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05 November 2008 @ 07:47 pm
My Poor Baby  
They have a collar on him! I've never had a kitty sent back from being neutered that way. Supposedly, he's supposed to wear it for a week! And they say he'll be sleepy and lethargic for several days. Did they tell him that?! He's been hyper and keeps pulling the damn collar off!! And we're supposed to not let him jump up on furniture for a week. Say what? How exactly are we to manage that? And he has an eye infection, so on top of ten days of antibiotics, he needs eye meds three times a day.

This is going to be a looooong week.
senshoukoku nijouko: TL: teh dedsilverlightstar on November 6th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
When I had a male cat neutered, they put the collar on the poor thing. He was wobbling to and fro the entire time he had the collar on!
I will call her George: Hugstrangevisitor7 on November 6th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Poor kitty *pets Norrington*
dianedswdiane on November 6th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
My sympathies to your kitty cat and you. sounds like quite a chore.
Pricetag a.k.a. Mom a.k.a. Margaret: Xander - The Tyrantmprice on November 6th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
My cat was so small he was able to pull his head out of the thing. He looked cute when he had it on, though.

I had him neutered and declawed at the same time.
tygermamatygermama on November 6th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
*hands you a bottle of wine*

I think you may need this by the end of the week, Norrington could probably stand a snort too, but he's on meds.

Edited at 2008-11-06 04:17 am (UTC)
no more miss nice liberalbubblesbrnaid on November 6th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
No collars on the kitties here, but they also told me that about keeping them from going nuts.

Lorelei promptly learned how to get under the bathroom door AND my bedroom door so that she could torment LB while I was at work (and, remarkably, learned to get BACK in the bathroom before I came in), and Waffle-- Well, Waffle couldn't get under the door, so he just chased everybody and threw himself at the door a couple of times.

I just sighed and kept a close eye on them.
Becky: Cleobeeej on November 6th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
I've never had a vet put a collar on any of my pets, but I imagine it's technically a good idea. Keep him from biting at the stitches & stuff. When I had Cleo spayed, she pulled her stitches out after a couple days. Luckily, she's a fast healer. ;)

Poor kitty. I always feel so bad for them, because they just don't understand. It's hard to comfort a little guy who can't understand what's going on, or what you're saying.
endaewen: catendaewen on November 6th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
You may find this amusing then: http://www.nanceestar.com/CatPill.html
Laurie odell: ceccolicyberducks on November 6th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
Hopefully he'll calm down a bit eventually. Could you maybe put him into his kitty carrier with his favourite toys for a while so he doesn't hurt himself?
Jhava: GEN_seregilmarkusjhava on November 6th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
It's *very* good to hear he's doing well. I know how stressful it can be.

As for a collar? That's very odd. When my boys were neutered a few months ago, they returned home without a collar and only slightly groggy. By evening, they were happily eating and playing. The next day, you'd never have known they'd had an operation!

And the only advice I was given was to keep them indoors for a week. We did have post op checks on the 2nd , 4th and 7th days -- but all was well. In fact, my vet didn't even use stitches; because of the minor nature of the surgery, her current preference is to allow the incision to heal on its own. She just told me to watch for excessive licking!!

Quite a variety of opinions amongst vets by the sounds of it.
Tinuviel_hedgewytch_ on November 6th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
Awwww poor baby ;o( I hope he gets better soon xxxx
Mischiefem_kellesvig on November 6th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Smudge didn't get a collar either. But he was terribly wobbly and demanded I lay down with him until he felt better. Pixel came fixed and healed. (The joys of adopting from a shelter.)
layla_aaron: Bebop in a sink (me)luscious_words on November 6th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Awww, poor little guy. It's rough being a kitten. I only know what I went through with the girls, since the little guy was neutered when we got him. I dread to think what it would have been like with him.
Lara I.lara_everlong on November 6th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
aw, poor kitty!
Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on November 6th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
* pets kitty *