RAFFLE WINNERS & THE PRIZES THEY CHOSE ARE HERE
On 16 December, Jan writes:
Surgery took place this a.m. She is recovering with her new hip. Everything went well, and all expect a full recovery. We will know more on Friday. Thanks for all your good wishes and prayers.
I would like to thank everyone as well for their Zen and good wishes and support of her fundraiser. National, of course, would have paid the entire bill, but it certainly has been comforting to have individual and group support for this sweet dog. Your contributions will help all Airedales because that means there is more money left for the next needs.
On Sunday, Christine reports:
There is continued good news from Oklahoma State Veterinary School. The report is that Dolly continues to improve. She is eating well, and showing no signs of discomfort, so they have cut her pain meds in half. Jan reminded the doctor that Airedales have very high tolerance for pain, and he said he was aware of that breed characteristic. The doctor also said other diagnostic evaluations supported what they observed in her. She will be sent home with pain meds for approximately five days. That means she might be at Jan's house as early as Tuesday! Then comes the long but loving rehab period.
On Thursday, 23 December, Jan reports:
Brought Dolly home today and she did not like being in the vehicle for the ride. She is very nervous, but we made it home and she is a very quiet girl. Have her in her own room, and she is cooperating when we put on her leash and sling. She is weight-bearing on her new hip and uses it to support her body while she pees. I will have my vet remove her staples in approximately ten days. She is eating well but still needs to put on some weight.
She responds to my husband more than to me. She will return to OSU on January 17, 2005 for radio x-rays to check on how the prosthesis is doing.