We stopped by the vet clinic to see Junior this afternoon. He is doing great.
His incision site is about 15 inches long, and it's swelling on either side of the stitches. It will continue to swell and distort his belly profile.
A closer look at the incision:
Today, Junior started eating again- he gets two handfuls of special feed four times today. He is also drinking from his water buckets, an excellent step so early in his recovery. He gets to graze on green grass at least six times a day for a few minutes each time. Studies have shown this helps the gut regain normal motility after surgery.
Plus, he likes it. Food is mood.
I thought many times during his colic I would never see this.
Pet Junior, Beep. Tell him to keep feeling better.
To celebrate, we all took a 3-hour nap this afternoon.