|Pink is not my favorite color.|
|I don't care if you gave me peanut butter, I still want to kill you.|
So now we've had her home for about two and a half hours or so. The vet told us we were in for an uncomfortable evening and he definitely had that right. She keeps trying to shift around to get comfortable but it just ain't happening with that giant pink leg, so she's whining a bit. She conked out for a while but she keeps waking back up a lot. And when we first got her in the kennel, she drank a TON of water so at some point this evening we're going to have to figure out how to get her outside to relieve herself. Oh, this just keeps getting more fun. It took some doing, but I got her to eat enough bread and peanut butter that she got her antibiotics down...she wouldn't take the bread from Lee, he was too chintzy with the peanut butter...Mom's got it handled! I slathered that bread with the good stuff for her. You can see the rest of it still in her dish, I'm just happy I got her to take the medication.
Vader has been acting a little weird too, he's left food in his bowl the last two nights. Even the lady who runs the kennel commented on how much Vay lurves his food, so this is really atypical for him. Maybe he's worried about Sadie too? I don't know. He has been enjoying going on walks though...Sadie is *really* going to hate it when we leave her in the house tomorrow to go walk without her.
We figure that maybe Sadie's problem the first time around was that she can't get traction on the wood floors downstairs, and her skidding around might have been what made the implant fail. So to counteract that, I went out today and got five area rugs to kind of help in the spots where she has the most trouble. This big green one (it's even really close in color to our couches, dang I'm good) is in the entryway at the foot of the stairs and I think it's going to be called the landing pad from here on out. Sadie tends to barrel down the stairs like a furry black cannonball and then slide all over the entryway...we've seen her bodyslam into the door when she couldn't brake fast enough. The other rugs are in the living room in the most skid-ariffic zones, including two in front of her kennel, so here's hoping that helps once she's recovered enough to be walking around the house.
So we are back at square one for surgery recovery. Here's hoping that we have better luck transporting her tomorrow.