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*Pauline*
15th August 2010, 10:06 PM
Hi everyone, sorry I've been a bit quiet, I have been quite stressed as usual! Poppy's spay is tomorrow. I gave my vet the sample tube and instructions from Clare Rusbridge about how to prepare her ovary for donation. The vet will keep it in the fridge and I will post it to Clare. He's a really nice vet, we have had to liaise over this sample donation and I think he's a very nice laid back man who knows his stuff.

I've been cleaning like mad today, getting through a mountain of washing and tidying up the study which turns into the junk room periodically. The dogs know something is up. Now I have to find something to do tomorrow to keep me busy. My kind neighbours have offered to drive us to the vets. It's not far but Poppy is having a bath tonight and I want her to be clean for her operation. I'm grateful as I did't want to go on my own.

ourempire
15th August 2010, 10:46 PM
I cross my fingers and send you my best hopes for her. I didn't even know that you could donate her ovaries. Maybe it's a stupid question, but what kind of research is it for?

*Pauline*
15th August 2010, 11:05 PM
Maybe it's a stupid question, but what kind of research is it for?

It's for Syringomyelia research.

*Pauline*
16th August 2010, 02:13 AM
Well I've just cleaned the lounge floor and my daughter's bed room carpet, Poppy has the runs. :sl*p: We are sleeping in the lounge tonight as the floors are wooden here.

jld
16th August 2010, 02:39 AM
Good luck with the spay.... I know you will be so happy when it is over, and she is home.

*Pauline*
16th August 2010, 02:06 PM
Thank you x

Tania
16th August 2010, 02:51 PM
Gentle hugs for Poppy, hope she is ok. :hug:

Duffer
16th August 2010, 02:53 PM
Good luck to Poppy with her little op, and brilliant about the eggs being donated for research!! :thmbsup:

She will be fine, she might even get a nice little cone! Cava got one after her spay, after a few funny incidents she realised it could be used as a weapon for scraping on my legs & arms!!

hugs to Poppy from Cava & Spud :hug:

*Pauline*
16th August 2010, 03:00 PM
Thanks Tania and Clare. The vet said she won't need a collar but we'll see. Brian sent me a very posh collar modelled below a few days ago so we will be using this if need be.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4881993592_3f01295a71.jpg

I mowed the lawn and made some chocolate cookies for the surgery staff. Keeping busy! :v*cuum:

Tania
16th August 2010, 03:55 PM
Would you let me know who made the collar, it would be good to recommend for people in the future........Molly didn't need a collar, it was as though it never happened.

Love my Cavaliers
16th August 2010, 04:08 PM
Both of my girls came through their spay beautifully and neither needed a collar. Have you heard anything yet?

Spangly
16th August 2010, 04:46 PM
I`ve been thinking about you today and wondering how things are? My Spangle was great and didn`t have any problems and no collar. I was so worried too! :hug:for when she gets home.

Blondiemonster
16th August 2010, 04:51 PM
Thinking of Poppy!!!:lotsaluv:

Nick
16th August 2010, 05:36 PM
Hi Pauline,

Sorry to hijack your thread about Poppy, but Millie is being spayed tomorrow morning as well.

I am so nervous for her, and know exactly how you feel.

Nick

*Pauline*
16th August 2010, 06:48 PM
I got the call to pcik her up at 3;30pm. I think they should have kept her longer, no one needs to see their dog so dopy. She has screamed a couple of times. I called the vet who said I can't give her the painkillers yet as it would overdose her as she has had an injection of painkillers. I could however bring her in for a different pain killer. She isn't up to traveling again so as long as she keeps still, she is ok.

*Pauline*
16th August 2010, 06:58 PM
Would you let me know who made the collar, it would be good to recommend for people in the future........Molly didn't need a collar, it was as though it never happened.

Sorry Tania, Brian did ask me to send you the details, I forgot. They are called Comfy Collars. Here's the link:

COMFY COLLARS. (http://www.comfycollars.co.uk/)

Karlin
16th August 2010, 07:10 PM
Glad she is out and home. :flwr: Maybe if you crate her, that would help her to stay calm and to sleep quietly? Is she comfortable in a crate?

*Pauline*
16th August 2010, 07:13 PM
Thanks Karlin, she hates the crate, she doesn't freak out but she will cry. She is trotting around occasionally now.

freesia
16th August 2010, 08:09 PM
Aw bless her, I bet you will see a big difference in her tomorrow, all the best.

Duffer
17th August 2010, 10:40 AM
poor little pet, Cava was like that. I just wanted to wrap her in cotton wool! Wouldnt even let Karl near her, I was like a very over protective mother!!!

:hug:virtual hugs for her, she will be right as rain in a day or two

Molly76
17th August 2010, 10:50 AM
I hope Poppy is doing better today...I just left my Molly in today she seems so little to be getting spayed but she is already hit 6 months...I am so anxious just want to have her back home...she cries with the slighest amount of pain so fingers crossed.

*Pauline*
17th August 2010, 11:13 AM
I hope Poppy is doing better today...I just left my Molly in today she seems so little to be getting spayed but she is already hit 6 months...I am so anxious just want to have her back home...she cries with the slighest amount of pain so fingers crossed.

Thinking of you today and wishing Molly a speedy recovery. :hug:

Claire L
17th August 2010, 11:14 AM
Hope Poppy and Millie are both doing well today :hug: :hug:

Nick
17th August 2010, 11:28 AM
I dropped Millie off this morning, and am expecting to collect her at about 16.00.:xfngr:

I hope Poppy and Molly are doing well.

Nick

Sandrac
17th August 2010, 11:38 AM
Hows Poppy doing today - hope she is feeling better -:hug:

*Pauline*
17th August 2010, 11:58 AM
Aww thanks everyone. Thinking of you and Millie Nick :hug:

Some pictures for you. First the little one sleeping it off. We have taken up camp on a mattress on the lounge floor as Poppy is a jumper. It's not unusual to find her on the dining table so I have to keep a very close eye on her.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4900943084_0b5f358934.jpg

Stitches. Very small, less than two inches. As you can see by the size of her teats, she's most likely been a mum which is sad given her SM symptoms.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4900351425_ce0d4834ff.jpg

Her ovaries for Clare Rusbridge's SM research.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4121/4900965376_a99b259db3.jpg

And this morning hiding under Mummy's dressing gown and not coming out!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4900373925_e8a94ee9d5.jpg

susandavis1
17th August 2010, 01:48 PM
Aw, poor Poppy hiding under mam's dressing gown, she must be feeling sorry for herself!
Her stitches look very neat. Wishing her a speedy recovery and big hugs :hug:

Sending hugs to Molly and Millie also :hug:

Molly76
17th August 2010, 09:55 PM
Well Molly is home and fast asleep in her bed just letting out the odd cry. Had a good chat with vet and she thinks Molly wont grow anymore...she is still tiny and weighs just 3.8 kilos seems so small.

Poor pet also had her baby teeth taken out so drooling everywhere!

I am glad it is over I was so tense all day.

Hope Poppy and Millie are on the mend

Nick
18th August 2010, 12:38 PM
Millie is home too!:p She was a bit "woozy", and is wearing her buster collar. She slept well last night, and was more like her old self this morning. Buster Collar will be on for 5 days, and stitches come out after 10.

Nick

*Pauline*
18th August 2010, 12:58 PM
Oh Nick, that's a shame, Poppy doesn't have any stitches to come out. Can you take a pic of them? Hope she is feeling better soon. Be careful not to let her jump. It's hard stopping them though! Poppy isn't licking her wound she more bothered by her itchy "Brazilian"!

*Pauline*
18th August 2010, 12:59 PM
Wow, Mollie is tiny. Poppy is 8.9k and slim.

The Boss
19th August 2010, 05:13 AM
Sorry for bumping your thread pauline but i didn't want to start a new one.....anyhoo little fudge got spayed yesterday and after all the stress and worry on top of realising just how quiet and empty the house is when they're away, i'm amazed at how quickly they bounce back , i must admit it was quite upsetting seeing her after i picked her up so dopy and still in pain for a few hours she looked so miserable but gradually the tail started to twitch then waggle like a loon later in the evening and i knew she was perking up , came home this evening to find her waiting at the door bright as a button and gazing up at her hanging lead...being under the weather doesn't last long with these dogs...lol

The Boss
9th October 2010, 03:00 AM
meant to say but how trusting was everyone on there dog leaving they're stitches alone?....fudge doesn't seem to be interested at all in hers so do you think it would be safe to leave her without a collar or keep it on just to be safe?