Thursday, September 1, 2011

3rd Update on Whisper...

Thanks again to everyone who left comments, kind words, gave me some advice on what do for Whisper & said a prayer.
The Bland Diet the Vet put her on worked. She started eating right away!
The pain pills and antibiotic are working. She would not get up on her own. We carried her everywhere!
After taking a few doses of medicine and getting some food in her belly, she decided to be brave and get up on her own and walk. Now she follows me everywhere and don't leave my side.
I was sitting next to her on the couch today and just like that she  jumped off  and almost gave me a heart attack. I thought for sure she ripped her stitches open.
This is her 3 days after surgery...

And this is her today....She decided she didn't want to come back in the house. She wanted to lay in the sun and relax...She didn't want to lay in the grass, she wanted to lay in the driveway.
She has a bandage on her incision and then an ace wrap around it. She still has some drainage......
So that was the good news...saving the bad news for last. After 3 days on the Bland diet Whisper has not had a bowel movement, which concerns me. It's been since saturday and today is thursday.
So I called the Vet again today and he said there was a couple things I could try....giving her canned pumpkin, or chicken noodle soup, or a little vegetable oil. He said this would loosen things up.
If this doesn't work by Saturday, she needs to go back in for an enema!
I have never had this happen to an animal in my life...so I don't know, it sounds crazy to me, but he is a very popular Vet. This isn't just a Vet Clinic, this is an animal Hospital. He sees all animals, dogs cats, horses pigs, cows, you name it. He's been in business for many, many years. People come from all over. He is very reasonabley priced compared to other vets around my area.
So I guess it doesn't hurt to try...thinking she would have results by tonight. No Luck yet!
So I am asking all you pet owners out there, do you have any advice, ideas, anything that I could try???
I would hate for her to have an enema!  Any help would be appreciated!

Looks like she's giving me a dirty look here! Probably thinking, get that camera out of my face! Lol!

5 comments:

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Glad she's doing better. I have heard that canned pumpkin helps. Don't have any other advice...I know you're already giving her lots of your love.

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Ooh, I hope she goes soon, probably with all the medicine and change in food she is all messed up inside. Our pets are just like our children, we worry about them. Take care and hope you all have a great holiday weekend.

Gail said...

I'm so glad she's feeling better. I can so relate to how you must be feeling too. It just breaks your heart when they're hurting. She is such a cutie!

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend,
Gail

BumbleBeeLane said...

My vet said Milk of mag go by the childs dose.I've heard the pumpkin works too but never tried it.When Boo had the corn cob incident the MOM worked took 2 tries but it got things moving.Hope she feels better soon.I sooo know what you're going through.~Amy

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Oh, Whisper~ I am just hoping she feels some relief~
Our old Bucky used to get constipated from time to time~ Mineral oil~ I think it was a tablespoon but he was a big dog~ this idea came from our Vet~
Praying for her~
Teresa