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Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« on: August 20, 2014, 06:34:39 PM »
Poor Little, just feeling better and then it was time to spay her (and take that liver sample).  I opted for an ovary-only spay. The uterus is intact but the risk of pyometra is negligible because the ovaries are no longer influencing it.

The process is less invasive because it can be done laparoscopically with a small incision and the surgeon isn't working near the urethra and some major blood supply areas. The trauma is supposed to be less and recovery time should be quicker (7-10 days). Unfortunately for her, the first 2 days are still going to be pretty damned rough because of the liver biopsy. Her incision is also slightly bigger because they needed access to the liver - but still smaller than a traditional spay.

She's feeling pretty darned crappy. Cried when I (slowly!) went over train tracks on the way home and then didn't want to sit up so I could lift her out of the car:


When I got her in the house, she asked to go outside. I thought she was peeing, but she just sat down really awkwardly. Then she sunk down and stayed there for a while. But then jumped up and yelped when Dash sniffed her (from a foot away). 


I force fed her the pain meds about an hour ago and she just ate some chicken and egg, so she's starting to get more comfortable. Still heartbreaking to watch!
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 08:27:52 PM »
Poor baby! She looks so pathetic  :(  Hopefully she'll be feeling better tomorrow once the anesthesia gets out of her system
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 11:05:49 PM »
Poor girl, it's terrible to see them hurt and be miserable when there isn't a lot we can do about it. Hopefully she'll bounce back pretty quick.  :fingerscrossed:

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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 11:01:21 AM »
Her eyes say it all..Hoping she feels better soon.
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 08:50:00 PM »
She's feeling better today - moving a little more but taking it easy, eating a little, taking her pain meds eagerly (because they are smothered in PB). I could tell the anesthetic was out of her system because her eyes were clear and a normal amount of shiny this AM, lol.

Thank goodness, I'm not sure I could handle another day of yesterday's misery!
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 10:44:55 PM »
Glad she's starting to feel better, the anesthesia can sure do a number on their systems.
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2014, 04:45:43 PM »
Poor baby . But glad today is better .
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 03:41:06 PM »
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2014, 08:23:23 PM »
"Good" news is that I had to crate her this AM because she was playing rough with Dash, when I broke that up, she started zooming around on the couch...  :wall:

But I'm glad she's got some spunk back!
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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 08:54:03 AM »
 :thumbsup: Glad she's on the mend.

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Re: Delta's "ovariectomy" spay
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 09:34:03 AM »
glad she is on the mend.  You feel bad because you hat when they are so lethargic because they feel bad and then you feel bad because you are trying to keep them quiet so they don't hurt themselves.  Pretty soon she will be back to normal.
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