FHO Surgery: Femoral Head Ostectomy for Cats
February 18th 2013 4:01 pm
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Animals have a natural instinct to clean themselves, especially when injured. This gives the cat's wound an opportunity to get infected, and the whole process of surgery starts all over again. Chloe didn't really pay attention to her wound until TODAY. I should have had the vet put a cone on her right after surgery so I wouldn't have to wrangle my cat to put it on. The first time I tried, I felt like I was diffusing a bomb. The second time, I finally got it. She has been mad/uncoordinated ever since. I had to gear myself up to put a cone on Chloe. That doesn't mean I made up a nifty cheer, I did what anyone would do....I searched the internet for re-opened wounds after stitches. It was terrible! It did give me the strength to make the better choice and stuff Chloe into her plastic cone as her eyes bore into my very soul. She did really well. No biting, no scratching. This will be a very long week and a half.