Thursday, July 17, 2014

She's home!

Isabelle did really well during surgery. The vet said her heart was strong, and she came out of anesthesia quickly. The tube irritated her throat some, causing coughing, but nothing terrible. 

The incision is pretty long, probably 3-4 inches. We won't get the pathology report for 5-7 days. The tumor itself will be graded, and they tested the nearest lymph node, too. 

Last night, Isabelle was one grumpy pug. She did not get the bedtime treat of Cheerios that we always get. Mom thought she was being sneaky by giving us our Cheerios on the floor, but Isabelle knew. 
These nearly blind eyes are accusing. ACCUSING!
This morning, she was pretty unhappy when everyone else got to eat, and she didn't. She fussed the whole time. Then snarfed around the car seat for a crumb. 
She wasn't super thrilled to be back at the vet either. For the fourth time in a week. 
The vet tech took the opportunity to clean her ears, eyes and nose while Isabelle was out. It's the only way it can be done without her trying to bite.

She was pretty loopy on the ride home, too. 

 However, she perked up when it was time to eat. Just a little at first, then more as the evening goes on. She has a whole cup of food to eat in only a few hours! 

Here's the little patient, just waiting to pop up from the bed as soon as mom moves. 

We have to keep her incision clean, make sure she has her meds on time and gets lots of rest. 
She's still loopy but she made it. 
Isabelle Sassypants will ride again.


  1. Yay! We're glad she's home! Isabelle, when one of us has to go without breakfast, neither of us gets breakfast - Mom says "it's only fair" - so if you have to go back to the v-e-t (and we really hope you don't), we think you should tell your Mom everyone has to suffer without breakfast! :-) We'll keep our paws crossed that the pathology report comes back as clean as possible!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. Yay!!! Such fabulous news! Isabelle's sassy attitude makes me smile. Keep us updated on the test results. I'm praying for a quick and painless recovery.

  3. Go Isabelle!!!!!!!!!!!!

    retro rover

  4. Rest sweetie. You will feel better now that you are home
    Lily & Edward

  5. Such good news! Gammy and Gampy will still be keeping her and her Hu-mom in our prayers!

    Love, Gampy

  6. Oh yeah! We got home from camping and are pleased to see Isabelle handled the surgery well! We will keep our paws crossed for good results.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  7. Yeah! We are so happy to hear that! Hope Isabelle gets lots of fun food over the next few days. She deserves it!

    Roxy & Lucky

  8. Hi Isabelle! You are such a brave pug! I'm so glad to hear your surgery went well and you are recovering. I'm sure your mom is taking excellent care of you and making sure you are comfortable. I hadn't visited your blog recently, so I'm sorry I missed the whole start to this story. I finally got caught up. I hope all the tests come back good. I'll be keeping my paws crossed for you!