Peri is home after her operation.
Warning: there are pictures of her wounds.
She was looked after extremely well by all the doctors and nurses, and Doctor Tim removed her lumps. The lump on her leg turned out to be a tumour, and not just a fatty lump. When I asked Doctor Tim if that meant I should start looking for a new puppy, he laughed and said no. They have sent the tumour off to be analysed, but even if it is cancer, it is most likely to be low grade. It came out in one piece, but some cells could still be left behind. Peri is 12-ish already and may grow another lump in the same spot, but maybe not before she is Quite Old anyway. As with Harki, we won't be amputating anyone's legs any time soon.
MrsDrWho found a much better alternative to a cone or bucket: it's a Kong CloudCollar. It cost about $30 and I let Gilly wear it first the day before the operation. This ensured that Peri would want to try it out too. Gilly is giving Peri a kiss. They both think it is a fun game to play: wear the collar!!!
When we came home at five o'clock my very kind next door neighbours helped me put Peri on an old quilt and we carried her down all the stairs. She had roast chicken for tea and a big drink of water. Peri then proceeded to roam about aimlessly, but in a determined fashion, until 10-19pm, when she finally fell asleep.
We were all camping in the lounge room, but she insisted on going to proper bed at 2-30am. Gilly thought is was all rather fun, jolly hockey sticks, rah, rah, rah!! (The D-Generation who thought Jane Austen was a car)
We have to go back to the vet for a check up on Friday and then it's stitches out the following Friday. I was allowed to use my judgement with the painkillers and so I gave her one this morning instead of tonight.
Gilly has been such a good girl, very gentle and even though she's been excited, she has been extra kind to Peri.
MrsDrWho, WeeJock-and-Bessie's Mum and I had breakfast out. MrsDrWho recommended the Ricotta hotcakes. They were so delicious: blueberry ricotta hotcakes poached pear and rhubarb, marscarpone and seeds. She and I could have eaten it twice, except we actually couldn't.
My iPad has been wonderful these last few days. I can lie in bed and look at The Internet and check emails. I can take photos and watch TV!! It has made my life a little bit easier as I was all of a dither yesterday. I did not collapse in a heap or go to bed and cry as I would have done last year.
Gilly and I baked a cheesecake for the Vet so I have my Friday Food; ready to go.
The weather is cooling down, so I am going to try and persuade Peri to come inside and we might all have a nap in bed. I am rather too old for camping in the lounge room. It is a big relief for Gilly and me that Peri is home and that she is starting to feel better. I suspect my biggest problem will be keeping her quiet and still while she convalescing!!!