Stella update

S.H.L ( (no email) )
Thu, 25 Feb 1999 22:39:09 -0500

Just an update on Stella and her recovery from being spayed yest. She
seems to be in alot of pain, cries out when
she is touched or she walks much at all. We are keeping her isolated
from the other cats and she is sleeping most of the
time. She'll take a small spoonful of the a/d diet, then wants to be
left alone. I haven't seen her drink at all. She must be
feeling a little better as she has been biting at her sutures. I tried
wrapping a small ace bandage around her abdomen,
to keep her from biting and hoping it would add a little support, but it
freaked her out and I took it right off. I bought
an Elizabethan collor at the pet store, got the smallest one they had
but I didn't keep it on her as it seemed so big and
bulky. Her incision is pink, warm, not draining and doesn't look
infected, but she is quite swollen and sensitive.
She has urinated once so I don't think she is dehydrated. I remember
Sally having to be restrained the day she was
spayed, she acted like nothing had happened at all so I am suprised at
how much this has knocked Stella for a loop,
although I am sure this is all normal as it is major surgery. It just
keeps bouncing around my head that the stress of all
this could activate her FeLV so I just want her recovery to be swift so
I can stop worrying. All my other cats have been
boys, so it was just a little snip snip. I just wish there was something
I could do to make her more comfy (other than
leaving her alone). Well, I need some patience with this process, I'm
getting to be a very neurotic mama.
Kathy B

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