Ebony has her 'big girl operation'.

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Ebony has her 'big girl operation'.

Post by Deb from ToonTow » Wed, 01 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> <snips>
> 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.

Yes, but a human baby is small for a human, but a 5 month old cat is not
that small compared to an *** cat.

Quote:

> 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!

> Mere

I've had abdominal surgery twice - once with a large "bikini line"
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!
Deb B

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Ebony has her 'big girl operation'.

Post by David Yehuda » Wed, 01 Mar 2000 04:00:00


        Heck, my ex had a C-section on a Saturday, the next Monday
I came home from work and she was standing at the sink
washing dishes, and the house had been cleaned! She said she
got bored lying in bed.
        Then when I had bypass surgery on Friday, they sent me home
Monday and told me to be careful.
        I want a new doctor!
Cheers,
Dave

Quote:

> I've had abdominal surgery twice - once with a large "bikini line"
> 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!
> Deb B

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Ebony has her 'big girl operation'.

Post by Maryrose Lockerbi » Thu, 02 Mar 2000 04:00:00


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>
Well, there was no way I was going to get caught with a pregnant cat (too
much hassle!) so off to the vet she went before there was even a possibility
of the situation arising. My sister's kitten, Sour, a five month old tom,
(bigger than Ebony) went to be castrated (or, as I tease my nephews,
'denunga-ed') at the same time.

Of course, despite knowing that I was doing the right thing, both for Ebony,
and cat kind, I still felt totally awful all day. 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.
I fretted all morning at work - I was so sure she wasn't going to make it.
By lunchtime I couldn't stand it - I rang the vet from university on my
mobile to ask how the kittens were doing. Oh, the relief - both were fine,
the operations went well, and they were waking up (Well, I had to ask about
Sour, didn't I? My sister wasn't worried).

So I fidgeted my way through the afternoon, never really settling to
anything, just waiting for the time to go and pick the kittens up. Made my
sister leave early anyway because I couldn't stand the wait any longer.

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!

Mere

 
 
 

Ebony has her 'big girl operation'.

Post by Deb from ToonTow » Thu, 02 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>         Heck, my ex had a C-section on a Saturday, the next Monday
> I came home from work and she was standing at the sink
> washing dishes, and the house had been cleaned! She said she
> got bored lying in bed.

Egads!!  They do tell what you can and can't do, though.  On my first
surgery I wasn't supposed to do lots of things, like drive.  Like I felt
like it anyways!  Maybe I'm just a wimp.

Quote:
>         Then when I had bypass surgery on Friday, they sent me home
> Monday and told me to be careful.
>         I want a new doctor!
> Cheers,
> Dave

Yikes!  That seems pretty quick.  They do like to get people out of the
hospital though.  Seems being hospitalized is bad for people's attitudes
- go figure!  
BTW anybody know how long Letterman was in the hospital?  He had a
quintuple bypass - I didn't know there were that many *** vessels that
could be bypassed!

Deb B
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Ebony has her 'big girl operation'.

Post by Rachel Polansk » Thu, 02 Mar 2000 04:00:00




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> I had Ebony spayed yesterday

You mean "she earned her belly button claws" ;)

rachel

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Ebony has her 'big girl operation'.

Post by Kimberly William » Thu, 02 Mar 2000 04:00:00




Quote:
>Yikes!  That seems pretty quick.  They do like to get people out of the
>hospital though.  Seems being hospitalized is bad for people's attitudes
>- go figure!  

They try to get you up and moving quickly to reduce the chances of
forming *** clots that can ultimately kill you.  It is hard though,
and I always feel bad for those poor cardiac patients walking around
the hospital carrying their "teddy bears" pressed against their chest.

Kim W.