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12 1/2 year old German Shorthair Pointer

Riley's blog

Day 2

April 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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We picked up Riley yesterday.  She hopped out to greet us, and her tail was wagging.  She needs help, but the harness has been very useful.  We can steady her and help her up as needed.  It was surprising how much more alert she was than after surgery in February.  She was looking around expectantly on the ride home, so we fed her some kibble, and she ate it all.  There have been no problems with getting her to relieve herself – she goes when she has to.  We just steady her with the harness during the process.

All in all, this is going better than we had hoped.  The surgeon said that Riley received an injected pain blocker of some sort during the surgery, and that it lasts for three days.  When that wears off, it may be a different story.  For now, though, we are grateful that she has this respite from pain.  Currently, Riley is receiving some sort of medication every four hours.  This should help her stay ahead of any pain.  Setting multiple alarms is a small price to pay for that.

It is wonderful to have her back home.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • otisandtess

    Sounds like everything is going really well! Many dogs do face a crash in day 3 – 5 as hospital pain meds wear off. For now, keep her from overdoing it. Keep watching her for pain signs and call your vet if you see anything concerning. Many of us worked to adjust pain meds during that time.

    • jogswithdogs

      Thank you. Will be especially vigilant during that time frame. She has bruising on her belly, but is alert and interested in her surroundings. Appetite is excellent.

  • jerry

    And it’s wonderful knowing she’s back home, that’s GREAT! If you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to reach out OK? We’re always here for ya.

  • Brenda

    Hang it there. Sending good thoughts your way.

  • benny55

    WELCOME HOME RILEY!! Recovery has started! It’s no picnic for about two weeks, but it’s all worth it when you see how happy Rikey is being pain free!! 🙂

    Stay connected and let us know how things are going, okay? We’re here to help!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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