Monday, 25 February 2019

A strange day.....

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Today Ruby had her ovaries removed by laparoscope. All went well, and she has 3 tiny incisions. Recovery time is just a few days rather than the normal 2 weeks.

DB took her out after waking for a walk around the village before popping her into her car crate. That gave us time for a cup of tea without her wanting breakfast.

The drive in was longer than expected due to being the first day back to school after the half term break.

She was trembling when we let her out but settled fine inside.We signed the consent form and were able to escort her through to the ward to see her safely in. We went off to have a light breakfast and do some shopping before returning home.

A quick weed in the garden, bed stripped and bedding into the washer. It dried today no problems.

Ruby was ready for picking up at 3:30. We had to wait halfway to the ward as she had developed a rash. The vet checked her over and prescribed some steroid cream, it was a bad shaving rash.

We ended up buying her a not too expensive post op suit as she isn’t allowed to lick the cream. Painkillers for two days, light food and a post op check in a few days.

She curled up tightly to her dad when we got in and was dropping to sleep so he moved into the lounge:
She had a bit of cooked chicken and rice for tea and a small piece of dried tripe to chew on. She is now curled against his feet.


  1. Feel better soon Ruby! It sounds a very modern innovative procedure which went well.

  2. I'm glad things went well and she is home. Hopefully, plain sailing going forward.

  3. Aww, hope Ruby heals well.

    God bless.

  4. 'Suma had the same operation in October. Only problem was it was so "small" operation, she wasn't sore/sick/miserable, so we had some trouble to keep her still/calm - not running and hopping around few days afterwards. Because it is a major operation anyway, and running around like a lunatic wasn't a good idea.

    I hope everything goes well with Ruby, she's a sweet girl - like all dogs :-)

  5. Bless her, wishing her a speedy recovery.

  6. Such a worrying time when you have to leave your pets at the vets. Usually until I get the call to say all is well I can't settle to anything. They are wonderful though aren't they? no complaints like us humans. She'll soon be back to her old bouncy self.

  7. Ruby says woof - thank you everyone. I am almost back to normal.

  8. Isn't it nice there's no need for big incisions anymore! But, maybe just me, I'd be a little annoyed with the razor burn, doesn't seem like that should happen if the clipper has proper sharp blades and the operator is careful. :-(


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