Fraggle Friday: Stella Update!

After spending two nights in the hospital, Stella came home yesterday! I can’t even describe how much I had missed her. I would be out doing something and think “I need to get home and let Stella out” forgetting entirely she wasn’t home. Or, worse yet, I’d wake up at night and think “I need to check on Stella” only to sadly remember she wasn’t home. When feeding the dogs I filled her bowl as well, out of habit. I’ve literally never spent a night at home without her. In over 14 years.

So, she’s home again, just this time with a huge scar along her back.

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#frankenpuppy

She’s really, really, doped up. I forgot how badly Morphine kicks her butt. She was on it for her TPLO surgery as well, and she can barely walk, and just seems a bit zombie like when she is on it. That said, it does keep her very comfortable and quiet and she slept from the moment we got home at 9:15 until I woke her at 4am for some water and a potty break. She reluctantly got up, went out to potty (with the sling, she still doesn’t have full use of her back legs) and then went right back to sleep until it was time for more meds at 6:45am.

Because I am not getting a lot of sleep and because she gets all sorts of meds at all sorts of times I created a bit of a pharmacy and log for myself.

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There’s nothing worse than not knowing what med to give or wondering if you remembered to give it at 4am.

Siri still wants to cuddle with her, which is sweet, but I worry if Stella really enjoys it, so I limit it a bit. Even though it is adorable.

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Being very respectful of Stella’s space

We’ll see how Stella does once she’s off the morphine. She’s trying to use her back legs a bit, which is encouraging. We’ll begin weaning her off of the Prednisone Sunday, according to my chart, which is a relief but I always worry she may become painful again. I took most of this week off of work, and expect that for the next week or so I’ll be in full on nurse mode.

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It’s great to have her back home, fingers crossed her recovery goes smoothly. Thanks for all your well wishes! I will say I’m excited to update you on June, she’s been doing so great, but didn’t want to leave you all in the dark about Stell. So, get ready for upcoming June posts!

xoxo

Stella, Siri and Nadia

 

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12 thoughts on “Fraggle Friday: Stella Update!

  1. Emily says:

    Glad to hear she is home and resting comfortably. You are a great dog mom. ❤

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  2. Glad to hear she’s home and resting! Thanks for the update. ❤

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  3. Glad she is home and recovering!

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  4. L. Williams says:

    Fingers crossed and hugs

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  5. Idk if it’s helpful – but there are a bunch of “baby” apps that might help you log the meds if you need the records/reminders! I imagine there might just be medication ones, but I don’t have experience with them. I’m glad she’s home and recovering!

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  6. emma says:

    glad she’s home and seems comfortable! fingers crossed for an easy, pain-free recovery!

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  7. martidoll123 says:

    whew thank goodness. I hope she continues to do well as she weans off the meds. bless her (And you) Take care of yourself too please!!

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  8. Liz says:

    A great update! Hugs to you all

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  9. Big hugs for you and Stella x

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  10. Alex says:

    So glad she is doing well. Keeping track of the meds like that seems like the absolute best option for when you are stressed and tired. Caring for another creature is hard. Good luck to you and Stella.

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