Vito, Mommy must apologize for hijacking your blog with all-things-Vinny. But I know you don't mind because you are just as concerned about Vinny as the rest of us!
It's been a long few days for all of us. Vinny is doing okay, whatever "okay" means after such a traumatic surgery. He has mostly been in a sitting/standing trance since Wednesday morning (after sleeping all night Tuesday - the day of surgery). The vet said this was normal, caused by the narcotic pain killer that he is on. He also said that he probably does not want to lie down because of the incision, which seems to be true. I have seen him try to lie down on the rug and it's immediately uncomfortable for him and he returns to sitting or standing position. It is truly heartbreaking because I know how tired he has to be. He starts to fall asleep and catches himself.
Bedtime has been hard. The first night, as I said, he slept like a rock. The second night, he woke up, and thus woke me up (luckily actually), by leaping in to action and trying to jump off of the bed at 2:30am. Again at 3:30am. Again at 4:30 am. Neither of us slept again that night. Last night, he did the same thing at 11:30 pm before I had fallen asleep, at which point I decided to just put him in his crate to make it easier for me since I had to actually go to work the next day (I stayed home with him the first day after). It wasn't easy for him though (or me it turned out), he cried at first and was still standing up when I fell asleep, whatever time that was. I woke up to him crying at 6:30am.
He was to be restricted from jumping on the furniture for FOUR WEEKS. But that has proven impossible to stop. He does it before I can catch him, and when I do try to lift him on or off of furniture while avoiding the massive incision, he fights and squirms which I think is more risky for injury than him jumping on to the furniture. Also when I have lifted him up, he immediately jumps back down. :(
This morning I took him back to the vet because I was concerned about how red the area was, and also about him being unable to lie down and sleep. They assured me that all was normal, but also gave me a lower dose pain killer to start tomorrow which should remove him from the trance-like state but still relieve his pain.
One should never wish their life away, but right now I would like to fast-forward four weeks when this boy is healed and I'm able to snuggle on him again!
We should have the results of his pancreas biopsy by the end of next week.
Thanks again for everyone's support! Pug hugs to all!