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Max and Alfie get neutered tomorrow!

post #1 of 27
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I have to leave my babies at the vets tomorrow for neutering and the repair of umbilical hernias, and I'm nervous already! Alfie doesn't like strangers, he hides under the bed when anyone new comes round so I'm worried sick about how he's going to be (whereas Max is an affection tart so I'm hoping he'll be ok!).

Please keep your fingers crossed for them (and me!), hope everything goes smoothly, and that they're back on my sofa by tomorrow night eating chicken!
post #2 of 27
Oh they'll be sweet. My boy Lonestar is going in on Thursday to get chopped too.

I never worry about desexing. It's such a routine surgery.
post #3 of 27
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'Get chopped'

Love your terminology Sam
post #4 of 27
Clare, I still remember the day that I took Tibby (two years ago!)

I am sure that they will both be fine!...and the chicken will definitely help them to forget going to the vets!

I'll be thinking of you, Max and Alfie tomorrow though and sending lots of Calming }}}VIBES{{{
post #5 of 27
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Thank you Sarah I know I'm being a bit daft, but I hate the thought of them being in a strange place, and not knowing that I'm coming back for them in just a few hours.

On the brightside, this should hopefully be their last vet visit for six months.
post #6 of 27
It's not silly! I think everyone worries when they have to leave their babies at the vets! At least they are both going in together!

Just think, I might be going through the same thing with Little'un! *sigh*

I bet you'll be on the phone before they mentioned that you can call! Will you be picking them up straight away of when you finish work?!
post #7 of 27
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I'm not working tomorrow (have the rest of the week off as it's my birthday!), so I get to sit at home all day worrying instead I think I may have to convince someone to come out for a long lunch with me, stop me thinking about it!

I'm supposed to call between 3 and 4pm, after droppping them off at 8am......not sure I'll be able to wait that long. I know the neuter is a quick procedure, but I'm not sure about the hernia. I just hope that they can come home the same day, I'd be distraught if I had to sleep alone

So no meowmy found for little'un yet? You must be getting attached to the little boy by now! Any names spring to mind....... Has he met Tibby and Molly?
post #8 of 27
Sending lots of good vibes their way

Stormy also had to have a umbilical hernia repaired when she was spayed. I was so nervous but she made out fine, I'm sure your boys will too.
post #9 of 27
Oh yeah, I thought it was your Birthday! So you're relaxing at the moment! I'd come for lunch with you, but I think i'd have to leave Mcr at daft o'clock in the morning to get there for midday!

If you call them earlier, the nurse is generally really understanding and often it is possible to pick up your baby earlier than stated! I was told to call at 2pm and I phoned at 12:30 - Tibby was ready to be collected!

No, no Meowmy has come forward for little'un! I am getting so attached to the little boy! Still no ideas on names....yet....still trying hard to keep things in perspective

He has met Tibby and Molly through the crack in the door and through the new gate! He has met them in person - only because he's a little escape artist! There was a little bit of hissing, but not as much as I had anticipated!
post #10 of 27
This will probably be harder on you than it will be on them!
I stressed BIG time when my first one spent the night at the vet getting fixed.....not that i was worried about the surgery....but because he was spending the night away from me.
We both made it though it just fine.
Good luck to you and yours!
Linda
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
This will probably be harder on you than it will be on them!
CROSSES LEGS!!! Mmmm not convinced(Maybe its a man thing) They'll both be fine give them a few days after and they'll be back to normal.
post #12 of 27
Awww, Clare I wish your sweet boys good luck . Tomorrow will be tough for you no matter what they say b/c those are your babies going in for the surgery.
But, like Sam said, it is an extremely routine surgery and your babies will be home snuggled up to you in no time .
post #13 of 27
Hi Clare!

Just thought i'd add here to get an undate on Max and Alfie! How did it go, how are they feeling?!

Also, I hope you got to the pub with your Dad - for your distraction method!
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by Purity
'Get chopped'

Love your terminology Sam
My poor boy had one of his testicles stuck up by his intestines!

Hopefully we get him home tomorrow!
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
My poor boy had one of his testicles stuck up by his intestines!

Hopefully we get him home tomorrow!
Poor boy! His testicle must have known it was going to be removed, so decided to migrate!

Hope he's home soon!
post #16 of 27
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Alfie is fine, back to normal already. Poor baby Max though, he had a retained testicle which they found next to his kidneys so he has two wounds instead of one for the castration, plus when they repaired his hernia they found that he had NO muscles covering his chest or abdomen, apparently if he'd jumped badly over the last 6 months I could have lost him So, he also has a long wound going all the way up his belly where the surgeon had to sew his side muscles together, and a collar to stop him biting the stiches (which is driving him nuts!).

On the brightside though, vet assures me he'll be fine and there won't be any long lasting effects

I have to give him antibiotics for three days, put one in a pile of treats this morning and he ate it straight away! What are the chances the next 5 pills will be that easy?
post #17 of 27
Oh Clare, Poor Max!

I'm pleased that they were able to sort the problems at the time, as it'll save future operations and at least now, you know he's in full health!

Is Max having to wear one of those plastic collars to keep him from his stitches?!

He's good with his tablets! I hope he continues to be so obedient with them!

They'll both be right as rain in no time!
post #18 of 27
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He's getting used to the collar, but he definately doesn't like it! At least it stops him from jumping around too much so it'll be easier to keep him quiet. He's been a big softie since he got home too, lots of headbutts and cuddles

Like you say, at least it's done now, so we can all relax and get on with the important things in life like chicken, crinkle tunnels and jingle balls
post #19 of 27
Can he walk with it on?! I remember when Molly had hers, she dragged her head a little bit - as she found it too heavy

At least they have lots of goodies to look forward to! Ah, the life of chicken and crinkle tunnels!
post #20 of 27
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He hangs his head a bit, but he's not too bad. He's laying on my pillow trying to wash at the moment, poor little thing can only reach the tips of his toes!

Thank you for all the good vibes, I'm sure they helped keep me calm
post #21 of 27
Awww, bless him! it must be so annoying for him! Is Alfie wearing a collar too?!

I'm pleased that they were helpful, I kept thinking of you! I remember it oh too well! Plus, you can send some my way when Willow goes for his!
post #22 of 27
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Willow?? You're keeping him? Yay, that's fantastic news!!

Alfie doesn't have a collar, so he keeps following poor Max, and Max can't see him! Both of them curled up under the bed asleep now
post #23 of 27
It looks like he will be staying! There has been no sign of his Meowmy coming to find him and it has been a week!! So it looks like there's a baby in this family!

Aww, I'm so glad that Max and Alfie have settled now! It must be odd for Alfie to see Max with this funny thing on his head! awwww!

Oh and Clare, here is an old, old, old thread with some pictures of Tibby and Molly - I'm going to create a new one and add new photos very soon! Tibby and Molly
post #24 of 27
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Great pictures, they look so comfy and cuddly in their beds

Love the radiator hammocks, may have to buy a couple as a Christmas present for Alfie and Max!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Purity
Great pictures, they look so comfy and cuddly in their beds

Love the radiator hammocks, may have to buy a couple as a Christmas present for Alfie and Max!
Alfie and Max will just love them! Willow has one too (a double radiator one that Tibby and Molly had at the flat) and he took to it straight away!
post #26 of 27
Clare,...
your babies are in my prayers! ...
I hope they has a soon recovery!
post #27 of 27
Awww...I am sorry i didn't read this earlier *hugs*

I am glad to hear they are both back home again, and poor little max...I hope he feels a lot better soon and the collar can come off soon.

I am thinking of you all and sending lots of cuddles and snuggles to max and alfie.

Take care and again sorry this is so late

Eva x
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