Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Grand-Dogmom's Getting a New Knee Today!

So, we decided to take a break from telling you all about our doggie woes like caught-in-the-door-tail tales and tummy troubles. We'll be fine, although we've learned to milk these situations as much as we possibly can... 'cuz we never know when there'll be another one.

["Yeah, right," says dogmom.]

Anyways, we thought we'd dedicate our post today to our grand-dogmom. You know, the one that had a birthday just two weeks ago? She got up at what was practically the middle of the night -- of course, since she's related to US -- to go to the hospital so she could get a new knee. See, in human years, she's older both of us and dogmom added together. But, in dog years, she's nowhere close to that old. It's so confusing. I need a nap.

Anyways... grand-dogmom is having surgery today to get a new knee. I think that's what it is. They're going to replace the old one, whatever that is. That way, she'll be able to walk better ... 'specially when Pooh Bear comes to visit her. She's in surgery right now and should be done in another half hour or so. Dogmom is waiting to hear how it went. We'll let you know when we find out.

We're sending doggie licks and kisses right over to the hospital. Meanwhile... about that nap.

Wuf Ya!

UPDATE - 10:00 a.m. - Granddogmom is out of surgery and all went well. They discovered that she actually was NOT a candidate for a partial replacement, so are happy that they decided in advance to do the full joint replacement. During surgery, they also discovered a small tear on the ACL, which was likely causing her knee to buckle on her, and they repaired that.

Siti is in recovery and will likely be ordering everybody in the hospital around really soon...
Wuf Ya!

UPDATE - 10:45 a.m. - Granddogmom has been transferred to ICU for observation. Her blood pressure has fallen "dangerously low," which they say happens sometimes. She is still pretty groggy, but awake and aware. Dogmom thinks it's probably a good thing that she opted for the spinal instead of general anesthesia. The cardiologist will be in to see her soon. We'll keep you posted on what we hear.
Wuf Ya!

UPDATE - 4:20 p.m. - The cardiologist checked on granddogmom and gave her some different medication for her nausea that should also help to get her heart rate and blood pressure back up to normal. She thought that perhaps it is a reaction to the morphine and that she shouldn't have that again if she ever goes back for surgery. Dogmom's sister works at the hospital, so she's been keeping a good eye on everybody today. We really 'preciate that.

Auntie Ann (who works at the hospital) said granddogmom should sleep really well tonight and will likely feel a lot better tomorrow.
Wuf Ya!

5 comments:

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Lots of goodwishes to grand-dogmom.

Hope she is out of ICU fast.

From all of us here.

Kate, Adrian, Pippa

Johann The Dog said...

Big get wells from us!

Johann, Gracie, Wolfie and Wiggy!

Peanut said...

We will be checking for updates. My dad's blood pressure does that with surgery to. They just watch him extra close.

Gomer & Opie said...

Thanks for all your good wishes, dogfriends! Dogmom says she needs a vacation from all her sick relatives ... I think she means us!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Poor Grand-dogmom. We hope she feels better tonight. Morphine can make you very sick. Our Grandpa can't have it anymore, makes him very nauseated, etc. She'll be glad she had her knee replaced, it will feel so much better. Our uncle R had hip replacement 2 years ago & wishes he had done it sooner. Give her some wirey hugs from us!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy & Snickers