Thursday, May 28, 2009


Today brings us to 21 days post-op. Reyna’s incision looks great. In fact, I think its time to stop calling it an incision and start calling it a scar.

Reyna is doing very well. She’s been completely off the pain meds for several days, and she’s barely limping. She’s been doing so well, in fact, that I decided to start her walks a bit early. This morning, we went for our very first “real” walk – meandering around the yard during potty breaks doesn’t count. We didn’t walk far, just up to the cul-de-sac, down to near the intersection (we didn’t go all the way to the intersection, since I didn’t want her spazzing out if a car went by), and then back to the house. We went at a pace that was much slower than our normal pace, but not so slow that it wouldn’t count as exercise. I was sorta hoping she'd be so unused to the exercise that the walk would make her tired, but no such luck. Reyna was limping less when we were done than she was when we started. We were supposed to wait one more week before we started walking, but I don’t think it will hurt to ease into it slowly.

The only downside is that Reyna is feeling so good, she’s in full fidget mode. Its getting much harder to keep her relaxed and quiet without just locking her in her crate. She’s demanding a lot more attention and entertainment, as seen by the number of squeaky toys (and these aren’t even all of them).

Marie gave Reyna several books (thank you, Marie!), and I’ve been reading to her when the squeaky toys don’t seem to work. I don’t know if Reyna’s all that entertained by the stories, but Duncan certainly is.

Thankfully, though, Reyna hasn’t really tried to incite Duncan to play, and she’s not spinning, bouncing at Niko, barking (much) at passing vehicles, or walking herself outside. She’s still being very good about all of that, although she has tried to run down the hall at the cats a couple of times. I’ll take what I can get.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kudos for Miss Reyna.....what kind of books are you reading to them? And do they pick out the book or do you? Do the books have pictures?? :)Mom