Otto had a few setbacks on days 3 and 4

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Well just as most of you have said, days 3 and 4 have been really rough on our little guy. We are mastering going to the bathroom which is amazing, but the sadness upon his sweet face is just heartbreaking. We can tell he is in immense pain. His behavior has also changed too—he’s wanting to hide in rooms and under tables away from the family, which is not like him. We did make a few calls to the surgery team today and they prescribed another pain medicine to add in. Throughout the day, we are also icing to help with swelling. I did notice some bruising on his stomach and sent in pictures to our vet as well. They also reassured me that it is very normal and we may see some fluid build up as well, which we started noticing this afternoon.

We know it’s going to get worse before it gets better, but we just want to see his spunky, energetic, life of the party personality to show again really soon! We know it will come with time so we are staying optimistic and taking it day by day! Pain management and keeping him comfortable is going to be our focus 10000% in the coming week. Please pray for Otto (and our breaking hearts) ❤️

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3 thoughts on “Otto had a few setbacks on days 3 and 4”

  1. Good for you for advocating for better pain management! The way he is acting definitely sou ds like pain signals. And the fact that he’s hiding and just wants to be left alone is actually part of the heal process. In the wild and “injured” animal feels very vulnerable and will try and hide and be away from the pack.

    How much does Otto weigh? What are his pain meds, the dose and the frequency?

    You’re in the roughest part of recovery and it’s hard to see vetter days ahead. They are coming though! Promise!!

    Right now Otto is putting all his energy I to healing. He just had MAJOR surgery, all while try to adjust to three and in pain meds. A human would still be in the hospital in a morphine e drip!

    Give that sweet boy a kiss on his handsome mug for us. And give yourself a pat on the back for doing a great job of car for him!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Aw bless! Our boy Nico is 17 days post op and it’s only over the last few days that I can confidently say that he’s starting to get his personality back. When I ce in from work I’m greeted with his high pitched cries of joy and his back end wagging away. Your boy will get there.

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