Well last night was the big night, and Sampson went to the Vet to have his stitches removed. I was a little nervous, I mean I’ve had stitches twice. Once when I had my appendix out and once after my C-Section.
The appendix stitches were super easy and I never felt them coming out, BUT the stitches for my C-Section hurt like a son of a bitch! Of course it could have had everything to do with the fact that I’d just delivered twins, who had each weighed 6.5 pounds and my stomach looked like a bowl of pizza dough.
But I digress.
So I’ve had two experiences with stitches, one good, one bad and I’m not sure how it was going to go for my puppy. On the way into the Vet’s office, I told Hubby, “I’ll take the bite.”
Hubby said, “No, I’ll hold him.”
No-one held him. The stitches in his face were out super quick.
As soon as Dr. Soutter moved to the area at the top of his leg, I started feeding him treats. He stiffened once or twice, but never turned to look and never stopped eating his treats.
All told it took less than a minute. Dr. Soutter said he’d healed up beautifully and he now has no restrictions. Thank heavens, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “NO Running!” or “No wrestling!” in the last 10 days.
So the cone of shame has been retired. I stuck that cone in the closet. With the way Delilah devours things, I’ve a feeling we’re going to need it again at some point.
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