Thursday, March 26, 2009

Four Day Wonder


I had an unexpected call at lunch-time from Bondi's surgeon to say that he was doing so well -eating, walking, wanting to play with one of the nurses - that there was no reason why he shouldn't go home that afternoon.  Unbelievable!

I collected him at 5pm - still a bit unsteady on his feet and not quite able to get into the car unassisted. Once home he circled through each water bowl and bucket to top up - so wonderful to see him trying to drink with gusto, although he is obviously having to adapt to the changed shape of his mouth. He settled down on the floor to rest and I reluctantly left him to take Munson for some exercise in the park and to update everyone down there on Bondi's progress.

We returned home to find that Bondi had made his way to my bed ( and is still kipping there some hours later).

A most hearty thanks to Dr Eugene Buffa and the team at SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) who ensured that Bondi was completely cared for and that I was kept up to date through this roller-coaster of a week.

Over the next few weeks we've got a round of follow-ups visits for both the surgery and pathology results for the extracted tumour, and to monitor the progress on his Cushing's medication. The latter will make a significant difference in getting the hair regrown in a timely fashion.

Bondi's diet will change permanently - no more bones or even hard kibble - only softer foods from now on. For at least a few weeks I'll also have to juggle different excursions and exercise for the two boys so that Bondi is not wearied by eager puppies, and Munson can burn off his energy without hassling Bondi.

Good night. I have some sleeping of my own to catch up on.


  1. TANK WOO fur the grrrrreat pupdate!

    He still has his fantastikh smile!

    Hugz&Khysses to all three of woo!

    Khyra and Her mom

  2. Yay! He's home! :)

    Lots of love
    Rache, Adrian, Baxter and Georgie

  3. What a relief, I'm sure you're glad he's back home.

  4. clairelevisohn@me.com7:25 am

    Ummm, like father, like son... playing with nurses (cute male kind I presume?), drinking out of buckets and sleeping during the day....

  5. clairelevisohn@me.com8:49 am

    ....oh, and hairy.. (Oli now refers to you as the Hairy Pirate man!)

  6. Good news all around. I had to chuckle at "small" animal specialist hospital. ;)

  7. Anonymous10:28 pm

    Lots of Love to Bondi! Get well soon.