~ spayed ~

06 December 2005

yesterday, when we picked her up from the vet, koda could barely stand. ari had to carry her home. the vet assistant said that we’re lucky we live only a few houses away… that’s so true, considering how heavy koda has become (12 kilos).

in pain
koda — woozy and in pain.

she slept the whole day and night yesterday. she woke up only to feed, then go back to sleep again. she once went to the bathroom, but she was so woozy, we were afraid she was going to fall off the ledge in our backyard. her ears were always flopped down whether she was asleep or awake. when she was awake, the look in her eyes were clouded — which is the total opposite of the everyday koda… lively, happy eyes. she has never been this quiet.

she looked tired and in a lot of pain. there is a 3cm wound on her lower belly. she could barely move her body, and whenever she wanted to change position of her back leg, she did it very slowly. sometimes, she whimpered in her sleep.

despite all that, she still wanted to sleep close to us. when she woke up and we were not anywhere near her, she would stand up on her shaky legs and walked up slowly across the living room to where we’re sitting. she would do all that to maintain body contact with us… at least when she’s awake.

so, i stopped working and just sat beside her the whole night. it broke my heart to see her walking to us in pain… so, no need to walk. i was so worried seeing her like that.

the night before spaying
the night before spaying

today, when we woke up this morning, we’re quite amused. she has bounced back to her usual self. she greeted us with wide swing of tail wagging. she licked and licked our face, arms, legs, etc. she even went down the stairs by herself.

she ate her full morning meal, drink almost the whole bowl. she nudged us to sign that she wanted to go to the bathroom. it’s her usual morning routine.

she even told us that she wanted to go for her morning walk! wow, that was quick.

well, we didn’t take her for a walk. she still can’t walk properly, yet. and it took her a while to get from standing to sitting position.

but we’re still amused by the speed of her recovery. the vet was right. animals have a huge tolerance of pain and they heal way much quicker than we, humans, do.

~ comment (8) ~

poor Koda..I want to hug her :(

I am glad she’s better now, tho :)

chibi | 6 December 2005 - 12:21 | reply

i know! i kept hugging and petting her yesterday, even when she’s asleep… but now, she’s almost back to normal. she has start to chew things again (which is not so good, but better than seeing her in pain), hehehe.

thalia | 6 December 2005 - 06:47 | reply

Luckily you still have time to with her before your trip to Japan, aotherwise…
I’m happy too that she is well again. say halo to her for us.

Mimi | 6 December 2005 - 05:26 | reply

yeah, we wouldn’t have her spayed if we didn’t have time to take care of her during her recovery. i think the timing was good :)

thalia | 6 December 2005 - 06:49 | reply

aww, poor koda. It almost break my heart too reading about it. Glad to hear that she is doing exceptionally well.

She is so adorable posing for the camera. Okay, and the mummy too :-)

bohemianlisa | 6 December 2005 - 09:45 | reply

hee, thank you… she loves cameras and would always pose for it (or lick it…).

thalia | 7 December 2005 - 08:47 | reply

huuuu..poor koda..but,my has she grown!!12 kilos!! i hope she doesnt like stepping on top of me anymore..(that would hurt now!!)hehhee.. *very excited to see you guys in Japan!!* =) youkoso!!

Jessi | 7 December 2005 - 10:39 | reply

yep, she has definitely become heavier. although, people said that she looks skinny… maybe most of her weight is on her bones… or collar :P

thalia | 7 December 2005 - 10:46 | reply