Wednesday, March 17, 2010

maddie gets a tummy tuck

maddie

ha. ha. not really. but she did have surgery & get stapled up.

It just wasnt on her tummy.

maddie

it was a week ago so her hair has grown back a lot but you can still see the staples. We take her to get them removed this week. Its strange to see such huge staples in your dog. Thankfully they are in a place she cant reach too well so she doesn't have to wear a cone or anything.

maddie

It was sad having to take her in for surgery. But she's been a champ during the whole thing. She still whines and paces all over the house - but those are normal activities for Maddie & have absolutely nothing to do with the surgery.

maddie

Oh and the reason she had surgery in the first place is because she had a cyst growing on her back over the last year. Nothing to worry about - it was just filled with fluid. Freeland drained it for her all the time. But eventually it ruptured. And we were having to clean it and cover it everyday. (and by "we" I mean Freeland)

maddie

The vet said the ruptured cyst was going to take a long time to heal (if it even would heal) and then eventually it would do the same thing again so the only solution was to remove the entire thing.

So we did. (because we prefer a 150 pound dog not bleed all over our house)

And now she is back to her happy self. Definitely soaking up all the attention she is getting & trying to milk it as much as she can. But that's okay. She was the original 'child' of this family to begin with anyway. I'm just glad we could get it done before the baby gets here so she could get the attention she needed.