I’m also finding it difficult to ice it like I’m supposed to. She won’t hold still for it and starts getting upset and wanting to pace, so I have to stop each time. I tried bribing her with a duck chew and Shawn (my husband) even tried to help by distracting her and loving on her, but it was still a no go. We’re supposed to be icing it 2-3 x per day for 10 minutes each time and I really think we’ve only iced it for a total of 10 minutes in the last 48 hours. Her stool is also back to normal already, so I have forgone giving her any of the stomach medication they recommended.
The incision still looks good. She does have quite a bit of swelling settling in her ankle. I’m not sure if it’s fluid or just swelling, but I’m keeping a close eye on it. She has not tried to lick it once, so we aren’t using the e-collar, which she is scared of anyway. When we left her alone today while we went to the store we just left her in the x-pen and I put the inflatable e-collar on her. She tolerates it much better and did fine while we were gone. Here’s a video I took of her this morning while Shawn took her out to potty.
Read about how Brinkley's journey began here:
And to read about the rest of Brinkley's journey:Makin'Mischief Mastiff Collar... Plus Brinkley Day 11 TPLO Update
PassiveRange of Motion Exercises in Post TPLO Mastiff