Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rylie TPLO Update

The Surgery went well. My vet allows me to be with my dogs when they wake up. After an hour sitting with her I took her home. Spending the night is not an option for me or my dogs.
I have been lucky with my vets, as they allow me to make important decisions without making me feel bad in any way.
Rylie has been extremely well behaved. I have set up an x-pen in the living room next to the couch and an x-pen next to my bed. I keep her on a short leash when I take her out into the backyard to go potty. She gets to walk for about 5 minutes and then I put her back into the x-pen. I know she does not understand the new routine, but she doesn't mind. I take some time to open the x-pen and sit in with her and play some target games and a new trick that I will post on youtube when she gets good at it.
And as a bonus.... she pooped today. Nothing since Wednesday the morning before the surgery.
Phew, she was getting heavy hauling up and down the stairs.


  1. Glad to hear she is coming along in her recovery..

    "And as a bonus.... she pooped today..........
    Phew, she was getting heavy hauling up and down the stairs. "

    you crack me up!

  2. Yes, we celebrate poop! You should have seen her. Starting to look like a fat Lab.