Roxy is doing much better today. Yesterday she was quite out of it most of the day and fairly freaked out by the buster cone collar. She then spent most of the evening last night doing one of the following things:
- Trying to get the buster cone collar off. At one point she successfully removed one of the bands holding it on. Luckily we caught her doing that.
- Staring at us with an expression of WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?
- Resisting sleep. We weren’t sure if it was because she didn’t like trying to sleep with the collar on or if it was her leg that was bothering her or if it was a bizarre reaction to the medication but she would refuse to lay down. She would just stand in the middle of the room like a cow in a pasture with a blank look in her eye. Towards the end of the evening she would sit…but refuse to lay…which meant she was either leaning up against a chair or a bed sleeping in the sitting position or she would dose off til her head fell forward and the collar hit the ground and then she would wake up again.
She did eventually settle down in her kitchen bed (she has a bed in a couple of places throughout the house) and sleep. She isn’t suppose to jump so we lock her into the kitchen with the baby gate.
Today when I went home for lunch to check on her she seemed a lot happier. She seems to have gotten use to having a conehead and is getting better at judging distances with it on. She still freaks out a little bit if she hits it into something and it makes a loud noise. Over all though she was just a happier dog. Don’t believe me? check out this picture: