Monday, February 4, 2013

Bailey Recovery Update

Sweet Bailey is 3.5 weeks post surgery.
We had our follow up with the doggie orthopedic surgeon last week and Bailey Boy checked out fine.
He said everything looks great so far and we can start backing him off the pain medicine. We go back in 6 weeks for x-rays and to make sure the bone has healed completely. At that time we can start slow leash walks. He said to continue to keep him "quiet," meaning 6 more weeks locked up in his pen. Out only to go potty on a short leash. Sigh....we are all hanging in there.

We have spent every night beside of our lil guy right here...
On what we have grown to call The Pallet.

On the upside, our master bedroom has never been so clean

His personality is starting to come out in full force.
He is full of energy in the A.M, making it difficult to keep him from playing too rough.
We have always called him "a morning boy" because he is so hyper when he wakes up.

His hair is growing back slowly and I think he is less embarrassed about it.

Uggie is ready to have her brother out of there so she can play with him.
Bailey has tried to chase her some along the pen, but we always have to make him stop :-(
It's pitiful, but we have to the bone heal fully.

Kev has been a trooper when it comes to taking him out in the frigid cold.
The 7 degree temperatures on Friday were miserable.

Overall, Bailey is doing great! He is putting weight on his back leg and starting to walk without a limp. We think he is feeling great, which makes it even harder for him to understand why he has to be all couped up. It's been a challenge to keep him as inactive as possible when he is starting to feel so much better.The TPLO surgery is definitely hard on the owner's. It has changed the doggies routine and ours too, but we are not complaining.  Kev and I have started getting out of the house together for longer periods of time. We have made bailey's pen larger, giving him more room to move around. Don't get me wrong, the first two weeks were miserable, but every day has been better. It's just been a change for the four us, but we have adapted and are almost at the 1/2 way mark.
I am hoping by the middle of spring we will be back to normal....and maybe sleeping in our king size bed again :-)

1 comment:

Jill said...

I'm glad he's coming along a little better! I know that has to be super challenging and hard on you, too. Hang in there! It will all be worth it :)

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