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Thomas – Day After Surgery – Chapter 2

Thomas – The Day After Surgery and he’s doing very well! (Sigh of relief!)

Here are some photos that were taken yesterday and today. His foster mom talked to his student vet twice today, morning and evening after she’d made her rounds and checked on Thomas. Here is her report:

Spoke to B. today after her morning rounds, and again after evening rounds. She said he’s doing really well and is a total sweetheart. She said he has the personality of a golden retriever in a corgi body. When she’s sitting with him if she stops petting him he takes his nose and nudges her hand so she’ll keep petting him (yea…that’s a corgi!).

Here he is coming out of anesthesia.

Looking a bit groggy.

Making an effort to sit up and smile for the camera – what a ham!

Thomas’ foster mom also said:

He’s still on pain meds, antibiotics and IV fluids. His urine output is good so they’ll probably back off on the fluids tomorrow. His vet reports that he’s a bit bruised where they had to “dig” for the pellet (no surprise), but otherwise he looks pretty good, all things considered. He is healing fine and has a very good attitude. Essentially, an uneventful day. (Uneventful is perfect – that’s just what we want to see!)

Such a good boy – lets the veterinary staff adjust his bandages,etc. What a nice puppy you are Thomas!

Here is his home-away-from-home for the next week or so. His hospital kennel. Now all he needs is a call button! I guess a good “arrrooo” will work!

This is the site of his thyroid surgery.

And here’s the whole show. Tons of bandages and tubes, but he’s taking it all in stride!

We’re SO happy that he’s doing well and resting comfortably! We appreciate all of the good wishes you’ve been sending this way. Please keep them coming!
We also appreciate the help of another rescuer who happens to live near enough to stop by and visit Thomas, and take pictures. Thanks so much J. The pictures are really helpful for those of us who can’t be there. Please give Thomas a kiss for me.

We will continue to post photos and updates as they come in!

Good night Thomas – rest well!

7 Responses

  1. Hooray! So glad he made it through surgery okay and is on the mend. I hope every thing continues to go smoothly.

  2. What a good boy! So glad the surgery (surgeries!!) went well!!!!!!

    Thinking peaceful healing thoughts at him!

  3. He looks good! I like the little smile on his face. He is a real sweetheart.

  4. He is soooo precious. So happy everything went well.

  5. What a wonderful boy. The KSU students are very caring and capable. Can we send a donation directly to KSU for Thomas?

    • Actually, CorgiAid, Inc. is funding this for Thomas. They are a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping independent corgi rescuers when they have dogs with unusually expensive medical requirements. Over the years they have helped us numerous times. If you wish to donate on behalf of Thomas, please donate to CorgiAid,Inc. and indicate that it is due to their help with Thomas.

    • Liz,
      We can certainly check to see if KSU would accept a direct donation to offset some of Thomas’ costs too. Let me see what I can find out and I will post something about it. Thanks for your generosity!

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