Boogie Update

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
So Boogie had his toe surgery yesterday. The vet essentially "cored" the lesion out of his pad, then sutured the edges of the wound to keep it closed. Thankfully, they were able to perform the procedure with a local only, no sedation. He has a terrible time shaking off sedatives, plus they're hard on his kidneys.

He's limping pretty heavily, as the toe is weight bearing and I expect it's sore as hell. He's currently taking antibiotics and pain killers, which are making him sleepy.

As you can see, I have him down in the basement with me, comfortably ensconced with his blankie, his pillow and his food and water. I don't think he needs to be running up and down the stairs all day.

The biopsy results will probably take a week or so due to the holiday, so we won't know the status on the lesion until next week. The stitches will have to stay in for about three weeks simply due to the location, so it's bed rest for Boogie for a while. Of course, he's not impressed with this turn of events, but I'm playing the "Doggie Mom knows best" card, and forcing him to stay quiet.

Thanks to everyone who sent their well-wishes on Facebook and Twitter. I know I'm ridiculously soft when it comes to my Boogie Dog, and I appreciate the support.

2 comments:

Eric said...

Please give him a bellyrub and a "Good dog!" from me, 'kay?

Vagabond said...

Biscuits! Lots and lots of biscuits! Oh yeah, and scratches in that spot he can't quite reach! As a dog care professional, that is my recommendation!