It has been a little bit since I updated everyone about my foster dog, Leelu. I’ve been so kitten smitten that, in part, I got sidetracked. But I was also waiting for the results of her biopsy from the surgery last week.
The poor girl is still in a cone of shame, though I think it can come off very soon. And, with the shaving for the removal of the mole on her hip, she looks kinda funny.
But the good news is two-fold. On the dental they found that she had a cracked pre-molar and an exposed root. No, that’s not the good part. The good part is that this was taken care of and she feels sooooooo much better. It is no longer a great surprise that she growled at people when they tried to pet her around the muzzle or under her chin. She was in pain, and for who knows how long. It is hard to fix a behavior problem when physical pain is part of the equation, especially when you don’t know about the pain.
The other good news is that the mole that she was chewing on all the time was removed and it is benign. And totally removed, with little likelihood of returning.
With her teeth cleaned and repaired Leelu’s energy level has bumped up a few notches. She’s managed the dreaded cone pretty well for a week now, and I do take it off for short intervals. She’s licked the scabbing off the incision and I’m pretty sure it is completely healed, but am being cautious ’cause I don’t want the incision to open and to have to spend the rest of the day at the emergency vet getting stitches! There weren’t any stitches on the incision, just glue, so I am letting her lick it and clean it up, then the cone goes back on for it to dry so I can see how it is doing, and hopefully in the next day or two the cone comes off for good.
And all of this means that she is ready to get a forever home, so she’s up for adoption now, and my paws are crossed for her. I know the perfect home is just waiting for her. Stay tuned for what I hope will be a happily ever after ending!