Day 4

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Well, what an exhausting time! Alexander is doing exceedingly well. He tires quickly, but he is always wanting to GO! It is so hard to keep him quiet.

The meds are making him pant a lot which sometimes makes me nervous, but I know it is just the reaction they give. His incision is looking really good, cool and dry, no seeping. Trying to keep him from licking it is a nightmare. He hates the t-shirt and the cone. Oh well, he’s gotta wear it!

His other legs are a little banged up, I think from stumbling the first day or two. He has some scrapes and scabs, but I think they are pretty minor.

He truly is amazing me. He is hopping right up on his mattress, and our bed. We have to keep an eye on him with the bed, we don’t want him hurting himself getting down, even though it is a low platform style bed….He goes in and out by himself, we finally got a bowel movement last night, HOORAY!!!

I do get a bit sad for him sometimes, I just hate to see him struggle, but every day he gets stronger. I can’t wait for the day when he can go to the beach and play again!

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4 thoughts on “Day 4”

  1. really great to hear alexander is doing so well. isn’t it interesting how we can celebrate that long awaited poop…. he will continue to amaze you as he recovers and charts his new path on three legs!

    charon & gayle

  2. Alexander rocks!

    Funny how excited we get over their bowel movements. Honestly, our dogs must think we are simply nuts. 🙂

    He’ll just keep getting stronger and stronger.

  3. Today is day one at home for my dog Chloe. She, much like your dog just wants to “GO”. I don’t think she realizes how much energy it takes for her to walk around and explore with a freshly amputated leg and residual medication in her system. We already got stranded on our neighbors lawn because she was too tired to walk back… Still waiting for her to pee since she downed 4 cups of water when we got home.

  4. This is such great news! Sorry you have to wear the “cone of shame” Xander, it’s for your own good! Whoooo hooooo… a POOP too! My mom did a happy dance when I had my first one too.

    Licks and Leans,

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