We took Boone for a hike today and while we were gone we put the inflatable e-collar on her. We’ll when we got back it was not on her. Not sure how she maneuvered that one, but the incision is still clean, all staples are in place and it didn’t look like it had been slurped on, so I think we’re okay.
The only thing I’m a little worried about is the amount of fluid settling in her hock/ankle. It’s not swollen, just fluid, but it keeps getting bigger. Nothing has come out of the incision as far as drainage, it looks like it’s all collecting in her ankle instead. I’m going to call tomorrow and see if I should be concerned or not. Here’s a picture of her incision this evening, you can see the fluid build-up in her ankle in the picture on the left.
Boone didn't want to get left out either, so here he is on his hike today.
Read about how Brinkley's journey began here:A Mastiffs Journey Through Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery
And to read about the rest of Brinkley's journey:BrinkleyMastiff - Walking on Day 8, Post-TPLO Surgery Makin'Mischief Mastiff Collar... Plus Brinkley Day 11 TPLO Update
PassiveRange of Motion Exercises in Post TPLO Mastiff