Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spike Better Today.











Finnish Art.

As soon as I got woken by a huge leg spasm, I heard Spike wake and gently moan because the painkiller was wearing off.

Was amazed that we all slept so well, had been worried that Spike would keep us awake howling with the pain.

Yesterday afternoon and last night was difficult hearing Spike howling in pain and not being able to do anything to make it better for the little dog

Not too long before bed Richie got him out of the cage and Spike was very determined to independently get on to Richie’s lap, he managed to half walk half crawl his way there.

Once he could snuggle up and get cuddled he was much happier and even a trifle relaxed
for the first time since he got home.

The effects of the methadone were pretty extreme and the injection to wake him up out of the deep methadone slumber was a hell of a shock to Spike’s system.

Difficult to watch your animals going through this, felt bad in the days before the operation as I knew what was coming and he did not.

Felt somehow bad which is silly of course as we do want to get the operation done so Spike can run and play without any problems.

Richie is saying he would prefer the second operation not to happen until October so Spike can have the summer to play and get strong before the second operation.

This should be better for him rather than one after the other with an 8 week gap, with the new plan he will be out of the cage and able to play freely this summer.

Think this is a better plan than the first one where he had the second operation 8 weeks after the first.

This plan feels better and gives Spike chance to enjoy the summer.


8 comments:

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad, Hopefully every day Spike will feel less and less pain and more healing very quickly

HUGS

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Glad to hear Spike is better today.It is traumatic when they don't understand.Hope he gets better.Love, Mary

Rain said...

I'm so glad he seems to be doing better! Poor thing...never heard of giving methadone to an animal for surgery though...they use general anesthesia here. The only thing I know about methadone is that it's used to treat heroine addicts?

Anne said...

I agree -- give him the summer to enjoy and time to heal.

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.
Spike is brighter today.

Hi Mary,
Lovely to see your comment, it was especially difficult to see him in such discomfort and shock after the op.

Hi Rain,
Thanks for your visit and comment, the post op period was difficult for the wee dog and boy didn't he let us know.

Hi Anne,
Thanks for your visit and comment, glad you agree with us that its better to have the second op in October.

Thanks you dear friends for coming by and being so concerned about Spike.
Have a good day tomorrow.
Love,
Herrad

Peace Be With You said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could just talk to our dogs in a language we mutually understood? I think, actually, my dog understands me better than I do him. I hope the recovery period is swift.
Judy

Herrad said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks for coming by, think you are right our dogs understand us well.
Spike has already walked back home from the dog toilet.
Have a good day.
Love,
Herrad

ρομπερτ said...

Very much light for you all, to make bright and happy this beginning of spring, along with many getting well wishes of course.