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Honey has made it through surgery!

Great news! Honey has come through surgery safely – she is apparently awake now and sitting up, looking around (slightly bemused! 😉 )

We had a harrowing day today waiting to hear whether she made it through surgery – she was supposed to be first on the list so we were expecting to hear from the vets by lunchtime but when 1pm had come & gone with no phone call, we were starting to imagine the worst!

They were obviously very busy and although we called several times, the receptionist was always very vague about Honey’s condition…anyway, finally managed to speak to a nurse around 2:30pm who told us that Honey had made it through surgery but hadn’t woken up yet. It was a big relief to know she had made it through the 1st hurdle – but she wouldn’t be completely out of the woods until she woke up properly and was able to stand/walk around…but at least, we could be cautiously optimistic! :-) They promised the veterinary ophthalmologist would call us as soon as he was free…

…which wasn’t until just now, nearly 8pm! (Gosh, what a long operating list he must have had!) – Anyway, he said the operation went really well and Honey did great – coped with the anaesthetic fine and no issues with her heart. She is recovering well – has managed to stand for a bit, although still very confused and woozy.

They are keeping her overnight for monitoring – just to be safe – but otherwise hopefully, we can go & pick her up around lunchtime tomorrow.

I know I keep saying this but thank you, thank you to everybody for all the amazing messages that keep pouring in – and especially for all you who have been “waiting” with us during the horrible long time today.

Hopefully, the next post will be from Honey herself – ready to tell you all about her surgical adventures – and show off her “new look”! 😉

~ Hsin-Yi

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78 Responses to Honey has made it through surgery!

  1. The Life of Riley says:

    We are so pleased to read this!
    Riley, Enzo and their human

  2. BIANCA says:

    So so pleased to hear that all went well!Honey you are a LEGEND!Slobbery Kisses from Bianca,Quinn and baby Truman xxx

  3. Renée says:

    I am so glad!

  4. jet says:

    I have been sitting here refreshing your blog to find out what happened, we are so happy that Honey pulled through!! and it means we will get to meet her when you come to our side of the country ;D You are a super dog Honey!

  5. Lisa says:

    Oh My goodness!!! I’m so happy for you. I always felt Honey would make it through but couldn’t say that and when there was no news all day I started to fear the worst too. What a day you guys have had, sleep well, I’m sure you’re exhausted. Give Honey an extra cuddle for us from Perth and I hope this means everything will now go smoothly for a change as you prepare for the big move. Love Lisa and Odie.

  6. hollysam says:

    I am so happy to hear that she did so well with the surgery! She will feel much better once she is able to go home and be with her family again. I can hardly wait to see her. She will be so glad to go on some new adventures when she is up to it.
    With love and best wishes to Honey and her amazing family….from Holly & Sam

  7. Blue-Sea says:

    I am so happy to hear this good news. I have been waiting and checking your blog constantly. Finally. Lots of love to u Honey and to your family.

  8. Tina says:

    Checked my computer first thing upon waking this morning (Eastern Standard Time). I have had Honey on my mind all night. We are so glad to hear the news. Thank you for posting as soon as you had news! Tina

  9. Last night, Oreo and I did a waltz for Honey. Today, I think we’re going to have to do some break dancing, because that’s how this news makes me feel :)

    Love you Honey.

  10. Cheryl, Benji and Rosie says:

    Such great news had a good feeling about today. Go west it will be for all the family :-)

  11. Duke Freight says:

    I am so happy to hear that Honey is safe and can not for her to tell us about the surgery.

  12. Oh Hsin-Yi, thank goodness. What a relief. Give her a hug from us will you. Now we can go to bed and relax. Bet you and Paul can’t wait to see her. What a wonderful day. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

  13. Dexter says:

    That is wonderful news. Don’t forget that it can take giant dogs longer to get all the anesthesia out of their systems, so she will be dorky and wobbly for a day or so. Can’t wait to see her post. What a strong girl she is.

    Mango Momma

  14. We are SOOOOO happy to hear this! Thank you for the updates throughout the day Hsin-Yi. Big hugs to you all!

  15. The comment box is acting strange. Anyway, relieved Honey is OK. Eager to read her next post.

  16. jess whalley says:

    yay yay yay! hope to see you soon honey. xxx

  17. 2browndawgs says:

    This is very good news. Hope Honey is back home and feeling well soon!

  18. Khyra says:

    What GREAT news to see!

    Of khourse, she had lots of paws khrossed and powered up fur her!

    Not to mention lots of angels from The RB sending their assistance to make sure she stays here fur a long long time!


  19. Mee says:

    Thank you for letting us know of her progress. Very relieved indeed. Now I will await for Honey’s personal report.

  20. Minabey says:

    Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! *cartwheels*

  21. Roo says:

    That is such WONDERFUL news! 😀


    Waggin at ya,

  22. Ione Couch says:

    Fantastic to wake up and see this great news!!

  23. Janne & Ais says:

    Hideously, this waiting! I know how you must have felt. Had it just a few weeks ago with Janne. One dies thousand deaths during that. Thanks for the releasing news! It’s a bit wet in my eyes now. 😉 Now well recovering for you everybody!

  24. Excellent news. So happy for you and Honey.

    Love Ruby & Penny

  25. We are so happy to read this post! Yay Honey! We are proud of you. Keep up the good work and get better real soon, ok!

  26. Elizabeth says:

    I was up all night working on a term paper and I kept refreshing your blog hoping for an update… so glad to hear the good news! I have two one-eyed cats, and their ability to bounce back like nothing ever happened is quite amazing. I wish Honey a quick and easy recovery!

  27. Homer says:

    Big kisses to Honey!


  28. Oh how wonderful! We just got up and the first thing we needed to do was to check on Honey! What a relief! A huge sigh of relief can be heard coming from around the world! Honey made it! Phew…
    With much love from
    Daisy the Great Dane, Nessie the Queen of the House (or world, depending on who you talk to) and Cathy and Bill

  29. +++++++++++++++++++++ That’s wonderful! I’ve been praying for Honey and the family. Marian in Houston

  30. Dorothy S in Michigan says:

    8:40 am Wednesday here in Michigan. I am ear to ear smiles at the wonderful news. You are such a wonderful family! I wanted Honey to be with you for a long time yet!

    Again, I am very happy. I don’t know the right words to say, except that INDEED, you do have people all around the world who love you and Honey and only want the best for you.

    Shadow, Lucy, and Britches (the cat) are all here in the office with me. I so value my “animal family”. They are good company as I live alone. I felt so vulnerable as Honey has gone through her health problems, and was praying that she would be ok. Apparently, the prayers are answered!

  31. Louise in Austin says:

    I have only recently come across Honey’s blog but have been watching closely for news on her surgery. Am SO happy for all of you that she came through it ok!

  32. Laura says:

    Oh, this is the best best way to wake up this morning! Thank you so much for keeping us included. We are SO happy for you and so relieved! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Murphydog says:

    whoohooo! Me & Mom knew Honey would pull through like the strong willed gal that she is.

    So pleased to hear the news, as much as we were worried about her all day I’m sure it was nothing compared to how you and Paul were feeling.

    wags, wiggles & super happy slobbers

  34. Kasha says:

    Yeah Honey — I Knew you could do it! I’m so glad that everything went well and that you are back home in your familar surroundings soon…I know I feel better when I’m at my own home not the vets office.

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Dane

  35. Nicki says:

    What a great thing to read first thing this morning!

  36. Kat says:

    So happy to hear she is doing well! Great news! Yay!

  37. Cindy says:

    We are all relieved to hear Honey is doing well today. Yesterday must have been the longest day of your life.


  38. Great news – we hope the recovery continues to go very well for Honey.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  39. Kelly says:

    What wonderful news to wake up to!!! I know all your friends all over the world will be thrilled to hear that your surgery went well!

  40. Daisy, Gizmo, Pleca, Jade and Sheila says:

    Honey, We are so glad you’re doing well. Be strong. You are loved!

  41. Oh thank goodness!!! Such a relief to read this before going to work. I’m so happy!! I can’t wait to hear from Honey and see some pictures. I’ll continue to send prayers and good thoughts that things continue to improve and that everything goes smoothly with the move. I can’t wait for you guys to be settled and happy in your new forever home.

  42. I am soo relieved I thought about her all day yesterday and even said a prayer even though I am not religious at all, I would do anything for Honey! Hurray!

  43. kathie r says:

    Yay!!! I am so happy and relieved to hear that the surgery went well. Will anxiously be waiting to hear how the recovery goes. Hugs to Honey, etal.

  44. Jennifer Tharp says:

    YAY! I am so glad to hear this! I have been so worried about her! Give her a big tummy rub and smooch from me.

  45. Madeleine says:

    So happy to hear that Honey came through surgery ok. Looking forward to her next blog and thank you so much Hsin Yi for being so good and strong in keeping all her many followers in the picture when you must have been so worried. You and Pual are really amazing – and give Honey lots of hugs from Madeleine and Candygirl

  46. dawn ann gallagher says:

    My Dear Super Great Dane Honey, Happy December 12, 2012! I hope you are resting comfortably at the doggie hospital. I know the nurses and doctors at SASH are taking the best of care of the most famous Great Dane in the world. Those at SASH know you mean so much to those of us around the world and how much we value your slobbers, adventures, food tasting, trips to the mountains, walks with your humans and most of all, dancing. I will sleep well to night knowing my little (big) friend in Brisbane is out of the woods after your ouchie was taken care of. I wouldn’t lick the patches on your back, they will taste terrible. I have patches myself, a human, and have gotten the yuck taste on my fingers accidentally Honey. It will take quite a few licks and laps from a big bowl of water to get the awful taste out of your doggie mouth. I know when you go home Paul and Hsin Yi will spoil you with lots of love, tummy rubs, a doggie favorite, and perhaps with the muffins you love. I am slobbering in your honor today Honey. Have a restful day at the doggie hospital and I look forward to your blog when you are feeling better and want to paw a few words on the computer. You are so beautiful and Pawwfect Honey!!! Dawn in California

  47. Soooo relieved! I will be most relieved when she is home and back to her honey self so will keep paws crossed until then! You all have been in our thoughts yesterday and today (though I was confused about the time date difference so she was out of surgery before I even knew she was in so my good vibes were tardy!)
    Big hugs and continued good vibes coming your way!

  48. Savannah says:

    Yay Honey! I’m sure your new look is just as beautiful as your old one :) Tears of joy for you and your family.

    Have a lovely recovery,
    Savannah & Buckley the Great Dane

  49. Elena says:

    What a big relief! I was so nervous ad checked twitter, fb and Honey’s blog all the day long!

    I insist telling that honey is a GREAT dane.

    Hope you and Paul are feeling better now.

    Please give a kiss to Honey from us.

  50. Oskar says:

    Oh that is such fantastic news! Now Honey can wear a cool eye patch & be a pirate!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  51. Wow there were a lot of comments to scroll past there to get to here!
    FANTASTIC news :) :) yay!!!

  52. M.E. Davidson says:

    Yesterday was a long day waiting, nail-biting…Great news today! Wishing Honey continued recovery!! Big hugs to Hsi-Yi, Paul, and Muesli, too, from the Davidson family in Arlington Washington, USA. “M.E.”, Dick & Critters

  53. Icelandic Ally from NYC says:

    what wonderful news, been waiting. Thank goodness. :) Huge relief. it is onwards and upwards now :)

    Hugs to all

  54. Cleo and Otis says:

    what did you have for breakfast today Honey :)

  55. Well done Honey!! You’re a superstar. My family was so relieved to get your email last night as we were waiting anxiously for news. Thank you to your wonderful Mummie for being so caring of your fans to take the time to let us know when she must have been near collapse with relief.

  56. Tucker says:

    Yes Honey! We are so very happy you are such a strong Dane! I can’t wait to see your wink!

    woof – Tucker

  57. We’re sending you tons of healing vibes, Honey! We can’t wait till you’re home!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  58. irene says:

    Thank God that He heard our prayers and Honey has pulled through the crucial moment.
    Get well soon, girl, and bring even more joy to everyone, owners and fans alike.

  59. We just exhaled the long breath we have been holding for you Honey. I am so happy that you are doing well and I look forward to your next post proudly displaying your new look. You have been so inspirational to us and our danes. Get better and I hope that kitty of yours give you your bed back!!

  60. Yay! I couldn’t wait to log on and find out how everything went! Sooooo happy to hear that you are out of the woods! Looking forward to hearing of your latest adventure. Jordan and Hagrid

  61. Glad to hear Honey’s surgery went well! Look forward to hearing here give us details of her adventure in the doggie hospital.

  62. Sue in South Carolina says:

    I’m so happy Honey did so great during her surgery and recovery. I know you are excited to see her and hug her. More good thoughts and gentle hugs to all of you.

  63. packofchaos says:

    I am just catching up on Honey’s blog. I am glad Honey has pulled through her sugery. Can’t wait to see her new look. I am sure she will be as beautiful as ever. Hugs to all of you.
    Woof , Tucker

  64. I think my heart just breathed a sigh of relief! We are so happy to hear this good news!

  65. Lucy says:

    Thank heavens!!! Thank you for letting us know…I can’t wait to hear the stories Honey will tell! Thoughts and prayers winging your way.
    Lucy (Troy, OH)

  66. Yay Honey! We are all smiles and tail wags :-) You are a rock star Honey :-) :-) :-)

  67. Janice and Sparta says:

    We are very pleased to read that beautiful Honey has come through her operation. We wish her her a happy and healthy future.

  68. LP says:

    Absolutely wonderful news.Hooray Honey! You did it :)
    Hugs all around.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  69. zorbi2012 says:

    My Dear Honey,
    We all knew that there were too many positive wishes and forces from all of us doggies, kittens & humans all over the globe to keep you from stepping into the rainbow bridge. I’m sure we will soon see your lovely face once again. Ah! Merry X-mass in advance.

  70. parlance says:

    Oh, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I’ve been on such tenterhooks that I couldn’t bring myself to blog about life with Penny. Now I can release that breath I’ve been holding and get back to regular life. I’m sending good wishes for continuing recovery.

  71. Karen says:

    Congratulations to all! I knew you could do it Honey! I’m so happy for all of you. Maybe your mom can relax now. Be a good girl now. Slobbers

  72. Mina&Maks&Mo says:

    Fantastic news!!! I’m so happy for you :)

  73. Yay, yay, yay!!! So happy for you guys!

  74. Ana Costa says:

    We’re so happy and relieved! We hope all things keep going better for you guys!

  75. JTC says:

    Honey, we have been following your progress from Ottawa, Canada. You are such a strong girl and have such loving humans. We are sure that you are taking good care of them (and Muesli as well). Best wishes to all of you during the holidays.

  76. Abby-Dog says:

    Oh Honey ~
    My person and I have only met you this week. I & my 2 sister-cats were introduced to you and Lemon because our person thought we needed to see that we should be able to get along better (like you and Lemon-kitty)….. and, I agree. We should get along better and we’ll use you and Muesli as our role models.

    I’ve just this evening learned of your surgery.
    I will be told more about what happened later, but for the moment, I just want to say how MUCH I’m hoping everything is ok w/you and your beautiful golden eyes.

    I also wanted to comment on how lovely your PJs and coats are. If you were to come visit me, you would DEFINITELY need them here in Alaska. And I must say GirlFriend, you know how to “work it” in front of the camera when you’re modeling them too !! Are you a professional?

    Anyway, we ALL here hope you are well and that you and Muesli-kitty are getting along.

  77. Kri says:

    I am so happy for Honey!!!!!
    Mosse S and Huges….. To the whole Family

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