07 September 2008

update from muzzer

I wanted to check in this evening and thank all of you who have been so supportive with the surgery, Rodney's removal, and consequent complications. And also, to give you a reality based update on Gussie's condition.

Actually, for all her other faults, Teka has been very accurate in reporting on how Gus is getting along. If anything, she has understated the improvement.

ALL of the swelling/fluid in the pocket has gone down. Rich says this is because he is the doctor in the family, and he was most diligent in applying hot packs. Seeing the state of the bathroom, I believe him.

Gus has much more pep than he did on Thursday morning when I left. My guess is that the Auntie Bye Otick has done a good job on the infection that no one but me could smell.

Rich reports NO leaking from the wound, and it has certainly dried up nicely to my uninformed eyes. My initial estimate of fourteen stitches was a bit short. With all the swelling gone, I can now count 26 on the surface. I will have to ask the Doctor if she wrote that down.

I will have pictures tomorrow, I promise.

As for miss TEKA, please do not be looking for any of my sweaters in the mail, regardless of her promises. I'm sorry...I have a feeling that this may be my first winter in many to really enjoy my winter clothes. Maybe next year doggies.

TEKA has been grounded from the computer for a week. Maybe more, I haven't had time to read all the posts, and I don't know what outrageous remarks and promises she made in comments, but I apologize/retract them. Sheesh.

Anyway, I am glad to be home. I think.



Asta said...

Welcome home!!!!!
I'm so happy to heaw about Gussie's pwogwess!!! He is such a good patient and We wewe all cwossing evewything, so I just knew he would be OK, but it suwe is nice to have it confiwmed...that many stitches should go all the way awaound the poow cutie..I'm sending kissies fow evewy one of them..
ummmm you mean I'm not getting the owange ow puwple cashmewe??
I aweady had a nice bed covew planned fow my little box..sheesh, that Teka..she is notty..Mommi is weally looking fowawd to weawing hew wintew clotheses too..but she's still sopping wet and too hot to weaw anything...it's embawwasing..I hope it gets cold soon
smoochie kisses

the 4 Bs said...

thanks for the update on Gus. we're glad that his recovery is progressing. we think he needs to get back to blogging pretty soon since Teka is having way too much fun with us.

now for missy Teka, well she sent us an email and made some promises about some cozy and soft pillow covers. this is probably old stuff, bottom of the closet, on it's way out, right? anyway, let her know that we'll be checking our mail. hee hee!


Harry said...

So glad to hear Gussie is perking up. Paws crossed you're over the worst.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Maggie and Mitch said...

UHOH! We tried to warn you, Teka!
We're so glad to hear you're on the mend, Gussie! We can't wait to see pictures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Peanut said...

Welcome home Muzzer. Glad Gussie is doing better. Don't be to hard on Teka. She tries she really does.

BenTheRotti said...

So pleased to hear Gussie is amking good progress, I am keeping my paws crossed for his continued recovery and sending rotti-healing-slobbers over for good measure

Ben xxxx

Agatha and Archie said...

TWENTYSIX?????Oh dear Archie just fainted.......Good thing Gussie is a model patient and is doing so well and welcome home MUZZER!! Ah about those cashmere sweaters.......Love A+A

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Welcome home Muzzer! Uh, Teka did mention sending me a lovely cashmere sweater in charcoal grey I believe. And possibly a pillowcase for Scooter.....I hope she hasn't mailed them all out yet!!
We are thrilled for Gussie. Thank goodness for aunty bye otic. Can't wait for pics of his incision. Rodney was one big ol piece of fat!!
Welcome home!

Abby said...

Hi, Muzzer...

Thanks for the update on Gussie...

I'm telling you...There are way toooo many of us getting sick & going to the Vet lately...We need to stop this...

Tell Gussie I hope he feels better...& don't be too hard on Teka, she was only trying to help..

Abby xxxooo

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Muzzer,
Glad you are home safe & that our Gussie boy is doing well. Miss Snickers was very worried for him. She was pacing back & forth the last few days wondering about him. Now today maybe she can nap, hehehehe.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butcho & Miss Snickers

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hey Gussie,Teka and Muzzer,
We have an award for you at our blog. Come on over and pick it up!Hugs

Jake of Florida said...

Fortunately, we have no need for cashmere sweaters -- unless by some miracle we get to go to St. Loulis this year -- and we told Teka that she should be more selective in her gnoshing.

We're glad you're feeling better Gussie!! Soon Rodney will be just one of those passing infatuations. Just stay out of trouble so muzzer doesn't have to practice her prat falls anymore!!!

Love to all,

xxJake and Just Harry

Stanley said...

Welcome home, Muzzer!!!

I know that while Gussie LOVES his dad, there's nothing like the hugs and scritches of his muzzer to make him feel completely loved.

Glad to hear that the void Rodney left has not be filled with anything else, and that it will eventually be covered in Gussie fuzz!

As for Teka, she really did do a great job reporting on Gussie's condition. I wouldn't be TOO hard on her.

Goober love & smooches to you,

Bumpass Hounds said...

Heya Gus,
Did the muzzer bring you back some BBQ ribs from St. Louis? We like BBQ ribs and evidently St. Louis is kinda famous for the way they make them there.
Your vet is a very talented stitcher. Your hair is growing back really good. It took 4ever for Homer J.'s hair to grow back after he had his 2more taken out. He had his sweqatshirt on a long time cuz it was in January and february so it was COLD.
We list your blog on our blog as one of our friends; hope you don't mind. OBTW - Nice tail shot.

Joe Stains said...

what wonderful news about Gus, not so wonderful news for Miss Teka. I sure hope she didn't promise to host a party there anytime soon or anything. not that she mentioned it to Tanner. or discussed 309 happy meals or sonic brown bag meals.