Benji had his last food and drink at 5.30 p.m. the night before. We arrived at the vets at the allocated time 8.50 a.m. I had to call him from his bed.The vet nurse took us into the consultation room where she took the necessary details and I signed to give permission for his anaesthetic. At this point he was a little unsettled. Obviously memory of the other day. I was asked whether they could give him a blood test (more expense)but after a lengthy discussion decided against it. At 13 years old Benji remains a very healthy dog. The nurse took Benji’s lead and he went good as gold with her and I left the room after a minute to allow them to ‘disappear’. Just as I left I could hear Benji barking.
I phoned at 2 p.m as requested and informed he could be picked up at 4 p.m.
he had a cone round his face to protect the ear from scratching. He has lots of stitches and has to go back on Monday for a check up. Benji pleased to see me and I took him home in the car.
He is on antibiotic x 2 a day and Metaform x 1. Chicken and rice were on the menu at 5.30 p.m. this followed by another meal at 10.p.m. He was hungry. A restless evening and to get some sleep I had to put him in the kitchen to sleep. Constantly crying.
Yesterday a better day and getting used to the cone. A small walk was taken but not far. Again today will be a couple of short walks just for toilet purpose.
- Due to the destruction and havoc being done by upstairs while Benji away I took the opportunity to clear the back yard completely. This meant lugging big pots of plant right round the back and taking some round for a neighbour to look after. You know that yard is mine so stuff should be left there. Of course now she’s in her element in putting her rotary line with wash in on. I should not have to live like this. Even my temporary gate, put up to stop Benji from going into the back yard from the back, she has moved.
- Am off to speak to the solicitor on Monday to try and get things hurried up. I’m feeling really exhausted today and it has been an effort to write to you. I have had a letter from the hospital re assessment in having my other cataract done – 10 May and know for 6 weeks after the op NO HEAVY LIFTING. So maybe that will help. O.k time to stop now From Mary & Benji