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post #31 of 54
I'm so pleased it went well for you!

At least by leaving the collars on, Bella and Cinders will have some stitches left to be removed on Sunday! Molly had none left when she went back!

I bet you're all looking forward to Sunday, so you can all get back to normal!

I hope the week goes really quickly for you all!
post #32 of 54
Yay! Sundays not far away so you havent got long to wait

I knew they'd be healing fine but i know the first post spay check up made me feel better
post #33 of 54
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I was playing with Bella yesterday when I noticed that the "bump" seems to have grown larger/more prominent It's not hot to the touch and the incision is closed and the stitches and staple are all still there. I've checked Cinders and hers hasn't changed.

The bump sticks out sufficiently now that Bella can actually lick it. I'm wondering whether Bella has been able to get to it for a while now (being a contortionist ) and has pulled it which is why it is more prominent or could it be something more sinister? I'm taking her to the vets tonight just in case but if anyone has any experience or advice about this I would really appreciate it
post #34 of 54
It may be just because Bella pulled out her stitch and they had to put a staple in?!.

Does she seem ok in herself apart from that?, and have you had a word with the vet over the phone?.
post #35 of 54
It may be that she has managed to get to it and has over licked it!

I think it's a good idea that you're seeing your vet! I expect that they will give her an injection of antibiotics to be on the safe side! (Molly had this after removing her stitches)

I hope Bella's incision area recovers quickly!
post #36 of 54
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
It may be just because Bella pulled out her stitch and they had to put a staple in?!.

Does she seem ok in herself apart from that?, and have you had a word with the vet over the phone?.
That's what I am hoping for (or as Sarah said, perhaps she has overlicked). She seems absolutely fine. I spoke to the vet on the phone and he said that it might be a hernia type thing where the fat has started to leak out but when I checked the incision last night, it was clean and there is no sign of leakage

I really hope it is nothing sinister or serious - Bella is going to be very unhappy if she still has to wear her collar and Cinders doesn't!
post #37 of 54
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sar
It may be that she has managed to get to it and has over licked it!
The little imp can most definitely get to it! I've caught her licking it several times! What is even worse, she's even got Cinders licking it for her too!!! My husband has just told me he was woken up in the middle of the night by rolling movement. When he sat up, he saw Bella rolling around on her back (on his legs) as if she was in ecstasy and Cinders licking the bump. He discouraged Cinders from doing it but I'm betting this has been going on whilst we have been at work and asleep!
post #38 of 54
Overlicking could be it as well, i never thought of that?!.

What time is your appointment?, but does she seem ok?.

I hope she doesn't have to wear it longer either, or you'll have one huffed kitten on your hands!

i've just read your new post!. I can hear her now, right a bit, left a bit, a bit further down

But yes thats another thing thats possible, and seems to be the case as well, because it's like when we have a wound it gets itchy when it's healing!.
post #39 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pui Hang
The little imp can most definitely get to it! I've caught her licking it several times! What is even worse, she's even got Cinders licking it for her too!!! My husband has just told me he was woken up in the middle of the night by rolling movement. When he sat up, he saw Bella rolling around on her back (on his legs) as if she was in ecstasy and Cinders licking the bump. He discouraged Cinders from doing it but I'm betting this has been going on whilst we have been at work and asleep!
I can just picture it!

I'm glad that you've been able to discourage Cinders from helping Bella give her bump a jolly good lick!

It's amazing what they can and will do, isn't it?!! They are certainly determined little things, especially your young Bella!
post #40 of 54
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The appointment has been made for 6.10pm. I can't make it any earlier because I have back to back meetings at work today Bella seems fine and happy which is the main thing.
post #41 of 54
That's good that Bella seems well appart from the bump - always a good sign!

I'm sure her appointment will go really well and she'll be back home encouraging Cinders into some other shenanigans!!
post #42 of 54
As long as she seems ok in herself thats a good sign, and half the days nearly over now

I'm still giggling at the thought of Bella rolling around on her back
post #43 of 54
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It wasn't overlicking and it wasn't the staple

Bella had a saroma (caused by being over-active) which has had to be drained. Basically, a gap formed between her skin and the muscle which allowed bloody fluid to gradually seep into this empty space. There was a lot of fluid in the lump - she had 3 syringes full of this stuff drained out of her

The vet has wound a bandage tightly around her stomach area to apply pressure to prevent the gap from opening again and to help the muscle and skin bond together. When we got home, my husband noticed that Bella was leaking into the bandage but we were told to expect a bit more leakage.

She's going back again on Sunday for a check-up. At this stage we're not sure whether her stitches will be removed or not. My poor baby
post #44 of 54
Awwww poor baby But she doesn't have to be put under again does she?.

Thats something similar that happend to me when i had my appendix out!. They did exactly the same thing with a bandage rather than put another stitch in.

How is she in herself?
post #45 of 54
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No, luckily they didn't have to put her under to drain the stuff out. One of the nurses held her up and my husband held her legs and then the vet just used a syringe to drain it out. Bella wasn't happy at all and the nurse got scratched for her efforts Kirsty the nurse has now been scratched by every cat we have ever owned

She seems to be fine in herself. She was very quiet on the way home and is a bit quiet now. I'll be keeping a very close eye on her tonight and tomorrow. I want to give her a cuddle but I'm a bit scared of picking her up at the moment in case I hurt her unintentionally
post #46 of 54
Oh well thats a relief She's bound to be quiet after they've been prodding and poking at her bless her, but just give her plenty of scritches
post #47 of 54
Poor Bella. Have never heard of that happening with a female, but I have also never seen them spayed on their stomach either. Fingers crossed she will be fine by Sun.
post #48 of 54
Thread Starter 
Thanks My vets are South African so maybe they were taught a different way to do spays. Everyone I've spoken to have commented on the fact that the op was done on the stomach and not on the side. As long as Bella recovers ok, that's all I really care about.

Anyway, I'll let everyone know how we get on on Sunday. Thanks for all your support guys
post #49 of 54
Aw, poor sweet Bella. Healing vibes and hugs to her and all of you.
post #50 of 54
I've just seen this!

I'm sorry to hear that it wasn't just over licking or the staple, but at least she has been seen and will be on the mend now! I bet she feels fed up of being poked around!

I'm sure that she will heal just fine now that the fluid has been removed!

Sending lots of healing }}}VIBES{{{ to Bella and to you all!
post #51 of 54
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Well, both girls had their stitches out this morning so we took their collars off as well We also removed Bella's much shredded belly band

Bella still has a bump but it isn't as large as it was. We'll monitor it for the next 2 weeks for any signs of change.

The last 10 days have been the longest of my life - thank you everyone for helping to keep me sane
post #52 of 54
Oh I'm so pleased that bella and Cinders have had their collars removed - they must be so pleased, as must you be!

I hope Bella's lump continues to decrease in sze and they are both completely healed in no time at all!!

Isn't it amazing how long these times feel like they drag!
post #53 of 54
I'm glad to hear the ordeal is over! Hopefully, Bella's lump will clear up in a few days.
post #54 of 54
Yay their back to normal without their collars
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