Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Recuperation is a plastic head cone

So, as we all know, Bob had his 'manhood' surgery yesterday... you'll be happy to know that he is doing just fine especially considering his special circumstances... Oh you don't know? Yes, Bob had special circumstances, you see he was born a "monarch" which pretty much means only one of his testicles descended. Ok - puppy embryology lesson for you... When male puppies are in the womb their testes actually form up in the region around their intestines/kidney area, they must travel all the way down and chill out around the tail area until they mature. Well, one of Bob's testes didn't want to make that trip so it stayed up there... It's not usually a terrible thing in dogs but in Bob's case it attached to something and they had to make a second incision to retrieve it.. The doctor actually said it was his personal 3rd hardest retrieval he has ever had to perform... so now poor baby has two incisions and is being treated like he was spayed because of the one deeper incision. I have never had to do after care on a spay or neuter so I can't really tell you the difference in treatment, I just know he's a bit miserable....

Here are some pics so you can see how he's doing - this was last night - he was a bit loopy.


Ok, First thing he did when he got home was eat dinner (well only half..) then he went and picked up a bone (I actually had to hand it to him because he hadn't figured out the cone yet.. Well, he took his bone and stood there for about 2 minutes just standing and staring and holding his bone. Then he went over and dropped it in his food bowl...

Bob's bone inside of his dog bowl
I actually think he was looking for more food.... hmm

Bob trying to pick up his bone from his bowl with his clear plastic cone over his head
Then he changed his mind and wanted it back...

Egypt chewing on the bone with Bob watching close by
Well, Egypt wanted it too.. Bob didn't seem to care much...

He doesn't like his cone of shame :( He just stood around staring at nothing - I assume its upset due to the cone and groggy-ness due to the drugs - poor boy.

Bob laying in his crate with the door open, he is facing towards the front with his cone on
Well after about 5 minutes of him just standing around I had him go to his bed, I didn't lock him in just in case he wanted to come out and do something... he fell asleep in about 2 seconds.. I left him there :)
 There was one instance where Bob came trotting out into the living room, he went straight to the patio door so I thought he had to pee.. I let him out, he stood there for a minute and then walked back to the patio. So, we came back inside and Bob began trotting around like he was looking for something, he went in and out of a couple of rooms and was just looking... but was looking with a purpose lol. He finally stopped and laid down and just flopped over and chilled for a bit - he was a bit loopy.

Bob with his face pressed against the door of his crate, in between his face and the door his his cone, his eye is pressed against the cone and you can see his eye through it.
This was him this morning - I think he has become one with the cone lol...



Also - Tangent story :

The microwave thinks I am immature.... We had to put on new sticky buttons for Darrell and in the process of testing them out to make sure they were all in the right place the microwave started name calling - I didn't know how to respond... lol.
Sticky popped out buttons stuck onto the microwave on the 3, 0 and start buttons
Can you see Darrell's sticky buttons? They are in all the important places..

Microwave screen saying the world Child on it, under the screen you can see another sticky button on the popcorn button
Then I get message from Mr. Microwave - how rude! lol. I guess I pushed the buttons one too many times...

6 comments:

Carrie and Waffle said...

at least his cone is flexiable! poor baby, my 1st dog Tacoma had one that was attached to a 1 inch collar beacuse she managed to get out of the cone tied with gauze.

Sarah and Vance said...

Oh Bob! You poor boy, but on the brightside, looks like you will be just fine :) Love the Microwave! lol Funny

Raiser Erin said...

Poor boy. At least his cage looks big enough. Poor Freya couldn't really turn in her kennel.

Maybe the microwave was telling you that you pressed the settings to cook "child". I don't really know what this means about your microwave...

Natalie said...

Lol, I actually played with it a little while later and found out that if you push the start button 3 or 4 times in a row it will bring up the message and won't start until you press restart lol.

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Wow, a microwave with attitude! Never heard of that before!

Poor Bob...sounds like he'll have a bit longer recovery but at least it all went well! Did he get xrays too? Give him some extra pats from me. :)

Natalie said...

Yup, he got xrays - all went well :)