Woods Country Cove

Monday, January 22, 2018

Miggs , Recovering Well

Hello .

It has been a tough week for us all before and after Miggs had her surgery  last Monday and came home the next day Tuesday .  The surgery went well and she did very well and is continuing to do well . We have been taking turns sleeping in the living room at night with her as our room is on the second floor and she can not take stairs even with help for next week so Papa does weekend nights and I  week nights as he has to work   and when Papa is home we do everything in shifts . We have the cone of shame we call it to put on her to stop her from getting at her stitches but like the last time she had this on her other leg she gets around it so Papa made a sock for her out of old sleep pants that attaches to her harness for the times we cant watch her or when I am on my own and cant have eyes on her 24/7 .She has a special harness on that helps us help her to get up and to steady her and hold her up to give the operated leg a bit of a rest and not to have a lot of pressure on it  for now and when she is out doing her business or at her bowls in her feeding station and when she has to take the small step up back into the house  .When  she is to go out to do her business she is to be on leash and that is all she is out there to do till her leg gets stronger . The swelling has gone as we give her a deep massage 3 times a day and she has her very own bag of peas as a cold compress lol they form better for her leg . We also do a range of motion a few times a day with her leg  !

                                                           The day after surgery .
 They don't bandage them any more like they did on her other back leg she had done 7 years ago , for it helps heal faster this way .

This is Miggs today .



                    Don't you just love her snazzy jammie sleeve Papa made for her lol, beats the cone of shame that gets in the way for her as our old farm house has lots of small areas and and not a lot of space for the cone really, it doesn't work for her in both aspects but her sleeve works like a charm , when we are with her the sleeve comes off to air it out and we can watch her more closely but she is a licker so ya better be fast lol !

She gets the stitches out next Monday January 30th WOW  the ends of January already that went fast . We had a big melt down with  warm temps and rain again for the second time this season and our snow is the odd few patches here and there , lots of green grass around again . Miggs enjoys the little lime she has outside when she is out to do her business but we both really miss our walks a lot but in the next few weeks we will be able to take small walks about the yard and go up the street more and more each week . By spring she should be fully recovered and we can enjoy our daily walks again .

  Well that's it for us for now , lots of TLC for our girl as always and getting and keeping her on the road to recovery .
                                                     Until next time .
                                                                                      

                                                                     


15 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh Miggs, I'm happy to see her surgery over and done with, and now she gets to rest and return to wellness. Her pj sleeve is a good idea, I'm sure she thinks she is quite the one :)
Sending her well-wishes for a speedy recovery, bless her.
~Jo

eileeninmd said...

Hello, glad to hear MIggs is recovering. Sending my well wishes for a quick recovery and prayers for MIggs! Enjoy your day!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Good to hear Miggs is slowly recovering. It is a slow process but will be worth it all in the end. We are getting the ice rain today, staying home and staying safe. There isn't much traffic out on the road today at all. Are you getting this messy stuff?

Linda said...

Great news Elaine...
Keep up the good work...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

PJS said...

I'm so glad Miggs is on the mend - the pajama sleeve is brilliant !

Hilary said...

Sweet girl...hope she recovers soon.

William Kendall said...

She'll be up and about before you know it. Hopefully Harley's being a good companion too.

Henny Penny said...

I'm glad Miggs is doing good. I hope she heals and gets well real fast. I'm just catching up and didn't know until now that she had surgery. I'm sorry she hurt her leg. Please give her a hug for me. You and Papa sure take good care of her. She is lucky to have you.

Faye Henry said...

The poor dear.. Glad she is feeling better.. xo

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for the update on Miggs, Elaine. That home-made covering seems to be working well and sure beats wearing a cone device.

The Wykeham Observer said...

Miggs is doing well, thanks to your good care. The time will fly and she'll feel much better in time for some spring weather.

Joyce F said...

Don't you just wonder how much a dog understands what is going on at times like this? Glad to hear Miggs is on the path to recovery.

The Furry Gnome said...

Not much fun, but glad to hear she's doing well.

Anvilcloud said...

The poor pup. Hopefully, she'll be cavorting soon.

Margaret Adamson said...

Glad Miggs is doing well and very clever of your husband to make that sleeve for her.