Sunday, November 28, 2010

Good Signs

As I was getting dinner ready for the dogs in the kitchen, Hamlet appeared.  I guess he didn't want his dinner in bed after all--He stood and ate all of his dinner of chicken, rice and a little bit of kibble--A good sign!  You can also see that he's also putting weight on the front leg, which is a good sign that he hasn't lost use of it. I am hopeful we are headed in the right direction. 
**By his elbow what you see sticking out is a drain that will be in for a few days.

48 comments:

  1. What good signs! He really does look like he's bearing weight on it and I would certainly think that the fact that he's already up and eating is a testament to his willingness to fight his way back. GOOD BOY, HAMLET! Give yourself a pat on the back, "Mom"! ;-)

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  2. Bravo Hamlet!

    Bravo!

    Thanks for sharing these positive steps!

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  3. YIPPEE! You go Hamlet! You rock, Kim, the boy is better! Such a relief!

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  4. Ohhh, give the boy a hug, or maybe a gentle pat, for me. What a lovely, lovely picture that is.

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  5. Oh bless his brave little heart! Such a trooper! (And I hate those drains. One of our old doggies got attacked and had to have several of those near his stitches.) I wish there was a magic wand we could wave to make them all healed and healthy immediately.

    Eating is SUCH a great sign! And standing on his own already to!

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  6. That is such good news. I think the fact he went to the trouble of taking his shoes off before he ate is great news too....BOL

    YAY Hamlet

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  7. Oh Yes, this is definitely a good sign...Smiling ear to ear here in Georgia!
    Thanks so much for posting!
    Hugs to you and a gentle ear rub for Hamlet!
    Kit

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  8. I'd say those are very good signs.
    Sue

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  9. kim that is a great sign! i so hope he continues getting his strenght and heals 100%. i now know about where you are from...my favorite area in the united states! i love middleburg and you seem to be near it. we have stayed on snake hill road at goodstone inn and had a blast. i would think the vet care up there would be fab since your area is so 'horsey and doggy'...good luck and i know how hard this is on you....nugget had those two surgeries on his acls...it is hard to see our dogs hurt especially those sweet golden faces!

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  10. Hello Kim :)
    I took a few minutes out tonight before I head off to bed to catch up on some blog reading---I am so glad that I stopped in!! I am delighted to read that Hamlet seems to be feeling somewhat better. You must be so relieved. I totally agree--to see him eating at his food dish is a good sign. I hope you have a restful day tomorrow and that you will be able to spend the day with sweet Hamlet giving him lots of love:)
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
    xoxox
    Mimi

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  11. Yea Hamlet!!!!!
    You Wag Strong, remember "The Power of The Paw".


    Hamish & Sophie

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  12. Oh my! I'm glad he's up but his poor arm!! Let's hope this is a good sign!

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  13. Our sweetest Hamlet
    We are saying so many postive thoughts for you.
    We just know your going to be ok.
    We are going to keep you in our thoughts and prayers every day.
    Remember,,, that your bloggy friends love you
    love
    tweedles

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  14. Hooray for appetites and using that leg! When our dog had a drain like that I bought disposable bed pads (Chux, the kind you use on beds for incontinent people) and duct-taped them backwards inside a tee shirt. (So the absorbent area was next to the dog, and taped it around the perimeter on all four sides to the shirt.) It allowed the drain to flow freely but kept it from dripping on the floor. The tee shirt had the added benefit of keeping her from trying to mess with the wound. I just tied it on top in the back with a rubber band and it worked really well. In fact, our vet asked for one so he could show people how to make them.

    Thoughts are still flowing for Hamlet's continued progress.

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  15. Tina from TillamookSun Nov 28, 09:55:00 PM

    Oh, that is so great to see!!!!!
    He looked kind of wiped out in the previous post photo - this is just awesome!
    Big hugs to all - hope your day tomorrow is filled with more happy.
    I can't stop smiling at him eating his dinner - YAY!!!

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  16. Woof! Woof! This is good to see. You must have made a delicious chicken n rice meal. Not sure why they have to shave Hamlet so much. Sending my Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  17. That is GREAT news. He looks really good. I hope that this is a sign of wonderful things to come.

    That's a funny place for running shoes. Something tells me there's a story behind that :)

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  18. Hooray for Hamlet, what a trooper!!!

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  19. Oh, God love him! What a sweetheart. I'm so glad he's up and about... Thanks for keeping us updated

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  20. My favorite part of this picture is the tongue licking the bowl clean!

    Kira

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  21. Oh bless him. Even the smelly trainers didn't put him off his food! LOL xxx

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  22. He looks really good! What a great sign from Hamlet.

    x

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  23. We're so happy to see Hamlet home and recovering so well. Really like the "crumb catchers" under his dinner bowl. Very encouraging that he's able to stand and walk, and is so interested in food. We'll be thinking of him! And you.

    Jed & Abby & mama

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  24. That is wonderful news Kim! You must be so encouraged. So happy to see Hamlet up and about. :0)

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  25. Great news. Guess if they're eating then they want to hang around.

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  26. How wonderful that sweet Hamlet is up and having his dinner with everyone else ~ good for him! Poor pup ~ his shoulder looks cold without any fur on it! Maybe he needs a sweater! ;) I hope he improves more and more every day. I have my fingers crossed for him!

    Happy Monday!
    xo Catherine

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  27. that is good news.....here's hoping he has a speedy recovery,

    Gill in Canada

    Oh and Molly will be sending her love as well!!

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  28. good boy Hammie! he's a tough old guy! so glad to see him up and eating!
    xoxo

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  29. Oh Kim,I am so glad that things are looking up for Hamlet!

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  30. Ata boy, Hamlet. Eat well my boy and get better soon. :)

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  31. Thank you God for taking such good care of Hamlet!

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  32. Hi Kim
    What good news to see Hamlet standing & eating! Looks like he has a drain?

    Sending him extra hugs & licks

    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

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  33. He's looking good! We will continue to keep him in our prayers!

    Sam

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  34. God bless Hamlet's courageous heart! He is a good brave boy and I am sending all the good thought s I have to him today!
    Tina xo

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  35. oh, he is coming around!! Go Hamlet! Go Kim! Yay for Mondays off!!! I am enjoying one as well:)

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  36. Trying to catch up on blogs and just read about Hamlet. So good to see him up and eating. Hope his recovery is speedy! You've had your hands full lately! Glad to read that you had nice holiday visits with friends. Hope the rest of your year is calm and relaxing!

    The Road Dogs' Mom

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  37. Hurray for Hamlet!

    You can't keep a good dog down!

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  38. So happy for Hamlet!!!!
    I miss you tho Kim!

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  39. I'm so happy for Hamlet and for you. What a joy! What a wonderful dog he is, please give him a kiss from me. Or a pat.--Inger

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  40. Hamlet, you are such a brave guy! Keep on pawing your way back. Slurps, Tucker

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  41. Kim,
    This is amazing!!!
    I think he has come around faster than the last time he had surgery.
    I'm so very happy by this latest post that I have a huge smile on my face.
    Thanks for making my day!!!!

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  42. Just checking in on Hamlet...I guess no news, is good news!
    xoxo
    Kit

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  43. Ahhhhhhhhhhh - what Wonderful news! Love that he came to get his dinner with an appetite! Way to go Hamlet! Keep on keepin' on!!!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

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  44. Hamlet knows a good thing when he sees it! You, Kim, and a well deserved meal is what he needs right now! way to go you two!!!
    Jim

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