I can’t believe it has been over a week since Meg had her surgery!! We’ve had quite a few ups and downs the last few days, but it seems like finally we are on the up again!
End of Day 5
After I posted my last update things took a turn. Meg still wasn’t eating, threw up a few times, had very runny poop and was panting very heavily. A reaction to the rimadyl, the same that she had after her biopsy. Thankfully she calmed down and slept through the night.
After a panicked call to the vet, he said Meg would have to go off the rimadyl, we should start giving her anti-acids and if she didn’t start eating she would need to spend the next day at the vets on an IV drip :O Not to mention if the pain was bad from no rimadyl, she would need another fentanyl patch.
Meg seemingly heard all this news, and an hour after her antacid, ate some chicken, and seemed like her lively self. Sore and tired, but herself.
In the afternoon she threw up again. Here we go again I thought, but it seemingly wasn’t the case. She continued on into the evening resting, chilling, eating dinner and being overall ok.
At about 1:30am I heard her salivating a lot. Oh god, here comes the vom! This went on for an hour, with me constantly waking up to check if she was ok, if she was ready to throw up. Finally, she did a small vomit (in her bed of course). Clean up done, and we all attempted to go back to sleep. Just as I was asleep, I heard her get up and start coughing and spluttering. Another spew, bigger this time, on our lovely fluffy grey rug. Typical dogs – can’t make a mess on easy to clean things.
A pee, a tramadol and some candles later (far out vomit stinks!) we all went back to sleep (well, everyone else did, I tossed and turned for another two hours).
Despite the horrible night, I could see Meg was feeling back to her pre surgery self on day 7. Anti-acids down, and she sat in the sun waiting to get on with the day. She went out for a lil walk around the apartment block yard, and she even went down the two sets of stairs by herself for the first time!
She ate dog food for breakfast for the first time since the surgery as well. Accomplishments everywhere.
Meggymoo even decided it was time to get back into eating her beloved rawhide chew sticks and greenies dental sticks. She had her sparkle back. And as usual, was keen to get some sun baking in.
That afternoon we even took her to the (again, mostly empty) dog park to enjoy some sun before the weather turned. Dotti ran around while Meg tried to hop and follow, but reluctantly decided to sit and stay in the sun.
She spent the afternoon snoozing. No vomits. No runny poops. Just our standard Meggymoo. She even got some KFC scraps for dinner!