Re: Stella update

Laura Jordan ( laura@denverdirect.com )
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 07:54:26 -0700

I was neurotic too when Ambers was spayed. My advice is give her a pillow, a
blanket, food, water, litter and check in on her a few times a day. She's
probably sore and very tired after such major surgery. I'm sure she'll pull
through it just fine and Meowmy can stop worrying over her so much then. :-)

Laura and the Brat Pack.

S.H.L wrote:

> 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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