Saturday, August 20, 2011


Yesterday, 11 days after her surgery, Reyna and I went to the vet's office to get the staples removed from her incision. I'm surprised we lasted as long as we did - I knew we'd never make it to day 14. I haven't seen this level of brattiness from Reyna since she was about 2. The only difference is that back then it was a teenage angst type of obnoxiousness, and now it's more of an unbridled joy sort of thing. Cute, really, even when she's flipping me the bird and bouncing just out of reach.

Reyna was a perfect lady while the tech removed her staples, and then she proceeded to maul Dr. L when he walked in the exam room. She wouldn't stop until she'd knocked his stethoscope off his neck and tried 3 or 4 times to tickle his tonsils. Its really a shame she doesn't like him....

Doc says his incision looks great, but there's a red spot that he's a bit concerned about. It could be nothing, just some irritation from the staples or Kodiak getting in a lucky blow. It could also be the infection trying to show itself again. We're not putting her on any more meds, but we are going to keep an eye on the area. If it clears up in a few days, yay, hooray. If not, we'll deal with it.

Reyna's staple-free incision:

5 minutes after getting home:


ForPetsSake said...

Yeah for Reyna!!! She's earned som extra treats and ear scritches for being such a good sport!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with ForPetsSake!!!! It's great to have the old Reyna back....hope the redness clears up and the infection doesn't show up again!!! Love you all!!!
:)Love, Mom