Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thor!!!

Thor has been home about 4 hours. He's staggering like a drunk - it's a good thing my son stapled carpet to the ramp he made Thor last week, or the poor guy wouldn't be in the Suburban yet. He came in, leaned on everyone for a while (Mango's Momma knows the Mastiff Lean), and then laid down.

Thor's snoring loudly, instead of his normal soft snoring. He's got fentanyl patches on his haunch, and they warned us not to let him run or jump, and to give him plenty of cage rest.

All of which leads to the questions: Does Thor need to be told to walk, not run? And what size cage do they think we have, zoo sized, maybe?

Anyway, happy day! Thor survived the anesthesia, and will be just fine. Thank you all for your well wishes.

18 comments:

Sue said...

Thor will be a good boy and take it easy. It's my crazy pack that tries to do ballet moves after surgery. Even with sedatives I couldn't keep them quiet.

Glad he's doing well. It's scary at his age.

Claire S. said...

I know you're relieved that he's home and on the mend. Feel better soon, Thor !

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Feel better soon Thor!

SissySees said...

What Sue said. Thor will be sedate and a good patient, unlike my girls who don't do calm or quiet... and what IS cage rest? ;)

STELLA from Down Under said...

Hello Thor, I'm glad you are home and safe. We know you big doggies are very good at resting and leaning, so take it easy big fella. Sending little kisses. No worries, and love, Stella

Mango said...

Don't run or jump. As if a mastiff would engage in such foolishness. I just hope you can get up again. That floor looks kind of slippery.

Slobbers,
mango

Benny and Lily said...

poor baby. mom had that patch once and was acting all nutty
Benny & Lily

gMarie said...

So glad Thor is doing well. I was quite worried about him. What - you don't have a zoo sized cage? g

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

Hope he continues to feel better and better!

monica said...

Ah Thor, poor guy! Good to hear the recovery is ongoing! Hope you're fit as a fiddle in no time!

The mastiff lean, oh yes, we are well familiar with those too..

Mickle in NZ said...

Am hugely relieved that Thor is home and doing okay. I hope he keeps leaning on his special people - that's what you have them for, darling Thor, and that he has a safe and cosy space to snoozle the anaesthetic off comfy-wise.

When Zebby Cat has come home after a general anaesthetic he does a "hyper" checking everything out in His home umpty-something times before sleep eventually (hours later) takes over. Dear Thor's method seems far nicer and kinder for him and for his people.

Sending special care and huggles for Thor, and care to you all, Michelle and....(Zebby is under his quilty again ... sending much care and love each of us - awake or snoring we care very much

Pam said...

Sweet Thor...hope he is feeling back to normal soon.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Poor Thor, it does not sound like he wants to run around much at the moment! Perhaps you can borrow a cage from the zoo!! Hope he will soon be back to normal. Diane

gemma said...

Just adding to all the prayers for Thor's recovery. Glad he's home and I know you are too -- Thor is the gladdest he's home I'm sure. Give him a gentle hug for all of us.

~~louise~~ said...

Wonderful news! I don't know much about the Mastiff "lean" but if it's going to hurt you Thor, please don't do it:)

violett said...

Good luck, dear Thor. You will feel better soon!
We express our paws
Mishka and Hoover

Anonymous said...

What a sweet boy Thor is, love reading about him, I know you love and take very good care of that sweet doggie, prayers he will be just fine..I know he is an older doggie and sometimes somethings could happen, but I know you and your families love and affection for him will help him get better quickly..ciao mjs

Nichole said...

wonderful!!!!!!1