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Coco's mom
26th January 2007, 02:00 AM
Well, I've been dreading this moment for months. Coco's spay is tomorrow morning. I'm really nervous for her. :( She's also having her umbilical hernia repaired.

I took her to the vet today for a check up before her spay. She had a blood test and screamed so loud. Poor girl, I felt so sorry for her, but as soon as it was over she returned to the examining room with her tag wagging, happy as ever. :) So cute! I brought in the papers about thrombocytopenia and macrothrombocytosis in cavaliers, but the vet already knew about it.

They aren't sure if she will have to spend the night yet. I'm sending her in with her favorite toy, her snowman, and perhaps a tee that I've worn (to comfort her). I bought a cute little onesie and a not-so-fun E-collar for later. Is there anything else that you guys think I should bring or that she will need?

I'm sure everything will go well. :xfngr:
Please wish Coco the best for tomorrow and keep her in your thoughts.
Thank you so much. :flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

moniechris
26th January 2007, 02:05 AM
It sounds like you have everything covered! She will do great, I am sure of it. You will just be amazed how fast they heal. After the first two days, it is hard to get them to sit still!! ;)

Harley & Carley
26th January 2007, 02:31 AM
Good luck tomorrow! I know both of you will do great and it will be over before you know it.

Shay
26th January 2007, 02:33 AM
Hugs and licks from Lily and I. :hug: She'll do just fine!

enchantingdragon
26th January 2007, 02:33 AM
Good luck Im sure she will be fine. She is quite a beauty I might add ;)

Lisa_T
26th January 2007, 03:11 AM
You could ask them to put the stitches on the inside and use the soluble kind. It makes it harder for them to pull. And for the days after have an x pen. If she comes home the eve after she really will just want to crawl into bed, so have her crate all clean with nice soft bedding and make it dark. Depending on how groggy she is, you may be advised against feeding her until the next day- that is what I was told with Amber.

Gracie's Mommy
26th January 2007, 03:44 AM
I'm sure that Coco's spay and hernia op will go just great! Hopefully she can come home that same day so that she can be in her familiar, comforting environment. Gracie and I will be thinking about you both tomorrow! :flwr:

Zippy
26th January 2007, 03:46 AM
Coco will probably be home tomorrow evening.

We'll be thinking of her tomorrow! :flwr: :flwr:

Coco's mom
26th January 2007, 04:10 AM
That's a great idea Lisa- I'll ask them about putting the stitches inside. Thanks for all the advice and good thoughts. :flwr:


Good luck Im sure she will be fine. She is quite a beauty I might add
Thanks Jasmine!

Remali
26th January 2007, 04:25 AM
I'll be thinking of Coco! I'm sure her surgery will go just fine, but I know how you feel, I get worried too about anything like that. She is a beautiful dog!!

duncans_ma
26th January 2007, 05:08 AM
You can always find support here - we will be thinking of you both

Kodee
26th January 2007, 05:53 AM
OH I can not even think of that darling face yelping! Regardless that spays are done everyday, its hard when its YOUR baby. I think we suffer more than the dogs spayed or neutered worrying about them. She'll be fine, YOU relax! :D

Claire
26th January 2007, 11:45 AM
Coco will be fine..... I bit she will get spoilt rotten in the vets. I am sure it is a blenheim thing but Woody always looks like it hurts more and then bleeds. Julian our vet believe it is due to the white fur.

Linda
26th January 2007, 12:38 PM
Coco will be fine, she will most likely be pretty groggy if she comes home today and just want to sleep. Don't worry that is all normal behaviour, Darby was recently neutered and I was worried sick but all turned out fine.

He was extremely groggy, and just wanted to sleep.

Just watch her and don't let her lick at that area, they will send you home will full instructions.

You will be fine too. :flwr:
Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts. :flwr: :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

pippa
26th January 2007, 02:22 PM
I'm sure she will be fine try not to worry. Best wishes from all of us :flwr: :flwr:

Claire L
26th January 2007, 03:36 PM
Minnie was done last Monday and she is absolutely FINE :l*v: I was worried about her all day and went in to get her as soon as they would let me. She slept for most of the evening anyway and she even did a big wee and a poo before going to bed for the night. She's been out on little walks (10 mins) and she is doing really well.

Coco will be just fine so try to organise your day so that you have something to keep you busy. She'll be back before you know it.


:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

matties mum
26th January 2007, 06:02 PM
Is she home yet :hug: ----Aileen and the gang (Jazzie--Barney--Sam)

Coco's mom
26th January 2007, 09:06 PM
Hi everyone,

Good news! Everything went well! :wggle:

She may have to stay there overnight though. :( I don't know what to do. The vet recommends she stays there, but no one will be there to watch her anyway. I'll need to take her back to the vet tomorrow morning for a post-op check-up if I take her home today anyway. I'm still waiting for another call from the vet.

Claire, I'm glad to hear Minnie is doing better after her spay.
:flwr:
Thanks for all the support. I just have to wait for her to come home now.

arasara
26th January 2007, 09:10 PM
Coco ~

Thank God she's doing so well!! :) I am glad!! Isnt a relief when you get that long awaited call that says they've made it through? :P

To be totally honest with you if I were in your situation I would be very adament that I could take her home during the night ~ ESPECIALLY if nobody would be there over night. I would personally much rather watch my furry and be able to constantly keep close watch on them than have them stay at a vets office all night where nobody would even notice if there was a problem. :(

Just my opinion! :flwr:

Linda
26th January 2007, 09:20 PM
Aneesh

I have to put my two cents in here too.

I was thinking of changing Vets prior to Darby's neutering just for convience since mine is such a long drive.


The one Vet that came highly recommended from a friend also had the same rule.

They wanted Darby to stay overnight, when I asked who would be with him and they told me nobody that helped me in making my decision to stay with my own Vet especially for the neutering.

Darby ended up having a few problems, I don't see how they can justify having her stay at the office by herself all night. I would pick her up and bring her back in the morning, you will most likely not get a wink of sleep if you leave her overnight knowing nobody is with her.

Zippy
26th January 2007, 09:23 PM
Sara just beat me to it.....unless it's too far or awkward, I'd be bringing her home for the night.

Many vets just set up a slow drip IV and go home til 7 am.

Even if you have to give her a bit of water in the night, I'd be looking after her.

If the vet says there were no complications, I'd wonder why she has to stay.

I've never had an animal stay after a spay, ask if he charges for the "care" she won't be getting...it might be a boarding fee.

I say that, not to be mean but my vet charges if people wish to have extra observation of their pet.

Glad she's come through it, it's nerve wracking, isn't it?? :flwr: :flwr:

KimNIndy
26th January 2007, 10:31 PM
oh i'm glad to hear that she's made it though ok. such a pretty little girl---it must break your heart to have to leave her. i'm with the others---take her home with you if at all possible. it will make you both feel better and surely it will help her recovery to be in a familiar caring environment!

good luck!

k

pippa
26th January 2007, 10:34 PM
My vet let my two home about 6 in the evening when they were done.

I put their basket in the sitting room and slept on the sofa all night to be with them. I did the same years ago when we had a jack russell and he got neutered . I would sooner have her where I could keep an eye on her if I were you.

Glad it all went well. :flwr:

Coco's mom
26th January 2007, 11:01 PM
Thanks guys. :flwr: I am so relieved Coco's surgery went well. I was so anxious all day waiting for them to call.

Sara, I really didn't want to leave Coco there either, but I didn't want to compromise her health in any way by taking her home early(of course). After reading your posts, I again mentioned that I'd like to bring her home since there were no complications. The vet and the staff understand my concern about leaving her there with no one to watch her, so they are okay with me picking her up at 6:30pm. :) Thanks for your advice!

Pippa, I was planning to portion off a small area of the family room for her with her little house (crate) and bed. That's a great idea to sleep down there with her. :flwr:

I know she'll be groggy today, but how will she be tomorrow? Will she be able to eat/drink or move around much? I'm worried about her being in pain- it's so heartbreaking to see her like that. :(

*Pauline*
27th January 2007, 12:35 AM
I'm glad you got to take Coco home at night. I wonder why they wanted to keep her there if she wouldn't be looked after. What if she needed to wee, she wouldn't be in a clean space then. It's an odd rule. Anyway, how is Coco doing? :flwr:

Shay
27th January 2007, 12:50 AM
Glad little Coco is home with her family. She will be much better with you I think. So happy all went well. :flwr:

Remali
27th January 2007, 03:46 AM
That's good you are bringing her home, if nobody is there at the vet's, I think she is far better off at home with you. Glad everything went well!
I love your avatar!!

*Pauline*
27th January 2007, 02:14 PM
Yes I love that pic too. :flwr:

cavalier mad woman
27th January 2007, 02:25 PM
lots of cuddles and licks she`ll be just fine dont worry :hug:

from buster,jessie,carrie &mollie xxxx

Claire L
27th January 2007, 04:23 PM
How is Coco doing??? Thinking of you both and sending big :hug: s and healing licks for Coco :lotsaluv:


:flwr: :flwr: :hug: :hug:

Claire
27th January 2007, 05:50 PM
So glad that you could bring her home, and hope she is recovering...

Natalie
27th January 2007, 06:31 PM
how's coco getting on at home? hope she feels better soon.

Coco's mom
27th January 2007, 10:11 PM
I wonder why they wanted to keep her there if she wouldn't be looked after. What if she needed to wee, she wouldn't be in a clean space then. It's an odd rule. Anyway, how is Coco doing?

Pauline, you're right. I hated the thought of Coco crying in the night to get out of the crate to go potty, then end up sitting in a dirty space.

I'm so glad she is home with me. She would have been so stressed alone at the vet's. When I went to get her, she cried out in pain when she tried to move out of the kennel to see me. :cry*ing: She seemed happy to be back at home though.

She couldn't move much without screaming in pain. When I brought her kibble out, her eyes widened like you wouldn't believe. :shock: She was so excited! I slept with her downstairs as pippa suggested, a great idea.

She seemed better this morning. She ate her normal amount of food and even had water (yayy!). The vet said she is doing well. Her pain seems to be a little less. She isn't doing much though, just sitting and lying down. She must be in pain. I feel so bad for her. I hope there's more improvement tomorrow.
Thank you all your support! It's so nice to have people sending good thoughts from all over the place. :flwr:

Gracie's Mommy
27th January 2007, 10:14 PM
So glad to hear that Coco is doing so well! It's great that you were able to take her home with you as that just seems to be a better option. I don't understand the benefit (from the vet's point of view) in having the pets stay over night if there's no one there to monitor them....I guess it's the boarding fee they're looking for. :roll: Anyway, so happy that she's home and getting back to her normal self! :flwr:

*Pauline*
27th January 2007, 11:52 PM
Did they give you pain killers for her? Poor little girl. Glad it's all over :flwr:

Coco's mom
28th January 2007, 05:57 PM
:updte:

Hi Pauline,
No, they didn't give me any extra pain killers for Coco. They gave her some after the surgery, and that was it. I guess it will just take time for her to heal.

I just thought I'd let you all know how Coco is doing. She wasn't doing anything yesterday but lying down (the day after surgery). She looked really miserable. :| I tried to encourage her to move a little or play, but she wasn't interested.

At 11:30pm, she went out for her last potty and she FINALLY went #2!!! I was getting worried that she was constipated and uncomfortable. She hadn't gone since before the surgery. When she came back in, her tail was wagging and she was moving around much more! Yayy!

Today she is willing to move around a bit more and she showed some interest in her toys. :) I'm happy to see any recovery, even if it's slow.
Thanks again everyone! :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

Zippy
28th January 2007, 06:03 PM
Glad to hear that Coco is doing much better today. :)

Part is the surgery but they have to recover from the anaesthetic too.

As you pointed out, once *everything* gets moving, they're much better.

She's such a pretty pup! ;D

Coco's mom
28th January 2007, 06:09 PM
Thanks Zippy. Im so glad she is doing better too.

Maxxs_Mummy
28th January 2007, 06:16 PM
Sending big :hug:sssssssssssss for Coco. So glad she's feeling better now :D :flwr:

pippa
29th January 2007, 12:28 AM
Hi to you and Coco, so glad she is feeling better :)

Claire L
29th January 2007, 04:31 PM
:D So glad to hear that Coco is on the mend :thmbsup:
It just makes you love them even more when you see how much they go through....


:flwr: :hug:

matties mum
29th January 2007, 06:38 PM
How is she today ----Aileen and the gang(Jazzie--Barney--Sam)

*Pauline*
29th January 2007, 11:25 PM
How's things? Coco is so pretty, her coat is very shiny, what do you shampoo with? :flwr:

Remali
29th January 2007, 11:39 PM
I'm so glad that Coco is doing better, I got worried when you said that she was in pain. Give her sweet little face a smooch for me!

Coco's mom
30th January 2007, 11:39 PM
:D So glad to hear that Coco is on the mend :thmbsup:
It just makes you love them even more when you see how much they go through....


:flwr: :hug:

:flwr: That's so true, Claire. I can't believe how much pain she must be going through after major abdominal surgery. At least when we go through surgery, we can reach for painkillers. These little guys suffer silently. I wish I could take the pain from her!

Coco is doing much better. She's definetly getting back to her normal self. :) Thanks for your concern. Coco sends you all a big hug! :hug: :l*v:

Pauline, I use a Biogroom shampoo on her. It's a tearless, perfume free, and hypoallergenic one. I got it for her before she came from the breeders. It's been great, no dryness or anything. I had read about Chris Christensen, Pet Silk, and Biogroom shampoos/conditioners from various breeders that show dogs, so I wanted to get Coco one of those. I happen to find Biogroom in a doggie shop, so I went with it! :flwr:

Cathy Moon
31st January 2007, 02:07 AM
I'm glad to hear Coco is doing well. :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:

Surprised the vet didn't send some pain meds home with her though.

WoodHaven
31st January 2007, 02:16 AM
:updte:

Hi Pauline,
No, they didn't give me any extra pain killers for Coco. They gave her some after the surgery, and that was it. I guess it will just take time for her to heal.

I just thought I'd let you all know how Coco is doing. She wasn't doing anything yesterday but lying down (the day after surgery). She looked really miserable. :| I tried to encourage her to move a little or play, but she wasn't interested.

At 11:30pm, she went out for her last potty and she FINALLY went #2!!! I was getting worried that she was constipated and uncomfortable. She hadn't gone since before the surgery. When she came back in, her tail was wagging and she was moving around much more! Yayy!

Today she is willing to move around a bit more and she showed some interest in her toys. :) I'm happy to see any recovery, even if it's slow.
Thanks again everyone! :flwr: :flwr: :flwr:


Our vets usually give us a two day supply of pain killers. I am surprised they didn't send you home with something.

Kodee
31st January 2007, 02:21 AM
I am behind reading posts, too many wake ups with Kodee I think. But I am glad all went well. I would have thought they would give some sort of pain med for a day at home. Poor Coco! But all is well now :flwr: