Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -- Carl Sandburg There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut
May 16, 2012
Really? As if naked legs are not embarrassing enough, I have to wear this thing?
Got my dog back home today. The vet clinic was really thorough. Fully written instructions and they even gave me a DVD of the arthroscopy. I have a little movie of my dog's elbow on the inside. It's going to be a long 8 weeks. A couple weeks of drugs, icing, then warm compresses, no running, no jumping, nothing but very sedate short leash walking, and an Elizabethan collar. Then we get the stitches out and start rehab physical therapy every week for 6 weeks. She thinks the collar is a punishment. She isn't supposed to go up and down stairs. I thought about moving into the van but there is a bit of a height for her to put to much pressure on those elbows going in and out. So I made a bed downstairs and moved her bed down too. It will get harder when she feels better. That's when keeping a good dog down will be really hard.