Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Quick Update on Pep's Surgery

I spoke to the vet this evening who called with this brief report:

Peppy's surgery was successful, but I guess it took longer than expected and both kneecaps were very difficult to get back in place.  The level 4 knee in particular was a challenge.  I'll know more tomorrow when I go to pick him up.

I guess it must have been extensive, because the vet said he opted not to do the teeth cleaning because Pep had already been under anesthesia for a long time.  Another concern was that oral work sometimes kicks up bacteria in the bloodstream, and that might have posed extra risk.  Peppy will be on antibiotics for a while.

Tonight he's on injectable pain meds.  Someone is on duty until 8 p.m. and the next person comes on at 4 a.m. Hopefully he'll be so doped up he'll just sleep through.

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