February 24, 2008

Ching-Ching The Nun

Our first post-op night was quiet. Ching-Ching seems somewhat restless this morning trying to lick wounds that she can't reach and panting a little. She ate her food but didn't drink much water. Her nose is wet and cool, though. She's dripping a few drops of what nurses call serosanguineous fluid. I'm not sure where it's coming from, but we're going to have a heck of a time cleaning our carpets!

It's difficult for her to walk around outside because the snow has a frozen layer of ice that breaks up and drops down a few inches every time she takes a step! When she returned from outside, she worked her way to the bedroom and woke up "Daddy Jim' with her cold nose. "Hey Buddy! Please scratch behind my ears and rub my chest." By the way, during the abdominal surgery, the vet, Dr. Zinni, also removed a small growth from Ching-Ching's lower right eyelid.

We had to remove the "lampshade" for her to drink water because when she lifts her head, the entire bowl of water tips over. I wonder how she was suppose to drink with that on?

I hope the pictures don't take too long to download because I didn't save them for the web. You can click on each picture for a very close-up view - especially the one that shows the snow outside!

Jim and Sheba at Christmas time.

Take Care on the Journey,


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