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Elle goes in for her Spay tomorrow!

post #1 of 18
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Just wondering if anyone could spare some good vibes for Elle tomorrow! She's going in to get spayed at 8:30am, but has to stay overnight

I am starting to feel really bad about leaving her just like when Simon went in to get neutered. It's not that I am worried about the actual procedure, I am really confident with my vets abilites in that area, but I just hate the thought of leaving her alone when she's in pain, I know I would want my mom if I went in for surgery!

I am bringing in her favorite teddy bear and hope that will provide her comfort until I pick her up on Tuesday!

I am not sure what to expect from this procedure, I know Simon was lethargic for a few days and sleepy. This may be a little graphic, but they didn't give Simon any stitches and he was oozing a little bit which looked painful but the vet said it heals fine. Does anyone know if they most often use stiches for females or glue?

I also know that the spay is a more complicated procedure. I am sure I will find out more about the care needed after the procedure tomorrow when I take her in.

I am sure everything will be fine, I will update everyone once I hear back from the vet after the spay!
post #2 of 18
TONS of good vibes coming from LILO, GARFIELD, BABY KITTIES, and MYSELF.
Please let us know how it goes.
post #3 of 18
Lots of good vibes being sent for Elle She will be fine, snuggle up with Simon and she will be home before you know it
post #4 of 18
I am sure she will be fine, but I understand your worry. Can you give her a towel or a t-shirt that has your scent on it to comfort her as well? As for stitches they vary from vet to vet, but many now use internal or dissolvable stitches that don't have to be removed. Some vets put a bandage on, others don't, but you may find that you will need to discourage her from licking herself. Just for a laugh, here is a picture of Ellie the day she was done (she was allowed home in the afternoon)
post #5 of 18
Thoughts flying Elle's way! and some calming vibes for you.
post #6 of 18
lots and lots of good vibes for you and Elle
post #7 of 18
Good luck to you and your baby! Hope all goes well. It's really up to your vet, I think. I know how you feel, not wanting to leave her. That'll be hard. Maybe you should sleep with something of her's to comfort you! A friend's cat was glued, but another was stitched, so I think it depends... While I'm here, does anyone know if spaying changes your cat's personality? I've heard that sometimes it does, and my kitty's so sweet, that I'm scared to have her spayed, in case it changes her... I know it has to be done, but I worry!
post #8 of 18
Prayers & quick healing vibes coming your way sweet Elle.
post #9 of 18
Don't worry I am sure she will be fine I undersand how you feel though, I had to leave Maya overnight as well when she got spayed. I felt horrible, I made 6 calls to the vets office to check how she is doing She had stiches, which were dissolvable but they didn't come out so I removed them after 10 days or so. She was so sweet she let me do it, eventhough she scratched everyone at the vets office, they couldn't even go near her. After we got the stiches out we had a nap in the afternoon. I had her favourite toy there with her and a little baby blanket that we have in the bedroom she likes to sleep on.

As for the question above if the spaying changes the cats personaly here is my experience with that. We adopted Maya, she is 1 1/2 to 2 years old. We didn't know if she was spayed or not so we had to wait and see.
Maya was really sweet and cuddly before she went into heat, then when she did, she becme really aggressive. She would attack, bite, scratch, meow 24/7 we could barely sleep at night, and plust sometimes she would just scratch me in the middle of the night for no reason at all, and she got my face too.
After we got her spayed she was back to her cute, cuddly loving self as before. We were really worred that she wouldn't be as vocal anymore as before the spaying (she talks and talks and talks all day ) but everything stayed the same, except for that really bad mood swing
I think it must vary from cat to cat, since they all have their own personality, but I would say that it doesn't change them much, it does calm them down though. This is just my experience, hope it helps a bit.
post #10 of 18
Sending lots of vibes for little Elle - I'm sure she will be just fine. I'll be thinking of you all.

Lily had under the skin stitching - so no stitches are visible on the top surface and none will need to be removed.

Our Vet gave us a very detailed invoice for the procedure, explaining everything they did and I saw on there that Lily was given a pain relieving injection and an antibiotic injection as part of the "closing up" procedure of the operation. She came home only a couple of hours after the surgery and did not appear to be in any pain. We were thinking that when the pain relief wore off, she would show more signs of discomfort, but she never did.

It will be a week tomorrow - the wound is healing beautifully, she has shown no ill effects and has got so soft and cuddly it's unbelievable.

I hope that Lily's experience can give you a little comfort when thinking about what Elle will be feeling tomorrow.

We are here with you all the way
post #11 of 18
i wish elle the best of luck. my kitten was spayed on 3 days ago but she didnt have to stay overnight - i was able to pick her up that same evening AND to my surprise, my vet used surgical glue instead of thread so she cant pick on it and its been healing up nicely so far. Im not sure how popular the glue is but seeing that she cant pick on it -i like it.

positive vibes positive vibes!!!!!
post #12 of 18
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Thanks for the support everyone ! I really appreciate it

I took her in this morning, she's always really vocal but as soon as I stepped in the vets office I didn't hear a peep . I gave her some last minute snuggles, but didn't want to upset her so I got in and out pretty quickly even though I would have liked to stay with her for a bit. The vet called at 12:30 and her surgery was complete and went great, she was still really groggy though. She has to stay overnight it's policy, so I can pick her up anytime tomorrow after 10am!

Simon was looking for her ALL over the house, I didn't think he would mind her being gone! It was so sad! He was really vocal and was making weird noises while scanning each room! It broke my heart! So I gave him a little treat of wet food for supper (he normally only eats wet food in the morning) and then we played then snuggled!

I can't wait to pick her up tomorrow! I miss her SO MUCH!

Thanks again for the good vibes,

More updates tomorrow!
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by JaneMary
Thanks for the support everyone ! I really appreciate it

I took her in this morning, she's always really vocal but as soon as I stepped in the vets office I didn't hear a peep . I gave her some last minute snuggles, but didn't want to upset her so I got in and out pretty quickly even though I would have liked to stay with her for a bit. The vet called at 12:30 and her surgery was complete and went great, she was still really groggy though. She has to stay overnight it's policy, so I can pick her up anytime tomorrow after 10am!

Simon was looking for her ALL over the house, I didn't think he would mind her being gone! It was so sad! He was really vocal and was making weird noises while scanning each room! It broke my heart! So I gave him a little treat of wet food for supper (he normally only eats wet food in the morning) and then we played then snuggled!

I can't wait to pick her up tomorrow! I miss her SO MUCH!

Thanks again for the good vibes,

More updates tomorrow!
Siamese cats must really be different. When my one cat was at the vet, my other cat acted like nothing had happened at all.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by elizwithcat
Siamese cats must really be different. When my one cat was at the vet, my other cat acted like nothing had happened at all.
I was actually surprised too ! When we brought Elle home 4 months ago it took about a week for Simon to warm up to her, but now they are best buds ! I always catch them snuggling together in their sleeping box, in the bed, on chairs, or up on their cat trees!

It’s amazing actually, I am so glad I got him a mate, they can’t breed but they have a strong relationship!
I am sure he will baby her when she comes home tomorrow. She usually DEMANDS his attention and cuddles! If he’s trying to clean himself she will muscle in and make him lick/clean her! It’s so cute!
post #15 of 18
That is great news. Elle will have new odors on her when she comes home from her vets. Simon might be a little distant from her for awhile but soon everything will be back normal. I'll look forward to your update.
post #16 of 18
Glad it all went well and looking forward to an update when she is home.
post #17 of 18
Make sure you give her a big smooch from me when she gets home.
post #18 of 18
I'm so glad it all went well. You must be so excited to get her home. Give her a scritch from me.
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