I am feeling some serious TGIF and I’m especially thankful that it’s a long holiday weekend and we have no plans for it. This was a tough week.
I dropped Sullie off for her surgery to have two mast cell tumors removed on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. I was a bundle of nerves going in. She was so happy and I felt so terrible because she had no idea what was about to happen.
I grabbed a coffee and my favorite morning glory muffin from Sunflour (which was still warm from the oven and amazing) and headed to the gym to train a client and workout. That kept me distracted until around 11 and then I headed home to get some work done. The vet finally called around 12:30 with news that Sullie’s surgery went well and she was awake, resting and recovering.
We were allowed to pick her up after 5 p.m. My fiance came with me for both emotional support and so that we could tag team getting her into the car and home. She was in really great spirits when we picked her up but her doctor said that she was feeling super loopy from morphine and would likely start feeling the effects of everything later.
I was pleased that she ate dinner (always a good sign) and then we gave her pain meds and she crashed on me. I iced her incisions while she slept. There are two of them, one on her chest and one on her abdomen, and both are 3-4 inches long.
Yesterday she was really quiet but I was happy for that because I want her to rest. We were worried about Zoey and thought we’d have to keep them separated for two weeks but after night one we discovered there was no chance of that. Neither one of them would relax until they were in the same room together.
Zoey is being a supportive sister and not trying to wrestle or play with Sullie. Funny story, when I put the cone on Sullie yesterday Zoey went CRAZY. She barked, growled and wouldn’t come anywhere close to Sullie for 15 minutes. I guess she finally got over it because the next thing I knew this was happening.
Sullie is wearing a t-shirt to cover the incisions so she can’t scratch them. I thought it fitting to put her in some Panthers gear. I only put the cone on her when I leave and also leave her and Zoey separated when we’re not home.
We should get the pathology report from the lab in 3-5 days. I’m guessing that since it’s a holiday weekend that will be more like Tuesday of next week.
Speaking of the weekend, we are staying put in Charlotte and both have to teach but have lots of downtime as well. We’re hoping to go for an afternoon hike on Saturday. If you live in the area and have a recommendation for a nice hike within an hour or so of Charlotte that’s not Crowders Mountain, I would love to hear it!
Much thanks to all who sent love and prayers to Sullie. Keep them coming for good news.
What do you have planned for the holiday weekend?