Last weekend started with a pretty big surprise for me – Beans got cleared to come home already! Last Thursday night, I got a call from the vet where he had surgery telling me that he was “good to go.”
I was pretty surprised as we were originally told he wouldn’t be good to come home anywhere from 4-6 weeks. He just had surgery 2 weeks ago so I was not expecting that! The reason he got to come home now is because the type of surgery he had. They can either pin or plate the bones. Pinning is a longer healing time and plating is less, which he had.
So on Friday after work, it suddenly became road trip time! All our original weekend plans went out the window and we headed down to West Virginia. We drove 14 hours straight through the night to get there. We left at 8pm to avoid peak rush hour in New York City. My husband drove from when we left to 4:30 in the morning. I drove from then until we got there at about 10:30. It was crazy!
But seeing this guys reaction to seeing us for the first time in a few weeks made it all worth it.
Okay maybe my reaction is a little cuter than his, but he was literally flailing himself ALL over me and licking me for like 10 minutes straight. It was great.
After we picked him up, we took a more scenic route home. We were in no rush and knew we had to stop pretty soon since we hadn’t slept in like a day.
We drove along this nice scenic byway in West Virginia for a while that was so green.
Unfortunately I fell asleep not to long after we got on this road and missed the rest of it…
We stayed at some totally random spot in Maryland. It was probably the best hotel stay of my life just because I was so pooped. We watched a movie and all cuddled together on the bed and just passed out.
Eats on this trip were pretty horrible. I managed to eat… Dunkin Donuts, Hardee’s, nasty gas station coffee, Dairy Queen, Wal-Mart deli food, Zaxby’s, & Panera Bread.
I did manage to fit in two salads, but still – not healthy! But there’s pretty limited options when you’re on the road. I at least avoided McDonald’s which was at every exit for 1600 miles!
It’s so good to have Beans home. I missed him so much, even though it was only two weeks. He will still be in serious recovery for the next 6-8 weeks now. He must not jump or run at all. He can walk and our vet encouraged us to get him moving as much as he can take to build up his bone strength.
He will be kept in a very small pantry kind of room I have with a baby gate at ALL times unless I can hold him or keep him on the leash in the house. It’s definitely going to be a challenge, but I’ll do pretty much anything at this point to keep him safe and healing well.
Prayers are greatly appreciated!
Questions for You:
- Every have an impromptu road trip?
- What toys do your dogs go bonkers for? I know Beans will get bored fast. He needs some new entertainment!