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Louie's 'altered' ego

louie's mum
December 9th, 2004, 07:46 PM
greetings everyone.
well 'we' made it thru Louie's neutering today. he clung to me like a baby in the examination room before i tucked him into one of their cages :sad:
he was brave tho and now he's home. no stitches :eek: (really surprises me) but he's licking it a lot. it looks so sore but vet says it's not all bad for little boys. he doesn't seem like he's in pain :confused: he is of course, wiped right out and he's eating but i hear the occassional loud meow which is so unlike him. anything i should watch for overnight?
sorry this is such a poorly written post ... i'm wiped. ;)

CyberKitten
December 9th, 2004, 08:07 PM
Awwww! Sounds like Louie did just fine! (and yet, it is a lot less of an ordeal for a male than for a female - but a trauma nonetheless for our little ones). I think it's moe traumatic for us actually. I want to be in there when Yin Yin has her surgery and I think the vet will allow me (so she says now anyway - so I;d best hide that overprotective mom streak that has been rearing its head, lol).

There are dissolving stitches now and medicine - and vet med sometimes even more quickly - is advancing in so many ways!!

I hope Louie will be fine!!! (and I KNOW he will get lots of TLC and spoiling from mom)

Hugs to mom and Louie! :grouphug:

Lucky Rescue
December 9th, 2004, 08:57 PM
Glad Louie is back home and safe!

I've never had a tom cat lick his incision. Just be careful it doesn't get infected, and keep an eye on it. If he licks it too much you may have to put an E collar on him.

louie's mum
December 9th, 2004, 09:25 PM
Glad Louie is back home and safe!

I've never had a tom cat lick his incision. Just be careful it doesn't get infected, and keep an eye on it. If he licks it too much you may have to put an E collar on him.

that's what i'm worried about Lucky. how much is too much?
it looks like he's thoroughly cleaned the area since we've been home. he hasn't let me close enough to see exactly where the incision is and i haven't pushed him. figure he's had a rough enough day. he just woke up from a snooze on my bed (at least i think he was snoozing), let me pet him and luv him up a little, is purring a lot and rubbing into my hand. he had another little bite to eat and is licking off and on. looks much less sore than it did earlier but it might have been iodine or something :eek:
i hate not knowing if there's something i should be doing but he seems ok enough. as i write this he's meowing a lot in the back sunroom. wish i knew what he's trying to tell me. :sad: he just sauntered by and went back to 'bed'. :angel:

p.s. thanks c.k. he's definitely getting LOTS of love and hugs. thanks for ur warm wishes :)

Lucky Rescue
December 10th, 2004, 01:14 PM
You must check it to make sure it's not swollen and red, or oozing. Cat's mouths are very dirty and that combined with their rough tongues can cause a problem.

He sounds like he's doing fine!:)

louie's mum
December 10th, 2004, 08:01 PM
You must check it to make sure it's not swollen and red, or oozing. Cat's mouths are very dirty and that combined with their rough tongues can cause a problem.

He sounds like he's doing fine!:)


thanks lucky. it's really looking good today. not red or oozing at all. he's seemingly quite happy. still sleeping a lot which is good. licking occassionally but he's eatin normally, has control of his bladder and bowels and has even played a little today. he's tried to engage me in getting his fishing pole going but i'm not going for it, don't want anything happening to pull open the incisions and believe me, this white boy can jump. :)
he hopped up on me this aft and settled in for one of his famous little cuddles :love: which is a first in quite a few days (even before the surgery) which i think i needed more than he did :love: so i think we're getting back to normal.
i'll continue to check him out tho. i didn't realize cat's mouths were so dirty. do dog's have clean mouths or that a wives tale?