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post #1 of 11
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Well I am having a hestrectomy on the 7th and i am wondering how it will affect the girls. Kirra is so attention wanting and will jump all over me, but um NOT a good idea as i am being cut c-section wise again lol. How do yawl handle the babies with situations like this? I dont want kirra and tiffy to think meomy doesnt care.
post #2 of 11
I would try to just keep them away from me at first unless you have someone that is gonna be around to help you out. If you have someone that is gonna be there, maybe they could just sit my you or something so they can kinda crawl on them instead.
post #3 of 11
Do you have anyone else in the house to distract the kitties? Kind of take over being meowmy?

If not, maybe you could just distract them with cat dancers and snuggles BESIDE mom, instead of ON mom.

I wish you well and hope the surgery and post-op goes as well as it can.
post #4 of 11
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Well i will have my husband and friends help since i have a 3 and 6 year old lol (thats fun in itsekf) but i know how Kirra gets when i am sick, and i can only imagine the clinginess when i come home after being gone for 2-3 days, she flips when i am gone for 6 hours ROFL
post #5 of 11
I'm bumping this for you so that maybe someone will see it faster and be able to give you good advice.

I honestly don't know. I know I have heard some members say its like their kitties can sense when they are sick or don't feel well and they are calmer and just keep them company. Perhaps this will be the case? Sending some vibes your way for your surgery.
post #6 of 11
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I have heard some members say its like their kitties can sense when they are sick or don't feel well and they are calmer and just keep them company.
I agree. When I am not well, the kitties like "hover". They stick around curious and IMO concerned about me. They seem to know that mommy is hurting and don't want to make it worse.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
lol i hope so, Kirra is such a moemys girl now. I mean i leave for even an hour or two and get a long lecture and a cat glued to my hip the rest of the day lol. I just hope they take this better than my sons are gonna rofl.
post #8 of 11
Just don't let them jump on you or press on your belly and you'll be o.k. Have someone there to help you with them and don't bend over or pick them up.
I had a Hyster in 2005,PM me if you want to and I'll TRY and help.
post #9 of 11
I've had a few major surgeries the past few years and Midnight and Shadow were very well behaved when I came home so that I could rest. Midnight would cuddle in bed beside me the whole time purring and "kissing" my hand and fingers. I don't know how the kits would behave though- they are pretty wound up most of the time and get into everything.
post #10 of 11
Cats have a lot of healing energy...or so I've heard, anyway as long as they lay by you and not across your tummy , I think it will comfort you to have them next to you. I have had some operations but they were only Laporoscopy's and Kidney stones etc. And Bella never left my side and walked me to the bathroom and then back to the couch and laid by my head she knew my tummy hurt. But she would lay across whatever side my kidney stone was on...Cats are all knowing!! Good luck with your surgery and I hope you have a quick recovery.
post #11 of 11
At the time of my hysterectomy, I had several cats. They all seemed to know instinctively that they should not walk on my belly. They all came into bed and snuggled but, they all lay beside me or on my pillow. I didn't have an external incision but I DID have some abdominal tenderness.
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