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Nov 10 2013


Charley Update – 2 days post surgery!!!

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Charley has been getting around well since he’s been home and he’s not having any issues walking!   Charley was the rock star as always and within an hour of being home he wanted to eat and drink and then went outside and peed and pooped.  We didn’t have to wait long at all for the Happy Poop Dance!

 

Friday night was rough since Charley wasn’t sleeping much at all.  We tried having a slumber party on the floor, but Charley would not sleep for more than an hour at a time…so needless to say, we didn’t sleep at all either.  I spent quite a bit of time sitting with Charley overnight outside since he wanted to lay in the cold, wet grass.  He seemed happy, but I was rather cold!

 

Since none of us slept well at all, by Saturday we were all exhausted.  I brought up the x-pen that we used after his amputation and we blocked off part of the great room for Charley.  We put a comforter on the floor and his doggie bed inside hoping he would relax and fall asleep….and it worked.  We all spent Saturday napping.

 

xpen

Charley is on Rimadyl (50mg 2x/day) and Tramadol (75mg every 6-8 hours) for pain.  After his amputation, he had issues with Tramadol (100mg every 6-8 hours)….he was panting, having muscle spasms, looked anxious, yelping, etc. which is the reason that his dose is lower this time.  His weight on Friday was 64.01 pounds.

 

We noticed a big difference from yesterday (Saturday) to today (Sunday) with Charley.  Yesterday when it was getting close to the 4 hour mark after giving him Tramadol, he began panting and looking more restless and by the 5 hour mark he was definitely looking more uncomfortable.  Today, we’ve been giving Charley his Tramadol every 6 hours and he hasn’t been panting or looking uncomfortable even when it’s getting close to giving him the next dose.  Charley is acting more like himself which is quite amazing since his surgery was only 2 days ago!

 

Here’s a few pictures of Charley rocking his crop tops!!!

Charley 11.9.13

 Charley 11.10.13
Here’s a picture of Charley’s incision site at day 2.  It’s healing nicely with minimal swelling and no drainage whatsoever.
Charley1-11.10.13

 

 

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

 

  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo 


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46 responses so far




46 Responses to “Charley Update – 2 days post surgery!!!”

  1.   Nola's Mommyon 10 Nov 2013 at 6:33 pm     Reply1

    He look absolutely FANTASTIC! So happy for you guys! Sounds like he is doing very well! Sending lots of hugs and kisses! xoxoxoxo
    Heather & Badass Angel Nola

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 6:38 pm     Reply2

      Thank you Heather and Badass Angel Nola!!!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

      •   Lori Boltonon 11 Nov 2013 at 10:43 am     Reply3

        Wonderful news Ellen – what a relief….cancer sucks….We ran one of our greyhounds in today – thought our Dolly had a hemagio starting on her foot but it was an abrasion – whew…we just lost our Minnie in July to hemagio so I was real worried. She’s 12.

        •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:44 pm     Reply4

          Thank you Lori! I’m glad that Dolly is ok!
          Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
          Ellen and Charley xoxo

  2.   trituckon 10 Nov 2013 at 6:35 pm     Reply5

    Charley looks great!

    Hope sleep is better for all of you…it makes a big difference!

    Linda and Tucker 🙂

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 6:39 pm     Reply6

      Thank you Linda and Tucker!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  3.   benny55on 10 Nov 2013 at 6:36 pm     Reply7

    Oh good!! I’ve been checking in waiting for Charley’s update! Well worth the wait!!

    Charley, yoj are soooooo amazing!! You sparkle in your pictures! Other than the ncision site, you look jusg as gleeful and happy as befor the surgery!

    YOU ARE A ROCK STAR!! We’re proud to know a celebrity!

    Glad yoj all were able to get sme good rest Saturdy. Try and sleep inside now so your mom doesn’t jave to sleep on te cold, wet grass, okay? You are a very, very loved boy Charley!!

    So glad your recovery as been smooth and fast too!

    STEAK FOR CAELEY!!

    Love to all!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 6:40 pm     Reply8

      Thank you Sally and Happy Hannah!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  4.   Michelleon 10 Nov 2013 at 6:55 pm     Reply9

    Charley is looking awesome. that incision looks great too. Keep kicking butt & fighting Charley. Love the tops too. Look at the sparkle in his eyes.

    Hugs
    Michelle & Angel Sassy

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:11 pm     Reply10

      Thank you Michelle and Angel Sassy!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  5.   Courtneyon 10 Nov 2013 at 7:06 pm     Reply11

    Hi Ellen! It’s been a long time since I have seen you in our OT/ST parties with the triplets, but I wanted to say what an amazing little guy you have. I love to hear the updates with Charley and pray he is better very soon. Lots of prayers to you!!!

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:11 pm     Reply12

      Thank you Courtney! 🙂
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  6.   Anita McDermotton 10 Nov 2013 at 7:16 pm     Reply13

    Looks good. Keep up that fight, Charley. You have a lot of people, animals, and Angels behind you.

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:12 pm     Reply14

      Thank you Anita!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  7.   Angel Abby's momon 10 Nov 2013 at 7:33 pm     Reply15

    He looks great! Keep kicking cancer to the curb, Charley!

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:12 pm     Reply16

      Thank you Jackie!!! 🙂
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  8.   Turbotailmurphon 10 Nov 2013 at 7:52 pm     Reply17

    You are my hero, Charley! All of this in just two days? Yep…Superdog!

    Murphy

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:12 pm     Reply18

      Thank you Murphy!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  9.   fourminipupson 10 Nov 2013 at 7:52 pm     Reply19

    Looking good Charley!! And yay for getting some naps in.

    Luanne and Spirit Shooter

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:13 pm     Reply20

      Thank you Luanne and Spirit Shooter!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  10.   Jillon 10 Nov 2013 at 8:40 pm     Reply21

    Way to go Charley! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:13 pm     Reply22

      Thank you Jill!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  11.   jerryon 10 Nov 2013 at 8:47 pm     Reply23

    You ROCK Charley! This is fantastic news, here’s 3-paws up for a great week ahead.

    •   Charley's Momon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:13 pm     Reply24

      Thank you Jerry!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  12.   Janelleon 10 Nov 2013 at 9:19 pm     Reply25

    Yeah!! Charley…. And go mizzou:)

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:44 pm     Reply26

      Thank you Janelle! M-I-Z! Z-O-U!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  13.   Mare Beanon 11 Nov 2013 at 3:23 am     Reply27

    Yay Charley!!! So happy you are doing so well!! Keep up the awesome work and kiss your mommy!! I love your tops, you look great in them!!! Mare and Oliver.

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:45 pm     Reply28

      Thank you Mare and Oliver!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  14.   Joanneon 11 Nov 2013 at 8:58 am     Reply29

    When Charley’s happy, we’re all happy! So glad for all of you, Ellen!

    joanne and angel summit

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:45 pm     Reply30

      Thank you Joanne and Angel Summit!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  15.   BarretsMomHeatheron 11 Nov 2013 at 9:59 am     Reply31

    Yay 🙂 So glad you are home and feeling good! Sending positive vibes your way!

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:45 pm     Reply32

      Thank you BarretsMomHeather!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  16.   Christineon 11 Nov 2013 at 10:19 am     Reply33

    so glad to read this update.. and so glad that he is letting you sleep now!! lol
    and of course, it’s great that you konw what to expect with his operation and recovering.. because we have all been there before eh?
    Wishing you a speedy, clean recovery Charley!!!!
    Christine….. with Franklin in her heart♥

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:45 pm     Reply34

      Thank you Christine and Franklin!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  17.   labsruson 11 Nov 2013 at 11:56 am     Reply35

    So happy to read your report and see happy photos of everyone’s favorite chocolate lab Charley!
    He looks like such a Champ!
    Wishing you continued success with his healing and a more normal sleep pattern for you all.
    Please keep us posted.

    Super Dog Angel Hunter is watching over you Charley.

    Love, Hunter’s pack

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:46 pm     Reply36

      Thank you Hunter’s pack! I’m glad that Angel Hunter is watching over Charley!!!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  18.   Shelleyon 11 Nov 2013 at 12:52 pm     Reply37

    Congratulations on your precious Charley’s quick recovery! I am so glad to see these results! We take my Murphy tomorrow for biobsy and most likely will schedule surgery later this week or early next……..I am so nervous but trying to be strong for my girl!! Keep us updated and so thrilled for you!

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:47 pm     Reply38

      Thank you Shelley! Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to Murph!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  19.   Danicaon 11 Nov 2013 at 2:49 pm     Reply39

    Wonderful update!!!

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:47 pm     Reply40

      Thank you Danica!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  20.   Cathieon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:36 pm     Reply41

    It’s wonderful that Charlie is doing so well!

    Cathie and Poppy

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 1:48 pm     Reply42

      Thank you Cathie and Poppy! Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to Poppy. I’m sorry that she’s going through a rough time.
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  21.   Tammyon 12 Nov 2013 at 9:51 pm     Reply43

    Charley looks awesome. Keep on rockin’ Charley. You are such an inspiration. You inspired my Azia. She’s an angel looking out for you.
    Tammy

    •   Charley's Momon 12 Nov 2013 at 10:00 pm     Reply44

      Thank you Tammy! I’m glad that Azia is looking out for Charley!
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

  22.   Kristinaon 13 Nov 2013 at 2:28 pm     Reply45

    So glad Charley’s recovery is going so well! He looks so cute in his shirts! Praying for good results : )
    Kristina

    •   Charley's Momon 13 Nov 2013 at 6:48 pm     Reply46

      Thank you Kristina! I appreciate it! 🙂
      Hugs and chocolate Labby kisses,
      Ellen and Charley xoxo

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