Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brother & Sister

WARNING... Last picture is graphic.

Mmm... so many smells!

 Hey big guy, you go find your own window!

Sir Lancelot is doing much better. He now has his "good" side, and his "ugly" side. And I am not talking about his personality. His right side looks great. If you see him from that side, all looks well.

Then you move to his right side, and reality kicks in. He still has some healing to go through.

But the good news is (we hope) he has gone through the worst part of the surgery healing. After his surgery, the incision and the area surrounding it swelled incredibly. We were very worried. We held off going to the vet for 2 days, as each time we take him, he goes lame (due to his spinal arthritis). When we finally were able to take him, she said it was too much to drain, and wanted to open him up again to take out the clots. We had to make the decision to say NO MORE SURGERY! We took him home and watched anxiously. He did not show ANY signs of pain or discomfort at all. He even lays on this side. The swelling got even bigger, so we were preparing for the possibility of having to say goodbye soon. I googled everything, and could not find ANY experiences like ours.

Knowing what we have been going through, friends have surrounded us and have been praying for Lance. People that we know are not usually "animal" people actually cared enough to pray and keep checking in. This last weekend marked a huge change in the swelling. It actually started going down. We are both so hopeful now. The vet has confirmed this is good news, and is now sure it was a Seroma, and said to wait until the swelling in completely gone before we bring him in to remove his stitches. Which is another good thing, considering his arthritis. What joy is in our home right now. Even Cinderella comes over and gives him Victory sniffs! This is a current shot of the wound. The swelling is about 1/2 the size it was a week ago (His side used to look pregnant). This looks good compared to before.

I keep telling him... "No matter what, you will always be my HANDSOME guy!" 

Thanks to everyone that prayed and sent good thoughts. We all felt them and have no doubt that it resulted in where we are now. My handsome boy thanks you too!


bbes tribe said...

Sir Lancelot is looking good. We are very happy for you all that there is improvement and that IS good.
Ernie and the furkids384ndamaup

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Sir Lancelot - I agree - I think you're a very handsome fellow, WHICHEVER side! That big scar is a Mark of Bravery. Great to hear that you're doing better! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Dobermom said...

Aww, Sir Lancelot! Hugs to you big guy! My boy had a seroma back in January after he had a lump removed. At first I was freaking thinking it was the lump coming back. My vet told me a warm compress would help. I could only do it a few times as he would never stay still long enough. But it did go away. Well wishes to your boy!