So, Buster was able to come home last Saturday morning. My Mom and Dad picked him up from the vet. Poor guy! He had that “vet” smell.. His stomach was all shaved and he looked pretty pitiful. He came home and promptly made himself comfortable on the bed, he’s a comfy Muffin!
Up until today, he has been taking 5 pills, twice a day. Now he’s down to 3 pills twice a day for another week. I’ve been taking him outside on leash each time he has to go. Of course I don’t want him to wander or run when he has stitches, but I especially don’t want him to eat grass!
It’s amazing how quickly dogs, animals in general, recover from surgery. He had major surgery, opening him up, and opening up his stomach. He had no trouble walking, or being excited. I wonder if it’s because dogs don’t really have the “poor me” attitude? Buster has been a little more tired the past few days, but other than that (and the shaved stomach!) you really wouldn’t know that he had surgery! Of course, he’s pretty tough…
I have been a little worried about his bathroom habits though. I’m guessing that his stomach muscles are not up to par yet, and it might hurt him a little to go to the bathroom. So, I’ve been concerned… I found out today that I might have the best husband in the world – He called me today just to let me know that Buster went #2 – ha-ha!! He knows me too well!
In talking to the vet I found out that the grass that Buster ate wasn’t just regular lawn grass, it was that more stalky-type grass that you find in a field. We have fields and alfalfa in our yard. Dr. Voss made a guess that Buster initially ate a dead animal or something that smelled really good. He said that he probably ate a bunch of that long, thick grass that was around it. Well, the dead animal made its way through his stomach, but the grass did not. It wound itself into a large ball and just wasn’t going anywhere. So, it was a good thing that we took him in!