Friday, March 19, 2010
After 2 beautiful days today is more difficult, Richie took Spike to the orthopaedic vets for his first of two knee operatio ns.
It was very quick Richie took him there at 9am and came home around 10 by and by 13.00 we had a call that the op was done.
Richie went to get Spike right away and rang me to say prepare yourself for an onslaught of noise.
When he got to the vet he could hear wee Spike howling from the road outside the practice..
Spike was given methadone, the crying and howling is his reaction to the drugs.
He has sounded like moose a few times, but mostly I think he sounds like a little creature who is crying in pain.
Little sweetheart glad it’s done now hope it is starting to heal quickly.
Spike is squeaking, no longer as loud, nor is he doing the full roar of a buffalo, that he did when Richie had just brought him home.
Poor little thing, great that methadone works well bur shame the side effects are so extreme,
Poor wee Spike.
Hate to think of the effects on humans, we do realise mostly what is going on and what we have taken and how it would affect us.
But a small dog in pain after a big knee operation is a sad sight and sound.
If he is like this tonight I will need another pill so I can cope with the sound of little Spike crying.
Now he has to spend 6 weeks in the cage recuparting.