I wasn't going to post anything today because I'm starting to feel like a broken record, and I know that some of you are no doubt tired of hearing about Hamlet. I really do apologize for that. But he's consuming my life right now, and I so hope you understand.
I am really encouraged by how Hamlet is doing overall. He has a great appetite, he's up and around some, and I think that he's generally feeling pretty good. There are even a few tail-wags. The area where the surgery is of course very tender and bruised.
The only thing is, is that the drain that was put in came out this morning. I took him to the vet to have them take a look. My vets feels that it needs to be put back in because he has some fluid around his elbow. This means another surgery to which I reluctantly agreed. My vet doesn't work on Tuesday so another vet that I don't particularly like will be doing the procedure--How I feel about 'Dr. Taylor' has nothing to do with his capability, we just don't click. That aside, my biggest hope is that the swelling will have gone down by morning and he won't need to have the drain put back in. And if he has to have surgery again, it'll be quick and easy and Hamlet won't have any more hurdles to get over.
I hope you'll keep those prayers, positive thoughts, good karma, and anything else that you can think of coming for Hamlet.