Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spencer Update

Spencer had surgery on Friday to remove his toe. I dropped him off Friday morning and then guilt-ly headed off to Girl's Weekend leaving Alex to nurse Spencer back to health over the weekend.

Alex picked Spencer up Friday evening. He said the first 12 hours were really hard because you could tell that Spence was in pain.

Here are some pics of Spencer post-op...

Although it looks like it, Spencer didn't have a cast, just bandages.... With the bandages on, Spencer wouldn't put any weight on that foot. We thought he was in pain, but I think that it was really just that his foot was so taped up that he would have been forced to put weight up on his toenails.

Monday Alex took Spence back to the vet to have the bandages removed and check on the incision. The vet was VERY pleased with how the surgery went and thinks that Spencer will be back to normal in no time.

With the bandages off, Spencer walks on all fours again. He is very cautious with that back foot, but is putting weight on it so that is good.

The vet is going to remove the stitches next Friday, so the hardest part now is keeping Spencer from messing with his stitches. He gets to wear this when we are not around to spy on him. :)

We had to get a soft cone because the old vet gave this HUGE plastic cone and the poor dog couldn't even lift up his head.
Anyways, overall we are doing great...just ready to get these stitches out.
We have a busy weekend ahead....lots of fun stuff though. Our friends Karen and Don are getting married. Their reception is at the Hobby Center and they are having Fried Ice Cream perform. (in case you haven't heard...I am obsessed with FIC - they played at our wedding too. Our reception was at the Hobby Center too, so we are looking forward to celebrating with Don & Karen and also reminiscing about our wedding day. Congrats Don & Karen!!! In between wedding stuff, Katherine and Abigail are coming in town to visit. I miss Katherine so much, so our weekend should be fab.u.lous.
Sunday has no plans, but I have a feeling Alex and I will probably begin our golf lessons. We finally bit the bullet and bought me some clubs, so I FINALLY get to learn how to play!!!! YAY!!

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