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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-05-2017, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a picture of Newlie's incision site today, looks like it is doing great to me! He took his last pain pill Thursday morning and his ease of mobility improves a little bit every day. I have been taking him for short walks around the yard (on a leash, of course) when it's potty time and I also have been letting him wander around the house while I am at home to make sure he is not jumping or running. He is not allowed on the basement stairs right now, although I have been letting him go down the several steps out into the yard.

Newlie was waking me up every couple of hours at night complaining because I had the bed blocked off so he couldn't jump up there to be with me. So one night, I thought I would give it a try and I made him walk up the ramp to get on the bed and go down the ramp to get off. It was not a success, however, there just was not enough room for me, him and the cone. Last night, I slept down on the mattress on the floor with him and that wasn't too bad. He started out with 80% of the mattress, and would not shift over, so I finally used my whole body to push him over a little bit. He tried to regain territory several times during the night, but I was more than a match for him.

Newlie gets his stitches out this coming Friday.
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Here is a picture of Newlie's incision site today, looks like it is doing great to me! He took his last pain pill Thursday morning and his ease of mobility improves a little bit every day. I have been taking him for short walks around the yard (on a leash, of course) when it's potty time and I also have been letting him wander around the house while I am at home to make sure he is not jumping or running. He is not allowed on the basement stairs right now, although I have been letting him go down the several steps out into the yard.

Newlie was waking me up every couple of hours at night complaining because I had the bed blocked off so he couldn't jump up there to be with me. So one night, I thought I would give it a try and I made him walk up the ramp to get on the bed and go down the ramp to get off. It was not a success, however, there just was not enough room for me, him and the cone. Last night, I slept down on the mattress on the floor with him and that wasn't too bad. He started out with 80% of the mattress, and would not shift over, so I finally used my whole body to push him over a little bit. He tried to regain territory several times during the night, but I was more than a match for him.

Newlie gets his stitches out this coming Friday.
Good to hear that Newlie is doing so well. Sleeping with Newlie sounds like sleeping with my husband - except my husband doesn't wear a cone. lol!
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I just saw your news. I'm so happy for you! The incision looks very clean for such a big area. You will barely see it when the fur grows back.
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Newlie got his stitches out on Friday and the surgeon was very pleased with the incision site and with his mobility. I thought I had noticed a tiny bit of a limp, but after he took the cone off and watched Newlie walk, he said he didn't see anything and I didn't either. He also said the skin around the incision may have been a little tight at first. The surgeon said I could leave the cone off now, but I told him I was worried about Newlie still licking it, and he said some licking is OK, but if it starts to look inflamed to put the cone back on.

The picture I attached was taken this morning and you can see a couple of pink places that have been made by licking since Friday. I am trying to resist the urge to throw the cone back on, I am just paranoid that he will get it infected.
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That looks very nice! Mine also had some spots where the stitches came out that were itching so I put the cone back on until the stitch scabs fell off. It's not a big deal. It looks like his hair is already growing back over the scar.
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