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post #1 of 19
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Bast is getting spayed today.....
I know it is a good thing, but I am so scared.....
A lot of you know what I have been thorough with her already, a weeks stay at the vets when she was so sick she almost died. I feel like it is happening again.
And I know she knows something is going on, all day yesterday and last night she was acting extra extra extra loving, and this morning also. In my state of mind right now it makes me wonder if she knows something is going to go wrong.

I have had my dog Dragon spayed and I was not this upset, I woke up at 5 30 this morning and just burst into tears, and have had fits of crying since.
I am taking her there by myself, but I think it is going to be a while after they take her in before I am able to drive.
I know I know, I am not usually such a whiner, but I cant help it. I am so scared!

I don't know what I would do if anything happened to her!

post #2 of 19
I feel for you but please know that the vet will use the most up-to-date and state of the art equipment with your precious Bast. In the scheme of things, a spay is not a seriously major operation and one that the vet will have performed many, many times before. It is completely normal for you to be worried and anxious but please try not to let Bast see this as it will, in turn, make her scared and anxious. If it helps you to feel better, call the vet's office every 1/2 an hour for an update. Sure, they might think you're a worrier but it's for your peace of mind and will help you to know that everything has gone well.

Good luck to you and Bast. Please let us know how it all goes.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
I had planned on calling every half hr lol.
I know everything is upto date and all that good stuff, but it is hard to be brave when I won't be able to be there with her.
post #4 of 19
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i have a few questions that i need to ask, I am afraid that I might forget to ask the vet lol.

OK Bast uses a litter box, i plan on cleaning and sanitizing it after i drop her off, will she be able to use it?

And her stitches, I have a feeling that she is going to itch them, how are they going to keep her from doing that?

Is she going to need any anibiotic pills?

i am going to write these down, but any help here would be really great .
post #5 of 19
Yes, she will be fine using the litter box. She may pull at her stitches and the vet may send her home with a e-collar on to prevent this. My vet did internal stitches so my girls didn't need the e-collar. With the antibiotics, the vet will most likely give her one injection before she goes home and may give you a course to give her at home.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by White Dragon
i have a few questions that i need to ask, I am afraid that I might forget to ask the vet lol.

OK Bast uses a litter box, i plan on cleaning and sanitizing it after i drop her off, will she be able to use it?

And her stitches, I have a feeling that she is going to itch them, how are they going to keep her from doing that?

Is she going to need any anibiotic pills?

i am going to write these down, but any help here would be really great .
It is not so long ago that Buttons was spayed and I went through the same feelings that you are going through now. It is scary! I was very surprised at how well she was so soon afterwards. Yes Bast will be able to use the litter box. Luckily Buttons did not touch her stitches too much, if Bast does you will have to take her back to the vet and they will fit a collar on her so that she cannot reach them. I don't know what medications are the same over there as here, but Buttons just needed painkillers for a couple of days. You will have a pleasant surprise on how quickly Bast will recover from her operation. It is a very big day for you both. Sending good vibes over.
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys!
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Well I just got home from dropping her off.
They told me to come back at 415.
I will be calling in a while.
post #9 of 19
White Dragon it is nice to hear from you again I was wondering where you and Bast wondered off to and how she was doing. I remember clearly the bad time you were having. I am so glad she is doing well I was worried sick when I took Dori to be spayed, but everything went fine. I dropped her off in the morning, called the vet 4 times to check on her and then picked her up. She was a little mad at me when I got her, but by the next day she was fine. She slept alot the second day but by the third seemed to feel alot better. The vet had given me some pain medicine for her that I gave her up to the 3rd day, but then she didn't need it anymore. She never was interested at all in picking her stitches, she was really good about leaving them alone. She had the dissolvable kind and so she didn't have to go back to that mean old vet Hang in there, I will keep her in my thoughts. Let us know how it goes.
post #10 of 19
take a deep breath we all know what your going through
sending good vibes to you & Bast
post #11 of 19
Thinking of you both
post #12 of 19
Little Bast was extra loving, probably becaue she picked up on your anxieties..and she was trying to comfort you...not because she thought something was going to happen to her. Yes call the vet often...who cares what they think, you won't be the first or last person to do this..you are a paying customer!!! All good thoughts for Bast and you all the way from NYC!
post #13 of 19
I call the vet whenever I have a slightest concern over my two cats
I dont care if they think I am an overprotective mother!!! call them - who cares what they think!!!
post #14 of 19
i had my Rodman spayed recently. With her I did have small problem once she came home- she was so doped up but her stitches were irrtitating her and she was trying to either clean them, or pull them out with her front teeth. Needless to say I was a little freaked out about this. So my vet told me I could either opt to do the cone thing, which i really didnt want to torture her with, or you can get Bitter Apple from a pet store and apply some with a qtip around the stitches. Not right up to the wound, but around it enough to deter them from doing so much licking for the first day until it can heal a little. Thats the only problem I had, it was really just more of an inconvenience. I bet you won't have any problems though! I don't know what your beliefs are, but I'll say a little prayer for your kitty's quick recovery!

I do know how you feel though. I was so upset about having to have my baby undergo surgery that i delayed her spay for 1 1/2 years. From what I hear, i probably did her a greater disservice by letting her go through so many heats. But as you know, anxiety can really take over you sometimes...
post #15 of 19
This would be a good thing to look at if the cone is called for


http://www.bonafido.com/page6.html
post #16 of 19
Both of my babies bounced back pretty quickly after their proceudres. I am sure your Bast will too. Good Luck!
post #17 of 19
How did Bast go with her spay?
post #18 of 19
Good luck Bast!! And some calming vibes to mommy too!
post #19 of 19
That's good you are getting your cat spayed, she would thank you for it if she could! Does she have to spend the night? I hate that when they have to spend the night. I wish you and Bast luck and comfort! She'll be so happy to see you again!
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