Thursday, February 9, 2012

The patient is doing very well

Tucker is doing very well and thank you to all of you for your kind comments yesterday.



Tucker is having to wear the dreaded "cone" to keep him from chewing and licking his surgery site as well as the bandage from where his rear dew claw was removed.  When I first put on the cone he really acted like he was going to freak out but he calmed down with a quizzical expression (must have been the drugs still in his system) and accepted it.  They had gauze around the base to tighten it around his neck but my daughter suggested a collar instead and that has worked wonderfully!  When I need to take him out I just hook the leash to the collar and out the door we can go cone and all.


He keeps banging into the walls, doors, cabinets and our legs and Stewie is less than interested in getting too close to that cone.  Tucker all day has wanted to be perky but we are encouraging calmness.  He is being a very good patient and I am very proud of how he is resting. He has gone through one 5 inch pressed bone this morning when I let him have a break from the cone.  About a couple of weeks ago it could take days before a bone would be gone when he had the puppy teeth!  He would get tired on knawing on them but now his grown up teeth are strong and so white! 


It was such a pretty day today that I have kept the sliding glass door on the kitchen deck wide open so he could go in and out without the doggie door.  He and Stewie had some quality sunbathing time out there together.

We rigged up his puppy pen into a small square and put his bed inside since there was not going to be a comfortable night's sleep in his crate wearing the cone.  I only heard him around 4 a.m. where he was clunking the cone around the pen till he settled down.  Hope tonight he sleeps just as well and maybe better ...for all of us.  Saturday we go for a recheck and maybe have the bandage removed from the hind foot.

12 comments:

tubby3pug said...

You will feel all better soon

georgia little pea said...

Sorry I haven't been blogging much this week either and missed The Big Cut. I hope Tucker feels better soon! Hugs x

Debbie said...

So glad to hear all went well!

Nola said...

So glad it went well!
Dachshund Nola

Two French Bulldogs said...

poor baby...feel better
Benny & Lily

yuki and rocket said...

Poor Thing! Take care and try to relax as much as you can! Don't be like Rocket and start jumping around. :)

Sara said...

Oh Tucker, so sorry about the cone!

HOpe the healing time goes fast. So hard to keep a puppy calm.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Aw Tucker, you are looking cute with the cone of shame. Take it easy little buddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Priscilla said...

Glad to hear that everything went well!

You still look good even with the cone on, Tucker! Please take a good rest and you'll be running and jumping in no time.

tubby3pug said...

We tagged you in a 9 ? post

Bassetmomma said...

oh, there's nothing worse than the cone of shame! He just looks like he's thinking "this sucks!"

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Tucker, I hope you feel better soon! Me and Benji have been on our best behavior since your post about getting the snip snip -- neither of us have had to wear the cone of shame yet. Mommy is keeping an eye out for dirty dancing -- if she finds out we do dirty dancing -- then one or both of us will be getting the cone of shame!