November 20th 2013 12:21 pm
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Well, Buddy has been doing really well. He still wears his Tinkle belt at night because his subconscious hasn't been trained yet to hold his bladder muscles and he dribbles a bit. I have noticed that over the past week, the amount has lessened. He asks to go out in the middle of the night every night and since we, I mean I have been trained to do so, it isn't a new change for me.
He is back to his playful pup state of mind which is good. He and Cooper start at 6am and don't stop until late at night. Sometimes when I go to the let them out at 9pm or so and then go and check on them to see if they are doing their business, they are wrestling each other in the mud. All paws then need to be cleaned before they hop into bed. Buddy has a set of steps that he now uses to get into and out of bed. He still cannot jump into bed like he used to so he uses the steps. I think his insides are still healing and having that implant must be a change as well. In time he'll be flying onto and off of the bed again.
He's such a good boy and listens very well. He's my sweetie pie.
November 11th 2013 11:37 am
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Yes, DP in our house is a sacred place where all the fun happens. Doggie Park. Dr Hirshenson removed the staples and the stitches today and said that hitherto incision was healing very well and he looked really good. the cone is also another thing that we got rid of today and I will tell you that I have one very happy boy!! he slept all the way home and was so thrilled to be able to play with his brother that they ran to the backyard, played for about five minutes, pooped and came in and fell asleep on the couch. I am sure that the meds still are having a slightly drowsy effect on him but we on,y have three days of meds left so, Buddy will be back to normal.
I was thinking of taking Cooper and Buddy to the park since Dr. Hirshenson said that it was ok, but that is difficult because Tooten and Rusty give me such sad eyes when they can't go too and you know that they will smell The DP on the boys when I get back but I cannot handle all four of them! So, I'll see how much energy they have in an hour or so, right now, I have Cooper laying on my lap and Buddy sleeping on the couch next to me. Rusty and Tooten are also sleeping,it's nice and quiet...for once.
Buddy still leaks a little when he has a full bladder and is laying down resting, he leaves a little puddle. When he is up and alert, he doesn't drip at all. I think it's just a matter of time for him to get used to feeling a full bladder and knowing he has to get outside. patience. We have gotten this far, what's a little longer? He's such a good boy and through all of this he has been so patient!! We love him so much! I'm gonna go rest and relax for a but before I have to go back to .... Gulp....work tomorrow. thanks again for all of your continued support, ya'll have been like family and all mean so much to us.
November 5th 2013 5:06 pm
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If Buddy didn't have the cone on, he would be the happiest dog ever, a few mo days my little Buddy. we have been letting him run free during the day and I have been letting him go outside a lot. The doggie doors unfortunately are not his friend right now since the cone is on, he can't use them but that doesn't stop him from trying. He is thinking he always has to go now so he is constantly asking to go out, such a good boy. he still isn't drinking much so I am still giving him water with a few drips of grape juice for incentive. For now, if that's what we have to do, then that is what we will do.
His appetite is great and his wounds are healing well. I cannot seem to contain a puppy very well though, he and his brother just continue to play. I have been able to stop them from playing outside together and inside, it's easier but I cannot stop them. I try to wear Cooper out by running but he is a tough one, while I run, it seems that he is just walking at a fast pace. I am trying my best but sometimes my best just isn't good enough. His wounds are not breaking open and that good but containing a 65 lb dog with strength like an ox, is not a piece of cake. Regardless, he is doing well...no longer restless at night, just peaceful. And....we are all back in bed, I welcome the stiff neck from being scrunched up at night, it's good to be home again....
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