Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Patient

We made it to Calgary and back this week. It was a tough road for Madeline. She was a hurting unit on Monday night. We stayed at my dads house, and after her knee surgery there was some scar competition! Dad had a hip job done a few years back, I think he won, his was bigger!

Now we are one big nursing station. Madeline is not allowed to do any walking for the first two weeks, except for potty breaks. You can imagine how thrilled she is with that. I wish I could get her to understand that, because I think in her mind she is a three legged dog and she is just trying to adapt and get on with life this way. She doesn't understand there is healing time involved. So she spends a lot of time in Dorians pen (thank you Auntie Carrie and Uncle Darren!!! So handy!!) and the rest of the time in our bed room. She is going rather stir crazy. Today we are back in training classes, we are going to take her, if only for a change of scenery. She is going to get really good at eye contact and no mugging, as that is about all we can do with her!
She lasted one and half days with out licking her wound! We were sure she couldn't reach it! But sure enough, on the second day I came home from lunch and the leg was all wet and the wound was all red....out came the cone! Why do dogs insist on licking wounds? If I had 10 staples in my leg, the last think I would want to do is look at it, let alone put it in my mouth! Gross!
It's looking good already, I'm sure the stubbles will be making her nutty shortly.
Dorian is rather confused. He can't figure out why he is free to roam and she is always locked up now! He doesn't seem to know what to do with himself! Madeline is being very good though, I thought she would be extra snappy with him, because she is in pain, but she is being quite calm. We do our best to keep the bouncing baby boy away from her though, he is still quite a spaz!

I took this picture this morning. His favorite thing is to go up that stairs and then play silly buggers at the top....bark at us to come and get him, and then run away when we do. He still can't get down the stairs and he is getting quite heavy, over 30 pounds now. This game is getting a little tiresome...

Progress on the house has slowed a little, I got one coat done on one wall in the kitchen. For those of you who have seen the "present" on the wall. It has come down and FINALLY been painted over! I'm doing the vanilla icecream on the kitchen walls and not to sure about it. We'll have to see how it looks once we start staining the cupboards.

I started a pair of socks for Tom using leftover yarn, but I think they may just be house socks...the gauge turned out huge!!!

I better sign off and get boiling some liver...class starts in a couple of hours! Yum!

1 comment:

Ang said...

I thought mom was talking her Madelaine as in Madelaine and Saf when she told me about the surgery. I didn't know why she was telling me about Madelaine's physio therapist named Jenn as if it was someone I knew.... heh heh.