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A few days out

It has been a roller coaster of emotions the last few days.  I came home yesterday, which makes me very, very happy.  But,  I still hurt a lot, I don’t have much energy and all I want to do is lay around and sleep.  It has now been three days since my surgery, and I’m trying to remain Pawsitive.  Everybody says the first 2 weeks are the hardest, and I’m trying to remember that I shouldn’t rush things.  The doctor says I have to have one of those cone things on my head, but since my daddy has been staying with me the last 2 days, I haven’t worn it yet.  I think he’s going to make me put it on tomorrow.  Right now, I’m just glad that my pawrents made the choice to let me live and be with them for more time  In the meantime, here are some pictures of me in healthier times.   I’m glad my pawrents finally figured out how to upload pictures so that all my new friends can see what I look like.  I would have uploaded them myself, but I had trouble putting the camera on the computer.

My daddy really loves me.

Are you talking to me????

I love ice cream — and my Mommy.

But I do NOT like bath time 🙂

I really like Chief Illiniwek.

8 Responses to “A few days out”

  1.   Carmen (Catie's Mom) Says:

    You’re pretty sweet, Ginger. Love the pics. And yes, we’re glad your mom and dad will have you for much, much longer. You’ll be sleepy and lethargic for a while; the pain meds have something to do with that I think. You’ve been through major surgery and you’re doing absolutely awesome.

    Hope you feel more like yourself soon, Ginger. Keep us posted about your recovery. You’ll be astounding your mom and dad every day. Many hugs.

  2.   jakesmom Says:

    Hi Ginger,

    You are adorable… but then again, I think I may have a soft spot in my heart for goldens… 🙂 You’ll probably be sleepy for the next 2 weeks as you’re recovering from your surgery… and the pain meds… Take it easy… soon you’ll be hopping around and enjoying life again! Tell your pawrents to keep posting pictures of you…

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  3.   Opie Says:

    Make sure they give you a Kajillion treats! The cone of shame? Oh NO> I hate that thing. I didn’t have to wear one, but I did have to wear some of Pop’s tee-shirts for a long time! Tripawds Rule!

  4.   Peyton's Path Says:

    The cone of shame is horrible! My brother got to wear a pretty cool one after his surgery. It was like a tube that went around his neck and Dad had to blow it up and it made a nice pillow for Peyton to lay on. I think he really liked it when he had to wear it. Mom and Dad were home a lot so he lucked out in that department.

    Stay pawsitive Ginger! The first two weeks really are the hardest and the second week is better than the first! You have to remember you just went through major surgery and you are on a lot of pain meds that make you feel loopy! Hang in there sweet girl! It gets better and soon you will be running around chasing balls like before! Go ask for lots of treats because I bet your pawrents are willing to do pretty much anything for you! Use it to your advantage!

    Glad you got pictures up! You are a pretty girl!

    Dillon and Rhys

  5.   admin Says:

    No, not the cone of shame! We went home with one for Jerry and he ever had to wear it. Just be a good dog let your wound heal nice and quick now. You won’t have to wear it either.

  6.   jerry Says:

    It ain’t easy Ginger but we know you’ve got it in you. Hang in there, you’ll be back in the swing of things in no time. Just don’t chew those stitches OK? Promise?

  7.   Sophie's mom (Tana) Says:

    Hey Ginger – as everyone says – the first 2 weeks are the hardest. They’re the hardest on your pawrents too. Keep resting and getting stronger. Even the older dogs find their balance and are hopping very quickly. Sophie is 12, and she is a new tripawd as of the end of February.

    Sending you lots of licks from one golden girl to another,

    Tana and Sophie

  8.   etgayle Says:

    i agree the cone sucks bigtime!!! try to make your person stay up with you through the night and you won’t have to wear it (worked for me…). glad to see the chief in your pictures!! my Don graduated from U of I… i think he’d dye my hair blue and orange if it would help them win a game or two!!!

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