> I had Ebony spayed yesterday - she's just five months old, and to my way of
> thinking still far too small to be operated on, but as the vet nurse said
> when I asked her if she thought Ebony was big enough, it's not size that
> matters, it's whether she's going to 'play up' when she's outside. <grin>
> All I could think of was
> the vet cutting into her small fuzzy body with a huge knife, and it all
> being too much for her tiny walnut sized heart. I mean she's smaller than a
> human baby and you don't operate on them without a life threatening reason.
that small compared to an *** cat.
> Now, I must stress here that I was expecting to take one sick kitten home. I
> have exactly two experiences with neutering a cat - my brother's male cat
> was neutered when I was little, and he came home all woozy with back legs
> that wouldn't function. Ivory, my *** cat, was neutered just after I got
> her about a year and a half ago. Now she had a bad reaction to the
> anaesthetic - I got her home, she tried to walk and ended up on the flour,
> looking at me with an accusing glare as if to say "What did you do to my
> legs, Mummy?". She tried to hide under the bed for two days, and when I
> could coax her out, I had to hand feed her and carry her to the litter box.
> It was a good four days before all the effects of the anaesthetic were gone
> and at least a week till she was back to her own self. So naturally I was
> expecting a sick, uhappy, woozy kitten who couldn't walk very well, let
> alone jump.
> That is not, however what I got. I got to the vet and my sister and I were
> taken out to the cages to retrieve our kittens. Karen's kitten wasn't
> there - a nurse came in with him a moment later. We don't know whether he'd
> escaped or what, but, despite his 'denunga-ed' state, he was large as life.
> No brain no pain, as I always say (he's a big staunch boy kitten, but not
> very bright). I look around for my darling, and spot her huddled in meatloaf
> kitten position in the back corner of her cage. My heart melts, then
> trickles into goo as she spots/hears me and gets up, stretches, and starts
> mewling. I'm a little surprised that she can stretch so easily though. The
> nurse takes her out, shows me her poor little shaved and iodized belly, and
> the stitches, then pops her in the carrier, and off we go home.
> When I get home, I shoo my nephews out of the house with dire threats of "If
> you touch my kitten I will 'denunga' you with a rusty carving knife." I let
> Ebony out of the carrier. She looks at me, at my Mum, gives us both a head
> butt, stands up and walks without a wobble to the edge of the sofa where she
> proceeds to jump from sofa to chair (a jump of about two feet) to sofa to
> floor to Ivory's back to sofa . . . . Little toad! She's carrying on like
> there's absolutely nothing wrong with her! Like she hasn't just under gone
> major abdominal surgery! No wobbles no nothing. She's pouncing Ivory like
> normal . . she polishes off a huge bowl of cat food, has a good tug or three
> at her stitches, then settles down to sleep for the rest of the evening.
> This morning she's completely back to her old self, and has just jumped off
> my desk dragging my dyna band with her. Typical - I worry all day, and the
> little monster is just fine. Oh, what a relief!
incision and once by laparoscopy. I have to say that it's just not fair
the way the critters bounce back so fast! Both Kally and Dezzy were
bouncing around like nothing had happened 3 days post-op. I wasn't even
walking upright 3 days post-op! My cousin, who had a hysterectomy, was
still in the hospital 3 days post-op and it was 2 months before she
could even think about going back to work - and she has a very
non-physical job. How do they do it??? I want some of that!
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