Thanks, Jim! I sure did want a drink after the surgery! Thankfully it was morning or I might have over-indulged for sure.
Here she is just now, acting completely normal! She's in her regular tank, I didn't want to stress her by keeping her in the 14g QT tank. I put melafix in the tank, and am doing partial water changes every day for 3-4 days to keep the water as clean as possible. I couldn't get a good pic, since I didn't want to take several and possibly stress her. You can see the red marks where they bled on her lower lip, but honestly, it looks SO much better now. She still has puffy lips on both sides, especially her lower lip, I basically just cut off the center. I didn't want to do too many snips, it was a quick snip-snip and back in the water she went! But she has plenty of room for eating, her upper lip is much smaller! I think in several more days it will heal up much better, too.
Ahh, she absolutely looks great! I'm so proud of you and happy for you! You did so good. I just bought a Nikon 510 and joined photobucket- I'll try to send pics of mine, too. I'm pretty sorry when it comes to these infernal machines though.. it may take me awhile to get up and running. But... she sure is pretty! Thanks.. Jim
I'm sorry I didn't see your post earlier, lacie. What finally happened with your angel, if you are still posting here? Mine lived for about another year, but one of the lips (the lower) kept growing back. I had to go through that horrible procedure 3-4 times. The last time I think she got a bacterial infection or something, she just never bounced back. Still, I gave her an extra year of life which I'm happy about. I bought another angel and thankfully it's been a few years with no issues. Hopefully I'll never have to go through that again!