after about a week of waiting, koda’s surgery day had arrived. she’d been fasting since midnight last night and she was so happy when i put on her leash… (i bet she thinks, “yay, walking!”). i dropped her off at the clinic at 10:30PM and gave her a good luck kiss.
aina and i picked her up at 6:30PM. she was already awake and, even though she looked a bit woozy from the anesthetic, she was very happy to see us. then, she turned around, showing us the incision…
i gasped in horror. aina started to cry… the wound was huuuge! the doctor explained that they had to cut out a big chunk of her skin around the tumor itself, to anticipate the spread. so, the margin was wide. she said, “it’s a good thing that koda has a lot of extra skin around the area.” i wonder where were those skin came from…
the doctor said that koda’s anesthetic had not worn off, so she wasn’t in pain… yet. then i got a list of stuff to do in the next 3 days, 3 syringes of pain killer, some antibiotics and stuff. we all walked home slowly, and aina said, “binggi, judging from the size of the stitches, i’m pretty sure they cut open koda earlier…”
as soon as we got home, koda went to the bathroom and did #1 and #2 right away. good. and she went straight to her food bowl, finishing her meal… great!
it took her a while to find a comfortable sleeping position. she tried to lay down, but ended up on the wrong side and the blood was on the floor. ouch! and after that, it looks like she was scared to lay down. so, the poor dog tried to sleep standing up!
she also had a hard time going up and down the stairs, so we tried to avoid the stairs as much as possible. but when koda was in pain or feeling uncomfortable, all she wants is to be close to us. unlike most dogs, instead of staying in a dark corner by herself, she needs body contact.
so, after finding the right side to lay down, she climbed up the couch (with our help, because she couldn’t get up by herself), and slept with her collar on.
she woke up when ari came home, but was too weak to got off the couch. i guess by this time, her pain reliever was all gone and she was in a lot of pain. but she just had to live with it for tonight, because we were not allowed to give her another dose of pain reliever until tomorrow.
her face reminded us to the time she was spayed. the ears flopped down, the eyes were clouded and very watery. she looked sad and very groggy. she was in a lot of pain…
that night we decided to go to bed early. koda sleeps in our bed, between ari and i. even though the doctor suggested that she should be sleeping on her own (so that we don’t end up kicking her wound in our sleep or so that she wouldn’t stain our bed with her blood), it was almost impossible to get koda to sleep by herself tonight. even if we moved a foot away from her, she will wake up and limp to us just to get close.
we lifted her up the stairs to go to our room. as soon as she laid down on our bed, she fell asleep. she moved and whimpered a lot in her sleep, and every time she did that, ari and i woke up. we had very little sleep that night…
Sakit apa Koda?
thinking of you all, and sending much love to Koda! Grits (our cat) has also been sick with what *may* be cancer but the vet is optimistic it’s not. in any case, i *completely* understand all the crying/worrying/not sleeping, whew. is she starting to feel better now??
Dear Koda, get well soon yaaa… Our thoughts and prayers for Koda… *huuuugs* Rani and I have been thinking of you and we miss you all so much… 🙁 huhuhuhu!
fiuh. thanks god koda udah sukses surgery nya. ya ampun gede banget jaitannya. tapi kalo koda langsung mau pupi , pipis , makan en minum itu udah bagus banget mba. oia, si kulo juga sama abis di operasi mukanya sedih trus malem pertama susah tidurnya. tapi malem selanjutnya tampak udah biasa2 aja. semoga cepet sembuh jaitannya ya koda.
kodaaaaaa *peluks* :’)
Aduh Koda, kasihan euy….jadi ikutan miris baca ceritanya.
Get well soon Koda…
kanker, ma. ada di entry yang ini detailnya: http://www.avocadolite.com/expiration/archives/002572.php
oh no, what happened with Grits? i thought he’s at his happiest that you guys moved to California!
koda is recovering quickly. she’s now back to her mischievous self… but we’re still anxious, waiting for the lab result.
have you heard the news on Grits and what he’s having?
makasiii cyn! she’s doing fine now and the wound is healing nicely without any infection. yay! hugs for you and rani from us!
iya, gue juga seneng banget langsung pupi, pipis DAN makan. padahal vetnya udah wanti2, ada kemungkinan dia ga mo makan.
eh, besoknya dia mogok makan. disogok makanan kaleng yang baunya enak itu deh… hihihi.
tapi emang bener ya, anjing itu kalo di operasi, hari pertamanya keliatan sedih dan kesakitaaaan banget. trus abis tidur seharian, besoknya udah balik normal lagi. cepet bener!
makasii nyanya! koda udah seneng lagi… lukanya udah mulai sembuh 😀
makasii mita! sekarang koda udah jauuuuh lebih mendingan. udah mulai nakal dan ga sedih lagi 😀
Poor Koda. 🙁 I’m sending lots of healing thoughts here way.
Poor Koda. Get well soon!
nangis bacanya! huhuhu..kasian koda 🙁
cepet sehat ya, koda *hugs*
*hugs Koda* get well soon girl… :'(
thank you meegs! she’s healing well… still nervous about the lab result. wish her luck! 🙂
thank you, lisa!
aww, makasii eka… sekarang udah sembuhan kok. mesti bbrp hari lagi bisa dilepas jahitannya 🙂
thank you, jeanette! ^^
Pains my heart to find out about this. Hope Koda is recovering well, Thalia. When will the results be out?
thank you beezy! koda is recovering well… the result should be sometime this week. i’ll write about it 🙂
Oh poor Koda!! I really hope she is recovering well now and is feeling better. The wound is so scary looking, but I really hope they got it all! Lots of love and hugs for all of you!
thank you, reese! she’s healing well and is now back to a normal koda 🙂 we’re still monitoring her closely, though, just in case other lumps show up. we hope not 🙂