Thank you all - and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US. I have a lot of family in the States, so it feels like my holiday, too. So thank you for the wishes, too.
And yes, THANKFULLY, she is home!! She walked in and went straight for the bed, and was sleeping within two minutes. I think she'll sleep for two days straight.
The surgeon found out today that the infection she has is a somewhat rare one - multi-resistent. So she actually got put in isolation for her last day there. She is not by any means the only dog they've ever seen with it - it's less rare when you live in a big city - but they try to limit exposure because it is resistent to so many antibiotics. Anyway, she is on the right antibiotic now, plus Tramadol and she will go back on Deramaxx once she "firms up" a bit. I think the stress and meds have taken a bit of a toll on her poor system.
Very restricted movement for 2 weeks. Just out to go to the bathroom. She was ready to leap up onto my bed, but I lifted her on. When she wakes up and I take her down, I plan to pull my mattress onto the floor. I hope there is enough room in my bedroom to do that. I may need to get creative. I have a split level house, so unfortunately, she does need to do a few stairs. But since she has a cone - which she has become an absolute pro about, I must say - she has to walk up them slowly anyway, with me holding it out of the way.
I'll try to get a photo later. Right now, I want her to rest. She let out a big sigh after she had been up on the bed for a minute or two - I think she was thinking, "oh, thank goodness it's QUIET."
I'm so happy she is home.
But man, those cones make it hard to just plant a kiss on her as I walk by.