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Dog Days Of Surgery, Part 5
by Charly Kayleposted Jul 11 2014 7:30PM
Coneless Sasha? Yes, she kicked her collar off after 7 days of faithful wear. While she was supposed to wear it for 8 weeks, I am allowing her to keep it off since she never licked her leg. Not even once. (I watch her like a hawk.)
One of the requirements of her recovery (for 8 weeks) is a small blacked-out and soundproofed area. Since the recuperation room is my bedroom, I had to figure out a blackout contraption.... (below)
Yes it's makeshift, but it does the trick, is easy to disassemble, doesn't do any permanant damage, and was FREE! The cat on the box investigating is Shana, the Queen of this castle. She's already tried to rearrange a few boxes.
Next up for Sasha is SWIM THERAPY! (Shown here before surgery, enjoying a friend's pool.) She can't wait to get into the warm water at The Rex Center in Pacifica, CA and test out the brand new ultra-cool underwater treadmill from Dr. Ilana Strubel's vet service "A Well Adjusted Pet". Anyone want to try it out with her? She'd love for you join her at their Grand Unveiling on Fri, July 18th 7-9pm. You can RSVP here and find all the details.
Sasha thanks everyone who has sent her prayers, positive thoughts & healing energy. And she REALLY appreciated the get well gifts, like the cases of canned sardines in oil. Liquid gold to a German Shepherd!
For previous blogs detailing the (mostly true*) story of Sasha's diagnosis of elbow dysplasia, and subsequent orthroscopic surgery, consult Dog Days of Surgery, Parts 4, 3, 2 & 1 all found here in reverse order.
(*Disclaimer: some liberties were taken with actual canine thoughts & actions.)