***UPDATE 7/5: Fireworks didn’t stop til 2am ish. Sheba and Buster both tried to get under my twin bed. Sheba ended up ON my bed and stayed there for hours. We’re still trying to sleep it off. ***
Happy 4th of July to the Tripawds Community! And a very special thank you to the men, women, and pups in the Armed Forces who set their own lives aside so we can live ours!
Its surprisingly quiet right now, but I doubt it will last. I love my local first responders, I really do, and I know the job SUCKS sometimes (which is why I don’t do it anymore)! But if you, as a department, say you’re going to enforce the fireworks ban, at least ACT like you’re freaking trying! Patrol, be more visible, SOMETHING!
Sheba and I spent most of the day sleeping. Her fentanyl patch is wearing off so I started supplement with Tramadol (as directed by my vet, of course!). We’re not yet back up to full pre-op dose, but I expect we will be tomorrow. New patch goes on Wednesday if we still feel we need it. We have a visit with the surgeon anyway. There’s a reddened area on Sheba’s underbelly on the side facing the good leg. It looks like either REALLY bad razor burn (they shaved over a spot that have been shaved for ultrasound a few days before) or some blood pooling from surgery. Since she has VERY sensitive skin I’m apt to believe its just razor burn and since there’s no sign of infection the tech said we could wait til Wednesday.
Excitement of the day: we’re eating normal again! Sheba is now eating normal amounts of food and she’s not spitting her kibbles out any more! She seems to have gotten the hang peeing, though we do have to support her a bit using the harness so she can keep her balance. Poop by the end of the week, maybe?