This weekend was full of crying (Jake, not me), throw-up (Jake again) and wonky legs that didn’t work right (to be fair, that was probably all of us).
Jake had some issues with the anesthesia during the procedure (blood pressure kept dropping) and I didn’t get to pick him up until late Friday night. He was high as a flippen kite when I finally got to see him and if you think his eyes are hysterical on a normal day, you should see those things hyped on anesthesia and pain meds. To add insult to injury, his hind legs were unaware they were even attached to his body. I would have taken video but carrying him made video chronicling difficult.
Friday was a long, rough night. Pee leaked out of him, pretty constantly, so I was up all night changing out what was underneath him. (Dog ownership is so extremely sexy sometimes). Even if that hadn’t been the case we would have been up, he wept like a baby monkey all night. He couldn’t get comfortable so either could I — we have to take care of our babies! He refused to eat or drink so he couldn’t have meds. Ugh, ugh and one more UGH.
Saturday morning, it got worse. His back legs were still wonky and he was having a hard time peeing (the correct way). Then the projectile vomiting started. We were of course at the vet the moment they opened and as per usual, the entire staff was awesome. He got some x-rays (all clear), a shot to help with the nausea and they assured me the pee issue would correct itself (it has!). A few hours later and we were on our way back home. It got better from there and Saturday night there was sleep. Wooohooooo, sleep is AWESOME! Sign me up for some sweet, sweet sleep!
Melvin was the perfect big brother this weekend. I had to put Melvin second, something he has NEVER had to experience. Melvin could have easily opted to poop in my bed to communicate how he felt about me doting on Jake, but instead he just sat and waited patiently. And I rewarded him with extra walks and special frozen Kongs made just for him. I love him for every reason, this weekend for being easy.
Some photos of the patient and his awesome big brother…