challenging time.
    On a separate note I was scrolling/trolling on Instagram and this woman with her Rhodesian ridge back had this sad story of getting the same diagnosis that Jerry had shared your Instagram page and asked her to come here. Hoping she reaches out to you. The dogs name is Narchie sounds like archie. Keep a look out.

  3. benny55 on January 15, 2021 3:51 am

    Can’t really tell from the photo avout the bruise, but just keep your Vet in the loop.
    Groucho is doing a good job of watching over Patches.😎
    Hard to be patient, but this is a major surgery, plus trying to adapt to three.all while in pain meds! A hooman would be grumpy as heck!! Good job of advocating for a different pain dose schedule. Tweaing the pain meds should help.
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  4. Codie Rae on January 16, 2021 12:42 am

    Could that be where they had the IV for Patches surgery? Maybe the Cushing’s (which I know nothing about!)caused a little hemorrhaging under the skin when they took the IV out? Get well soon Patches!


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