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Jackson looses his "man Hood"

post #1 of 14
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Hey everyone,

I may be a little too late to get a response, Jackson is going to be neutered tomorrow morning, This is a first for me, just wondering how everyone felt about leaving him home by himself the following day? Iam in college but if it was better for me to stay home with him I definatley would! Thanks
JJ
post #2 of 14
Well the surgery is quick and the recuperation is fast too. It is better if you are around though, to make sure Jackson's recovery is normal without problems. Who will take care of him while you are away? I hope you did not mean it literally when you said you were leaving him alone by himself?
You just got Jackson last March 29th? He is definitely adjusting to his new surroundings. And then he will be neutered tomorrow. All these changes may be stressful for him. Please make sure there is someone you trust (and loves cats) to care for him in your absence.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by yayi
Well the surgery is quick and the recuperation is fast too. It is better if you are around though, to make sure Jackson's recovery is normal without problems. Who will take care of him while you are away? I hope you did not mean it literally when you said you were leaving him alone by himself?
You just got Jackson last March 29th? He is definitely adjusting to his new surroundings. And then he will be neutered tomorrow. All these changes may be stressful for him. Please make sure there is someone you trust (and loves cats) to care for him in your absence.

I think she meant that more along the lines of going to one of her classes.
post #4 of 14
Well, when my cat Daffy was neutered, he felt pretty bad the rest of the day; he was cold and couldn't walk too well. I ended up holding him on my lap to keep him warm. He was better by evening, though, and walking around normally (if a bit tiredly) the next day.

I imagine it's about as bad as a guy having a vasectomy... it's one of those outpatient things where you want to rest for a while, but it won't make you an invalid for a week, or anything.

I'm not sure if your Jackson will want to be held like my cat did; some cats, when they feel bad, would rather hide or sleep. At any rate, I think it will probably be evident whether he will make a quick recovery by about 12 hours after the surgery, when he is fully recovered from the anesthetic. If he's eating and walking normally, he should be fine, if a little sore. And if you're just leaving for classes, don't worry too much... having a cat-loving friend check in sometime during the day might be a good idea, as much for your peace of mind as for your cat's safety.
post #5 of 14
My cat acted like nothing had ever happened! If he is acting normally I think it would be fine to leave him for the day.
post #6 of 14
Mine were super-groggy for the first 12 hour or so, but the next day they were fine. I say play it by ear: if he seems normal, go to class.
post #7 of 14
My boys also acted like nothing had happened. Watch him the night he comes home, if all seems okay I don't see why you couldn't go to class.
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by yayi
Well the surgery is quick and the recuperation is fast too. It is better if you are around though, to make sure Jackson's recovery is normal without problems. Who will take care of him while you are away? I hope you did not mean it literally when you said you were leaving him alone by himself?
You just got Jackson last March 29th? He is definitely adjusting to his new surroundings. And then he will be neutered tomorrow. All these changes may be stressful for him. Please make sure there is someone you trust (and loves cats) to care for him in your absence.
Oh yes of course, But I meant he would only be alone for acouple of hours tomorrow while I attend classes...I pick him up today and will be with him all night! Thank-you for your concerns...
J&J
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Callista
Well, when my cat Daffy was neutered, he felt pretty bad the rest of the day; he was cold and couldn't walk too well. I ended up holding him on my lap to keep him warm. He was better by evening, though, and walking around normally (if a bit tiredly) the next day.

I imagine it's about as bad as a guy having a vasectomy... it's one of those outpatient things where you want to rest for a while, but it won't make you an invalid for a week, or anything.

I'm not sure if your Jackson will want to be held like my cat did; some cats, when they feel bad, would rather hide or sleep. At any rate, I think it will probably be evident whether he will make a quick recovery by about 12 hours after the surgery, when he is fully recovered from the anesthetic. If he's eating and walking normally, he should be fine, if a little sore. And if you're just leaving for classes, don't worry too much... having a cat-loving friend check in sometime during the day might be a good idea, as much for your peace of mind as for your cat's safety.
Thats awesome, Thank-you...I find it crazy how much I worry about him...lol I cannot ven imagine how I will worry with kids when I have them! LOL I think I will go home at lunch time to see that he is ok! Thanks again!
Jayme&Jackson
post #10 of 14
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Thank-You so much everyone!!!! I will be picking Jackson up in about an hour and cannot wait to see him. I will monitor him tonight to see how he does, and like all of you said play it by ear! Thanks again, it means so much!!!!
J&J
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Jayme&Jackson
Thats awesome, Thank-you...I find it crazy how much I worry about him...lol I cannot ven imagine how I will worry with kids when I have them! LOL I think I will go home at lunch time to see that he is ok! Thanks again!
Jayme&Jackson

No problem. If every cat I've had neutered is any indicator, he should be himself in a day or so.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
No problem. If every cat I've had neutered is any indicator, he should be himself in a day or so.
Thanks again, Iam sure he will be fine like you said!
J&J
post #13 of 14
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Thanks for all of your comments. Jackson has been home for a near 5hours and doing very well, like alot of you said, he came home acting like nothing happened...Now he is sleeping, the anesthetic may be wearing off so he's gettin his beauty sleep! Thanks again everyone!
Jayme&Jackson
post #14 of 14
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Just another update, Jackson is doing well, When we brought him home last nite we were watching him closely, on and off all nite we had to give a snap of the fingers because Jackson was far to interested in cleaning his Owie... Iam at school now and will be going home soon to be sure he is staying clear of cleaning for acouple days! Any comments or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
Jayme& Sore Jackson!
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