This morning Lucas is resting comfortably. His surgery on Wednesday didn't take nearly as long as the first, but unfortunately it was not without its little glitches along the way. When I dropped Lucas off in the morning, he was anxious and seemed nervous, and that continued while waiting for the surgery to begin. For some dogs, this may not be too much of a problem. However I've thought that Lucas has a bit of laryngeal paralysis because his breathing when he's excited becomes really loud and raspy. When he had problems breathing before his surgery, the dentist took an x-ray to look at his heart and lungs, which were thankfully okay. And since Lucas was under anesthetic, the doctor took a peek at his throat via a scope, which confirmed that the folds of his larynx are not opening and closing as they should. Lucas's breathing problems continued after he woke up and an injection of Acepromazine which is a tranquilizer, was given to help keep him calm. Needless to say, he was pretty loopy, wobbly and glassy-eyed when I picked him up. He was of course that way the entire evening.
On the way home I made a really quick stop with Lucas and when I came out of the store, he was sitting in the drivers seat of my van. He's never gotten into one of the seats before and wish I'd had my camera because he was quite a sight sitting up in the seat but with his head on the window and his eyes all glassy and half opened. I guess he was so 'drugged up' he thought he could drive? I guess if he'd been a person he would have thought he could fly--Maybe Lucas thought that too, who knows?
Its been a hurried and very tiring week with very little spare time. This morning I'm taking Todd to check out a new day-care. I don't know much about the place other than it's an indoor and outdoor facility and has a pool. Afterwards, I get to do my favorite thing which is to be home. I'm really sorry I've not been able to read your blogs this week and so I'm really looking forward catching up on your news! Enjoy your Thursday!!