February 24th 2012 9:54 am
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It has been 3 weeks since my surgery. I am feeling 100%. Of course I have some old age issues, like it takes a while when I get up in the morning to get moving, but other than my bald patch, you would never know what I had gone through by looking at me. We sent a thank you note to our vet clinic and they answered us back. This is what Mom wrote to them followed by their response:
For everyone who worked on my dog Lobo, this is him today ...
(We sent photos of the incision area all healed and my Feb. 20th photo.)
I think we can finally put away the cone. He is doing well and the stitching and stapling of that giant incision was a work of art.
The person who pulled out the last of his staples encouraged me to keep him on the cone for just a few more days. That did the trick for that last 1/2" of irritated area.
Thank you so much for such immediate and professional care during such a traumatic time back on Feb. 2nd.
Also, I have to mention that I almost fainted at the vet bill. $1400. Later that same day, my sister was talking about having a small dent fixed on her vehicle. The estimate was $900. That put it all in perspective for me. What your entire staff came together to do for Lobo was an amazing collaboration of skill, experience, equipment and, most of all, loving care.
Bodywork on a car: $900. Bodywork on my dog: priceless.
Audrey & Lobo
thanks so much for the update Audrey and also for the very kind words. Glad to see and hear he is doing well!
Chris is the young (and Mom says very cute) vet that worked on me that day.
So now, when Mom goes to work, I am able to be free in the yard and can get warm in my dog house (which I can fit in now that I don't have to wear the cone) and am not as bored as when I was house bound. And, bonus, I can go pee or poop whenever the mood strikes me. I'm still sleeping in the house at night. I don't have to but Mom lets me decide that. So far, I'm choosing to crawl into Tasha's kennel that is in our basement to sleep at night. I still miss her. It is way too small for me, but that is where I have spent the last few nights.
Awesome update, Lobo! Glad you healed up so well and are feeling so much better. My peeps always say there is nothing too good for me, and they always get me the best care. Your momma sounds just like my peeps. Hugs!
Thank you Abby. Mom will do the best she can for us all. I'm not a youngster, but I'm still having fun! And I still feel important.
Good to hear you doing so well and so nice of your mom to write the vet a letter! Yes, my momma says we are all priceless!
Woof Woof, Molly
Soooooo good to hear !!
And.. if you need the comfort of Tasha's kennel.. thats ok too Sweetie
it's furry nice to hears.
oooooooh!!! U's is a DDP today!!! CONGRATZ!!!
Thank you Tommy for mentioning my DDP!
And thank you everyone for the nice comments on my diary.
We have been having cold night but our days are very nice. Almost above freezing. Time for a little walk for us now. Might be windy, so we won't go too far.
Congrats on being a DDP, today, Lobo!
So glad to know you are doing so well!
Congratulations Lobo and your momma's letter to the vet was just great. Sometimes we forget to thank them when they do really good work. We are so very happy that you had a wonderful result and are back to enjoying your life. We love you Lobo!
Thank you Sophie Claire! and everyone for your kindness to me today and always.