He finally peed...won't expect poo for a long time...he isn't as snarky today. Last night he was crying big time and we had already taken him out several times so didn't want to push his leg any more. We weren't sure if it was cuz he was in pain, or so uncomfortable from having to pee. He was drinking TONS of water. So, we gave him codiene(that's what they gave us) and he kept whining...we decided to let him try to pee again. He did...A LOT!!!! He is so used to going far when he has to pee...we have a lot of property for him to run, so peeing by the house was a bit out of the ordinary for him...but he's gonna have to get used to it!!!
So, we made him a nice space outdoors today. He seems to really like it. And, there is a wild turkey outside that he keeps barking at. He doesn't get excited and get up, but just barks. I'm glad he can do his job a little! I'm sure he is going to be a bit different when this is all done...
One of the sadest things is he and our daughter don't get to tromp around. But, she drew him a picture and tied a pretty bow on his pen today. And we have these itty bitty biscuits that are joint vitamins for him that she can give him regularly. He looks a bit sad. But, hopefully with some lovin' and time he'll get used to this and not get depressed. We are upbeat when we talk to him, so he can feel that. and we do get to be around all day for him. I know Pyrs don't much like to be caged up or alone, so we will do our best. I know there are alternative medicines that dogs and humans can have to help with depression. If he starts getting bumbed out, I'll look into that!
We got rymidil at first, and still have some. But, the vet said it was an anti-inflammatory so it wouldn't haelp much with the post-op pain. So, codiene is what they gave us. And she said that we should only give it to him as needed so he doesn't feel so good he wants to get up and cruise around. So, we give him 2 of those and 2 Acepromazine to knock him out before bed. Night time is the hardest because that is his time to patrol and bark...But, we are gettin' through it!
We'll all be glad when he is able to go for walks with us!!! ~Holly