Tuesday, June 03, 2008

And now we wait

It'll be sometime next week before we have the results of the biopsy, but Butch is home.

Much to everybody's relief, he had no problems during anesthesia this time. He is showing some of the same behaviors that scared me so much after his last bout of anesthesia -- whining with every exhaled breath, pacing, bumping into things -- but it doesn't frighten me as much this time around.

I can tell that the biggest problem we're going to have in the next few days is to keep him from "chewing" on his freshly shaved behind and possibly pulling out stitches. I just fussed at him twice to make him stop it. After the second time, he climbed off the futon and went into the living room. I followed him in there and found him -- no surprise -- with his head up under his tail.

So, since Butch can't be trusted, I won't write as much as I intended to tonight. I'll post again as soon as I don't have to police him. In the meantime, please know how much I appreciate your concern and your prayers.


  1. I'm so glad there were no complications with the anesthesia and we'll be thinking of you until you have what we hope will be good news. Carmon

  2. Glad he's home safely and doing well. I'm surprised they didn't give you one of those big collars so he can't get his head around. They usually do if they have something wrong with a leg or anything on their hind end. Possibly you can buy one at a Petsmart or other store like that. You at least could get some rest tonight. I'll keep saying prayers for a good outcome.

  3. I'm glad he made it through okay! I'll keep on with the good thoughts.

    Yep, sounds like an Elizabethan collar is in order, like Nan said I'm surprised they didn't give you one-maybe they thought he couldn't reach that far back.

    Give him a hug and kiss from me!

  4. It is hard to watch him every minute...what about those cones they put around their neck....

  5. You and Butch were in my thoughts and prayers all week. I came straight to your blog hoping for news. Sending good thoughts your way.


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