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Healing vibes for Buffy...pyometra!

post #1 of 20
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My little Buffy, who is 7 months old and was scheduled for a spay at the end of the month, went into her first heat last week. It only lasted a few days and seemed to be very mild, almost a "pseudo-heat". Yesterday morning, she was curled up next to me when I woke up, and when I went to pet her, she growled. This is something completely out of character for her; she usually starts purring the minute she sees us, and is a complete sweetheart.

She then sat up and began to lick her groin. I noticed a tiny bit of creamy colored discharge and jumped up to grab the phone. We were at the vets ten minutes later.

My poor little girl had a 103 fever! The vet confirmed my fears, that it appeared to be pyometra (infection of the uterus). She went in this morning for an emergency spay, which is going to cost me twice the price of a routine spay.

The vet tech called an hour ago to let me know Buffy was out of surgery. She did well, but she had a very bad case of pyometra. They said she was very lucky that I caught it so fast, but her prognosis is still guarded. I can pick her up in 2 hours.

Please send some healing vibes for my little Baby Buffer! She is the sweetest girl and it breaks my heart to know she was in pain.
post #2 of 20
You got it, Sue! Sending lots of good thoughts Buffy's way.

Years ago, my oldest kitty got pyometra too - AFTER she'd already been spayed!
They call that a "stump pyometra". I took her right in, just as you did for Buffy. She ended up doing fine.

You're one observant mom to catch this so quickly! All the best to you and Buffy (she's a cutie-pie!).
post #3 of 20
Sending healing vibes her way...I am so sorry! But if it will help at all, I took my Misty in (years ago) for her spay, she was dancing around on the exam table and I saw creamy discharge on her pants...I knew immediately what it meant, and it was the first time I'd seen it. I was so aghast...I had brought her in and she suddenly opened up what had been a closed pyometra.

She came through fine, and has been fine since. Your girl I believe will do fine as well...thanks to you being so observant.
post #4 of 20
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Just got back from the vets. Everyone there is now in love with Buffy! They said she was giving kisses and headbumps to all. Her fever finally broke and she is alert and acting much better than I had anticipated.

She's going to stay on Clavamox until her stitches come out in 10 days, and we have pain meds for her as well (yay, I didn't even have to ask for them, the vet gets a gold star for that!).

Thanks for the vibes, will keep you posted.
post #5 of 20
Thank goodness you noticed and she is coming through it all right. Well done you, and well done Buffy for being a sweetheart at the vet's.
post #6 of 20
Wow, its good that you noticed so soon.
Here comes a whole lot of healing vibes!
post #7 of 20
Beautiful girl belly rubs & HUGS from Mischka & Linx
post #8 of 20
Lots of recovery vibes going her way Sue! I know how scary pyometra can be.

Great pic! She's a little sweetie.
post #9 of 20
Hi Sue - What a great outcome - sounds like Buffy's well on the road to recovery!
I second that gold star for the vet for giving her pain meds - good for him!!

Looking forward to hearing more good news about your little sweetie!
post #10 of 20
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She just about shredded us this morning and again tonight when we went to give her the antibiotics (liquid). Her appetite is very good, she is playing with the other cats and back to her adorably cute self, except when she sees the oral syringe in my hand...

Thank you all so much for your good wishes. I learned long ago, Cat Site vibes really work!
post #11 of 20
Some more vibes coming your way that medication time will become a bit easier!

TCS vibes ARE the best!
post #12 of 20
So glad to see that Buffy came through OK. She sounds like a feisty little one!
post #13 of 20
I'm glad Buffy is healing and everything went well! Sorry, I've been so absorbed in Jake's illness that I missed this thread. I haven't been around much except to update. He's still not doing well and I'm very concerned so I may not be around much more yet. But I wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and Buffy! She's very cute, btw!
post #14 of 20
Maybe the pill form of clavamox would work better for Buffy. I recently had to use that for my cat. I put the pill in a little "meatball" of canned food just before it was time for a meal, so I knew my cat was hungry. She'd wolf the "meatball" down and then I'd give her the rest of the food.

Meds can be a real challenge - good luck!
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Oh no, what's wrong with Jake? I just got back here a few days ago and haven't sorted through all the threads yet.



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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u
I'm glad Buffy is healing and everything went well! Sorry, I've been so absorbed in Jake's illness that I missed this thread. I haven't been around much except to update. He's still not doing well and I'm very concerned so I may not be around much more yet. But I wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and Buffy! She's very cute, btw!
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by KTLynn
Maybe the pill form of clavamox would work better for Buffy. I recently had to use that for my cat. I put the pill in a little "meatball" of canned food just before it was time for a meal, so I knew my cat was hungry. She'd wolf the "meatball" down and then I'd give her the rest of the food.

Meds can be a real challenge - good luck!
Oh yeah I forgot to tell you about medicine! When I went to the vet they gave me a little thing called a "pill gun" and it is way cool! It looks kind of like a long syringe with a rubber tip. you put the pill in the rubber tip, draw the plunger back, place it as far back in the mouth as you can and push the plunger. It shoots that ole pill right down their throat. They only charged me something like $2.25 for it and boy was it worth it!
post #17 of 20
Jake has been seriously ill for several weeks. Started with a limp and fever of 105.5. He just isn't getting better really, except his fever has come down. Here's a link to the thread:Jake- Very Sick
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Buffy is doing much better. She has made the association between me opening the refrigerator and her getting her medicine. Now every time I go to the fridge, even if it is just for a cold soda, she runs and hides under the couch! She still has 5 more days of it to go, too. Sigh.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Buffy is doing much better. She has made the association between me opening the refrigerator and her getting her medicine. Now every time I go to the fridge, even if it is just for a cold soda, she runs and hides under the couch! She still has 5 more days of it to go, too. Sigh.
Sorry, but I can just picture that. I'm happy to hear she's doing better.
post #20 of 20
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Oh, it is funny. The minute I make eye contact with her...whoosh, off she goes to under-the-couch land. The only time she will approach me now is when I am in bed under the covers. Then I get kisses, purrs and headbumps. If I reach for her though, she's GONE!
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