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Recovery from Surgery – The First Two Weeks

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Day Three After Surgery, and Skippy somehow managed to get one of his staples partially loose.  Surgical tape strips were added to create a licking barrier, and also to hold the loose staple in place so that he wouldn’t have to endure a visit to the vet for additional stapling or stitches.  He still hadn’t […]

Recovery from Surgery – The First Month

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Week Three:  Early this week, Skippy developed a small hard lump on his incision that wasn’t red or hot, and didn’t appear to be causing him any pain.  It was clearly irritating him though, and he was licking at it a lot.  We headed to the surgeon to have it looked at, and learned that […]

Skippy’s Six Week Post Op Update – Remaining Leg FHO Surgery

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Today marks six weeks since Skippy had FHO surgery on his remaining hind leg.  The good news is that his fur is growing back nicely, his appetite has fully returned, he’s lost half a pound, and he’s healthy and happy.  The challenging news is that we tried to start physical therapy last week with a […]

The New Normal – Ten Week Check up after Remaining FHO Leg Surgery

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Life with Skippy has evolved into a new wonderful state of normal, following FHO surgery on his remaining hind leg.  This past Fall, there were many days when I didn’t think he would ever recover from his injury – an unexpected broken femoral head that we still can’t find a cause for.  Here we are […]

Pet Acupuncture for Post-Op Relief

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Several months after Skippy the Tripawd’s remaining leg FHO surgery, we decided to give acupuncture a try.  It was the best decision we’ve ever made. First up, Skippy tolerated the acupuncture treatment so well!  I was terribly nervous, but he didn’t notice the needles at all and actually fell asleep during the first treatment. I […]