Yes, Peanut. Sweetheart has several nicknames and the one we use the most is Peanut. All of my greys have multiple nicknames. Half the time I wonder if they really will recognize their 'real' name since I am always using nick names. :) Do your greys have nicknames? If so, share them with me in a comment to this post.
Anyhow, Sweetheart is home. Les picked her up about 3 today. He said she was really excited to see him. She ran down the hall (on leash) and bounced all around him in the lobby. That made him pretty happy :) Les got her home with no problems. She is pretty subdued this evening. She has gone outside a few times this evening and is walking around just fine. She is holding herself a little stiffly but not too bad. She isn't having any problems jumping on the couch or leaning against me for hugs. :) Right now she and Cleo are passed out on the couch. I am going to make sure she and Cleo don't play too much outside for the next few days. I do not want her to pull any of her stitches. She doesn't have to be on any antibiotics, I am sure she is disappointed because that means no cheese snacks twice a day. Dr. Kolar cleaned her teeth and Dr.Kindi told Les that the blood work results should be ready tomorrow or early next week at the very latest. I am really really curious to see how much her blood work has changed from August 13th to now.
Sweetheart's stitches will come out in 10 days. If they aren't in too tight I will just take them out myself. However, if they are tight and sunken in any places I will take her to Kolar's.
I am so very relieved that she sailed through this spay. This was the very last thing she had to do to be fully recovered. I cannot believe that it has only been four and a half months since we rescued her and she is almost 100% back to normal. Some days it feels like I have had her for 4 and a half years, not four and a half months. She is so special and I am so thankful I have gotten to experience every step of her recovery. I highly recommend that if any of you ever get the chance to help a neglected or abused animal that you do it. The rewards are worth it a thousand times over.
I plan on enrolling her in obedience class (if there is still a spot) Monday. The vo-tech was closed for the holidays this week so I wasn't able to do it. If I don't get her into this class I will try to get her enrolled at a different vo-tech. Either way, she will be in obedience by April at the very latest.
I will try to get some pictures of her soon. Thank you all for following her spay saga and giving me your encouragement! I was a worried 'mom' for the last few days. :)
Oh, and I haven't checked yet to see if Dr. Kolar lined up her spots after the spay. :)