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Fiona got spayed yesterday...

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Fiona

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Purred: Sat Jan 28, '12 1:13am PST 
My little Fiona got spayed yesterday. The veterinarian said she will only take out her ovaries and not her uterus. I've never heard of this before but she said it's a less invasive procedure. Fiona got her relaxant while me and my fiance were still at the vet. She didn't even meow when they gave her the needle, I was so surprised! We left the vet around 10am and then around 1:30pm the vet said we can pick her up. She was still under anesthesia when we got there. I was very surprised we were allowed to take her home so early. So we got home and I immediately placed her on her comfy blanket. She woke up 20 minutes later and was walking around all loopy and disoriented. She walked around for about an hour or so, I tried so hard to direct her back to her blanket but she was not having it. She vomited 2 times within that hour. Finally she fell asleep, waking up here and there, and vomited again.
Overnight I set up her "area" in our hallway. I only left fresh water out for her. My hallway was the best place for her, no places to jump and she has a lot of room to walk around if she felt like it.
When I woke up this morning, I noticed she vomited again overnight. I offered her some food (and in the food I crushed up her antibiotic medication) and water...she didn't drink any water and the second she smelled her food, she vomited again. Now she's sleeping and just resting.
I'm getting kind of worried because she hasn't eaten anything since her "last" meal before surgery and she needs to take her antibiotics. It hasn't been 24 hours since her anesthesia and I know it takes at least 24 hours for kitties to come back to "normal". I will try to offer her some more food when she wakes up.
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Shannara

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Purred: Sat Jan 28, '12 7:44pm PST 
Our vet always keeps cats overnight so that the anesthesia has worn off and the cat is awake and has all its facilties so it can't fall and hurt itself. I am surprised they let you take her home before she even woke up. Is this your regular vet?

Did you call the vet with your concerns? I really don't have any answers for you since this has never happened to me. Hoping that Fiona is feeling better. She is so pretty!
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Bella My- Beautiful- Angel

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Purred: Sun Jan 29, '12 5:59am PST 
Bella came home the same day....she wasn't still, she was all over the place, but sore. And that was years ago. Clincs often do this-happens in the world of TNR all the time.
How is she today? If she vomits again, let them know. Its usually the anesthesia.
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Natasha

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Purred: Sun Jan 29, '12 6:14am PST 
My vet won't let us take them home until they recover from the anesthesia...I would be concerned if you don't see improvement by now....Do you have another place nearby to have them check her?....I would go to the hospital if you don't see any improvement by this afternoon.....It is worth the peace of mind too.....That would be the last time that I would go to the vet if they allowed my cat to go home like this....They are closed today...on Sunday...too.....I would definitely call them tomorrow to tell them what happened.....Hope that she is feeling better by now....We have her in our thoughts.....
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Fiona

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Purred: Mon Jan 30, '12 12:38am PST 
Fiona is doing a lot better! She stopped vomiting and is eating like her usual self. She even started jumping around and playing. She bounced back pretty good but this morning...I noticed she removed 2 of her stitches!! But her incision site looks ok to me, it's not bleeding but just a little redness. The vet came me antibiotics but not an e-collar. I asked the vet for a collar and she said no no no she doesn't need it, she won't touch the site too much. Yea right!!
Anyway, I called the vet this morning and told her what happened. I'm bringing her back in about an hour. I know she might have to get stitched up again, but I just don't want her sedated again. I feel so bad for her, she's been through enough already!!
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Natasha

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Purred: Mon Jan 30, '12 2:44am PST 
Glad to know that she is better.....Fiona will most definitely look at her site. If you do a collar, you don't have to do one for long....Natasha got one when she had her eye done. She had it on for a week, I believe.....
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Athena (In- Memory)

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Purred: Mon Jan 30, '12 10:04pm PST 
Athena spent the first night of her spay at the vet's (normal procedure for him) and she chewed one stitch overnight. He retied it and sent her home without a collar. He said to just watch that the site didn't get infected. She wouldn't chew on them during the day when we were able to watch her, but overnight she would chew one stitch a night. She still healed fine even though 10 days later when I took her back to have her stitches removed, there were only 2 left that she didn't chew off.

Glad to hear Fiona is feeling much better. happy dance