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Open for discussion: August 9

Posted by laurie on August 9, 2012

12 Responses to “Open for discussion: August 9”

  1. Susan in DE said

    Cathy, we need an update on Gomez’s surgery … hope both of you are holding up!

  2. Ellen said

    Here is an interesting idea I saw on

  3. Julie - JB & Cassie's Mum in England said

    I too hope Gomez is doing well after his surgery, our thoughts are with you all.

  4. Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's mom said

    I was wondering too how Gomez is.

  5. Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr Peabz said

    Thanks everyone for the Gomez good wishes. His surgery went well and he came home yesterday evening. I stayed with him all night of course, and he was restless and pretty unhappy but that’s understandable. He seems more comfortable this morning – I think the e-collar is bugging him as much as anything else right now. I’m going to get one of those soft e-collars (I think I first heard of them here on BoTW). I’m also going to get a small exercise pen for the family room. That will keep him confined enough without the interplay between the crate and the e-collar that’s bugging him.

    So, one down, 89 to go. Days, that is. I’m preparing myself for a three-month convalescence while hoping for eight weeks.

    Gomez sends tail thumps to all!

    • Harper said

      Thank Dogness for the good news. I’ve never used the soft e-collar, but we do have a collar that’s plastic and wraps around the neck area (think giant long turtle neck) that has a soft cushion on the inside and straps around the chest/back/belly area. It limits the licking tendencies (dogs who try real hard can get around it, I think), but allows movement without banging (too much) into walls, corners, dog doors, furniture, legs, people, other dogs, etc. etc. etc.
      We got it and used it on JD for his surgery (cyst/tumor removal) and then on Shotzy when we got her spayed… it’s works very well for the first several days, then both of them figured out how to get around it, and then eventually, how to get it completely off.

      Sending good wishes on a speedy recovery for Gomez!!!

      • Sparky's Mama said

        Get well wishes from the hounds and the humans in Mississippi! I think that collar is called a Bite-not.

    • Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's mom said

      I’m glad to hear he’s home and doing pretty well (considering). Here’s to a speedy uneventful recovery!

    • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

      I’m so glad to hear Gomez got through his surgery and everything went well. Best wishes for a faster convalescence than your Mama thinks you will have!

    • Gandolf's mom (w/ memories of Kramer) said

      So glad to hear things are going well, considering. Well wishes for a speedy recovery!!

    • Beaglemom to Ben and Tito said

      Glad to hear that he is doing well after the surgery. You will be surprised at how quickly he will start using the leg again!
      On the advice of our vet, we only used the e-collar on Ben after his ACL surgery at night and when we were not at home. That gave him some relief from the cone.
      Hoping for a speedy and smooth recovery for Gomez!

      Did you ever look into hydrotherapy?

    • Patr said

      Soft e collars are the best. I have 3 of the for our dogs.

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