Saturday, March 15, 2008

Annie's Back!!!

Well the goosey gal is home. She had her surgery yesterday morning and mom and dad went to visit her yesterday afternoon. The doctor said that her surgery couldn't have gone any better and she was recovering well from the anesthesia.

She came home this morning and I was so excited that mom and dad thought I would step on her so they kept me away from her for a while. I do tend to step all over people and the other pooches when I'm all happy and goofy; I need to learn some manners - at least that's what mom says. I suppose she's right but I just am such a happy go lucky kind of guy that I can't help it.

Here are some pictures of our baby Annie. They aren't too gross but if you have a weak stomach like mom's boss (hi Mike!) then maybe you better look away.

Here's Annie with her pretty pink bandaged leg: Poor little gal is so tired from the pain medication and the surgery. The doctor said that she needs to stay really still for the next couple of days since she's going to be in some pain. If she gets all uppity she could undo all the work the vet did and that wouldn't be good.

Here's another picture of the goose and her leg. The doctors took a piece of muscle from her thigh and made a knee ligament out of it. That's why she has her entire leg shaved and wrapped up.

Lastly here is a close-up of her leg. She has some staples showing at the top which doesn't look nearly as bad as it sounds. Notice how many spots she has on her skin, isn't that cool? I thought she just had spots on her fur.

Annie goes back to the vet in five days to have the bandage removed then after another five days she has the staples removed. It's going to be at least 6-8 weeks before she's all well but hopefully it will go by fast for her. Bless her heart.

Annie says thank you for all your prayers and concerns. I'll update once she gets her bandage off and let you know how that goes.


Joe Stains said...

we are sending all the healing vibes we can!

Charlie said...

Hope Annie feels better soon. Hey Boomer, we use a neck brace instead of a cone of shame & it works great + it's a lot less, um, "distressing", if you know what I mean.
- Charlie

Sparky said...

oh, I hope Annie doesn't have to wear the cone! No licking Annie!!! I wish I was closer, so I could sign her cast! Boomer, will you write "Get well from Sparky and Patches" for us?

Turbo the Sibe said...

Pawsitive thoughts are being wooed at our house!

FleasGang said...

ya!!! Sorry we haven't gotten here sooner Annie, but our Pop has been extremely busy at work and when he comes home, all he wants to do is drink beer and relax.

But anywho, we are soo happy everything went well and you are home with your parents and Boomer. The girls love the pink cast. Hope you're getting lots of luv and treats :-)

The Fleas