Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Freaken Holidays and Puppy Drama!

So I have completely slacked on updating my blog every Friday. So that means I have totally blown one of my 101 goals. Wah wah... BUT I have good excuses! One being the freaken holiday madness! It gets the best of everyone! Two being I have been sick since Christmas, and The other being Ladmo drama!

So On December 7th (Which was Micahs bday) I took Ladmo in to get neutered. He was 5.5 months old at that point and the Vets really encourage you to have your dog neutered by 6 months to nip any bad behaviors/habits in the bud so to say. Well Ladmo had 1 retracted testicle. We had already taken him in a month prior to get neutered and decided to wait a month to see what would happen. The vet said they could still do the neuter, it would just be more involved.

The neutering went really good and Ladmo was doing reallllly well.I stayed home Monday with him, Micah stayed home Tuesday. That night we put a cone on his head, it was a blow up kind and I STRONGLY urge you to NEVER get this type of cone.Ladmo somehow figured out a way to get around it. On Thursday we came home from work and he had clearly been licking it all day, to the point that the incision came OPEN, Like open open people...it was gross. The vet was already closed for the day, so off to the emergency animal hospital we went! They were really good with him. Took great care of him. He had to stay over night, he had a huge infection and had dead tissue and muscle that had to be removed. He screwed himself up royally to the tune of ::gulp:: $1,000.00! Gaaaaah
So he had to get the lampshade of shame put on. As well as two drains. Micah and I had to give him warm compresses three times a day for 6 days, He had to get antibiotics every 12 hours and pain meds every 8 hours. Needless to say, I had to stay home from work with him on Friday. AND THEN to top it off got Jury duty that following Monday. My life!

Its 3 weeks later and Ladmo is in top notch shape. He got all of his stitches out and feels like a new man! He has even calmed down a lot which is rad!
And here is the best picture of Ladmo EVER! Back in November when we had originally taken him in to get neutered but decided to wait, Well I guess this is what the vet does to your dog when you aren't around! LOL! They totally put a headband on him! hahah So Cute! He is totally giving Olivia Newton John a run for her money here!

1 comment:

  1. LOL I can't get over -
    1) the photo of Ladmo with the HUGE cone - HOW freaking pathetic is that?!?!?!
    2) the headband photo - that is hilarious.

    I can't believe he did himself in so bad with the licking!