Wednesday, 24 June 2015

My beautiful little Nikki....


.....had her leg operation today.  Alan, the vet specialist at Davies who carried out the surgery, phoned me just after 5pm to say that all had gone well.  He told me that when he opened up the area around the joint, the tissue looked (to use his phrase!) "ugly".  He said that she had obviously had a lot of trauma to the joint :-(  Everything has now been removed and Nikki has had a metal plate  put in to fuse her leg.  

Whilst Adrian and I were out walking Matty, one of the vet nurses phoned to give us a further update.  She told Sam that Nikki has been up, had a wee ~ but turned up her nose at food!  I must say that I rather think I wouldn't be hungry either if I'd had an operation like that earlier in the day!  Her appetite does vary from day-to-day at the best of times, though.  I have had to go back to making their meals from scratch again (they are on a raw food diet, which seems to suit both of them very well indeed), as Nikki wasn't too keen on the "complete" ready-made raw food I tried them on.  I can only suppose that she prefers the variety of different vegetables I give them; the ready-made packs only contain peas, carrots and swede.  I give them a much bigger variety with things like cabbage, parsnips, broccoli, beetroot, tomatoes, apples.....

All being well, we are hoping to be able to bring her home on Friday :-)

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