Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Zeke is Home... continued

Well Zeke and I are sitting in the living room at home. We came back from the vet with several medications (antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, pain, and tranquilizers), a cone, and a few pages of instructions. Talk about being overwhelmed...

FIRST - No playing, running, jumping, or having fun for like 6 weeks -- any idea how long that translates into puppy time??? And its not like they handed me back a docile, weak, sick little thing! Zeke is up and getting around on his bionic leg. He doesn't seem to realize that his leg is broken and has a plate with several screws holding it together.

Secondly - we're supposed to keep him separated from Sadie unless they are being calm. Calm is not something these labs do very well. Just getting Sadie in the house and in her crate past the medicated Zeke was quite a feat. Oh, and did I mention the cat that Z loves to chase???

The solution is evidently tranquilizers, which seems kind of unfair, but its for the greater good I suppose. We'll be in a real bad spot if he re-injures that leg.


Barring any crazy stunts next appt is June 11th to get the sutures out.
This is going to be a loooong six weeks.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

I want to know when you are going to become a photographer.... your pictures are so awesome!!! I love this pic of Zeke it looks professional...

Zeke's Mom said...

Thanks, but thats only because my baby boy is such a wonderful model.