JJ: The Recovery Wonder Dog

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Yesterday, JJ went back to Dr. Shaffer for a surgery follow-up/scar check.

Mom chatted with Judy and JJ reviewed the little critters while they waited.  JJ surprised everyone with her shivering and tail between her legs… who can resist the Paradise Animal Center folks?  Guess JJ remembered last week!

JJ received an A+ from Dr. Shaffer on her scar healing. Mom told him with pride how JJ bounced back so quickly from surgery.

After Mom mentioned JJ’s skin irritation in her private areas, he took a quick look and approved of Mom’s idea to use MY boo boo salve.  During the exam, my sister had … ahem… an accident from being so worried.  Dr. Shaffer told Mom JJ most likely had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and would need another round of antibiotics.

Next Mom mentioned she thought JJ had another ear infection.  Dr. Shaffer took JJ into the “BIG ROOM.”  Mom had to take a few steps in as well, because our girl was a bundle of nerves.  

Dr. Shaffer put helping stuff into JJ’s ear and Mom will check in about 3 days.

Mom and JJ waited for Judy to prepare the bill and the medicine to come out of the big room.  While waiting, Miss Social Butterfly checked in with the new bird…

Luigi the cat…

And Zoey the schnauzer…

Next week, same K9 time, same K9 location for another check…

Another great healing day.

Mother’s Day – Not Much Needed After All

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Before addressing Mother’s Day, Mom and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you who wrote, air expressed, barked, meowed, called, texted and emailed to see how JJ was/is doing.  We are deeply moved and feel so fortunate to have crossed all of your paths.

JJ slept well and has passed all of the “musts” after surgery: eat, drink, eliminate, meds.  Her bubbly personality returned at least 50% today.  She’s fussing a little with her girlie-girl areas so Mom went out and bought a SWANKY Cone.  (How come I have the old fashioned model? huh?) She can’t quite figure how to work it yet, though.

What amazed us is the small size of the scar and her naked belly.  I’m trying so hard to Nurse Jetty JJ, however, Dr. Shaffer said I cannot, even though I’m well intentioned.  Does that mean I need continuing ed credits to learn different skills?

Oh, Mom’s trying that distracting technique thingie where you give JJ something to chew to divert her from her surgery area.

Other than that, we’re keeping a low profile today.

Back to Mom…

As it turns out, she seems quite content to celebrate her day with a morning nap, a card from Rachel, knowing JJ is ok and improving, company from all four of us (me, JJ, Puffy and Fluffy) and the HEAT game against this team called the Pacers, which she will watch after she posts this.  (She’s dvr-ing it right now!)  Love you Mom.  Love All of You, too, Jetty!

Another great Mother’s Day.