If you read my latest blog post or follow us across social media, you’ll know Ted had to undergo surgery recently to remove yet another suspicious lump lurking underneath his skin, like a shark in the shallows! There’s nothing worse when your dog is sick, is there? Well we’ve just received the results and I wanted to give you a little update on what’s been happening…
PRE & POST-SURGERY
On the morning of the surgery, I was lucky to stay with Ted while he had his pre-med so I could keep him company as he started to feel the effects of the injection. Bless him, he was so spaced out, but it was a lovely moment of calm we could share together, prior to what I knew would be hours of worrying until he came home! I needn’t have worried or acted like a cat on a hot tin roof for the entirety of the day though, as the surgery came and went and the lump was removed successfully.
The effects of anaesthetic and surgery can vary between dogs and with Ted being so small, last time he really felt it! The thought of him being in discomfort was my next big worry, but he handled it like a champ! A little drunken, wobbly, delicate champ!! Needless to say I got about 3 hours sleep that night as I was constantly checking him throughout (despite him having prime position on my bed – of course!!) Ted was then on ‘bed rest’ for the next 10 days, although a few gentle strolls were allowed thankfully and of course lots of extra love.
WHEN YOUR DOG IS SICK, SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS IS AMAZING!
Speaking of love, during Ted’s convalescing time, I was so thankful to receive so many messages of support from the dog community. Checking on Ted’s progress and checking on how I was feeling, it was an amazing show of support and an indication of just how special the dog community can be, especially during times of need. So Ted & I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you who reached out to us and for your kind words and love.
SOME GOOD NEWS!!
And now time for some good news…Ted had his stitches out on Saturday, his wound has healed really well AND…the lump is not the big ‘C’!!!! WOOHOO!!!!! To say we’re relieved is an understatement. If anything, it acts as a reminder to hold your dog that little bit closer (poor Ted has barely had the opportunity to leave my side, not that he’s been complaining!) While the lump was nothing to worry about this time, it’s always really important to be aware of any changes in your dog and if you find something out of the norm, always consult your vet. For now, it’s time for us to get back to some normality, start enjoying some fun walks and put worry to one side!
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