• No complications and we are all happy

    So, the surgery went absolutely well. No complications at all. I was able to pick up Amy around 4 pm in the afternoon and she greeted me right away with her wagging tail and her funny excitement noises! 🙂

    After we got home she whined maybe for 2 to 3 hours. I gotta admit, I felt a little bad then. But a friend told me that this whining comes from the anesthesia and I wouldn’t have to worry. She probably just felt a little dizzy and nauseous and I bet she was a little confused about what happened. Anyway, after that she was her old herself.

    Since then the hardest job is to keep her calm. If it wasn’t for me, she would be running around like crazy as if nothing happened. It seems like she doesn’t know that she actually has a big hole in her belly now! 🙂 Well, that’s fine with me! I’m just happy that she doesn’t feel bad!

    Next Monday we can go back to the Vet to get the sutures removed. And then it’s all over already. It wasn’t as half as bad as I thought. I was really scared. But she is just the toughest girl – my little one! 🙂

     

    After the surgery… thought a big bone would help a little bit 😉

     

    And I guess she agreed!

     

    The next day… little “Mausi” resting on the couch!

  • Upcoming surgery

    Yeah, it’s time. I’ve decided to get Amy spayed. Since she has her hypothyroidism I’ve tried all kinds of things to get her to be the “old” Amy again. But it seems like we haven’t figured out the right thyroid dose for her yet.

    She is still very anxious and needs much longer to get used to new things and people, not to forget other dogs. It’s really exhausting to deal with a dog that has hypothyroidism. Having a dog in general already seems to make people much less flexible, but guys, you have no idea. I’m constantly on alert, when I walk her, I’m scanning the environment for situations that might scare her, other dogs, crazy kids 😉 and whatever. I always have to know when we expect guests, so that I can make sure Amy is fine with that and so on and so forth.

    So, now I have decided to get her spayed and I am really hoping that it helps balancing her hormone level a little more and make her more relaxed.

    But I definitely have to admit that I’m a little scared. It’s a big surgery. Here in the states they take out all reproductive organs, so the uterus and the ovaries. In Germany it’s much more common to just take out the ovaries, which means a much less complicated and risky surgery because nowadays they can do it endoscopically. And even in Germany I was always skeptic about doing that. We don’t usually spay our dogs unless there is a medical reason for it.

    Ok, I guess for Amy there is that reason now. I hope she will be fine and won’t have any complications. I have to drop her off at the vet tomorrow morning between 8 and 9 am and they said I will probably be able to pick her up again between 3 and 5 pm. Oh God, I already feel super sorry, for the pain that I am gonna cause her. I hope she won’t hate me after that.

     

    My little Baby!