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12th April 2011, 03:48 AM
Rose is getting spayed tomorrow, any prayers for an uncomplicated surgery and recovery would be appreciated! She has bloodwork in the morning (handcount platelets and a clotting factor test), her surgery and then I go pick her up in the evening if everything goes well. I'm sure she'll handle tomorrow better than I will, heh icon_blshing.

Jasper and Holly
12th April 2011, 04:29 AM
She'll be fine and home with you before you know it. Good luck and I hope she recovers soon.

12th April 2011, 04:36 AM
Good luck! She will be in my prayers all day, but I know that she will be just fine...and trust she will get a lot of extra loving and pampering when she gets home! :lotsaluv:

Out of curiosity (since I am about to get Brooklyn spayed), how old is Rose? I will look forward to hearing how it went and how she recovers...I wonder so much what it will be like!

Good luck tomorrow!

12th April 2011, 12:34 PM
I know it will go WONDERFULLY!!!! Mommies are always more nervous than the doggies!

We had laser spaying here for Gracie. It was about $40 more but I recommend it to anyone who has access to that process. Healed very fast and she did not lick at her wound at all.

12th April 2011, 05:21 PM
Thanks everyone :) . Just waiting to hear, now...

Good luck! She will be in my prayers all day, but I know that she will be just fine...and trust she will get a lot of extra loving and pampering when she gets home! :lotsaluv:

Out of curiosity (since I am about to get Brooklyn spayed), how old is Rose? I will look forward to hearing how it went and how she recovers...I wonder so much what it will be like!

Good luck tomorrow!

Rose will be 1 year on April 29th. We were going to have her spayed 2-3 months ago, but her bloodwork came back funny (large platelets) and our vet didn't know this was not uncommon in Cavaliers. The next day she came into heat :rolleyes: . We went back and forth about when (before or after the first heat), and decided, based on the number of dogs we had around here when our boxer came into heat (nothing sounds quite like a lovesick bassett hound, haha), that we would do it before. Ha. ;) . I think it's just a personal decision you make based on the facts. There are several good threads and links on here about spaying/neutering. The main difference I found was that they may be a tad taller, due to the growth plates closing later if you get them spayed before their first heat.

Good luck with your decision! I'll let y'all know how she's doing, thanks!

12th April 2011, 10:30 PM
Thanks for you advice.

How did Rose go today? We have been thinking of her!

13th April 2011, 01:57 AM
We're finally home and settled in :) . The vet said she did really well, but was having some discomfort so they gave her a little pain shot. She seems happy to be home, as happy as she can be in her slightly loopy state. I'm washing her onsies right now (I'm a week behind in laundry, heh) so she can sleep more comfortably. The inflatable ring I got her looks like it's even more uncomfortable for her than a cone :( .

Oh, and she probably has allergies, but I can deal with that (the vet and I think it's seasonal, so she's got some antihistamines to try for two weeks). Deep in her ears were red, and they had been itching her everytime she comes in from outside, so I asked her to check them while she was there. Poor baby. We go back tomorrow for a stitch and temp check. Thanks so much! :l*v:

Love my Cavaliers
13th April 2011, 04:32 AM
Glad she's home with you. Both my girls did just fine with their spays - minimal discomfort and neither of them bothered their stitches. Hopefully you'll both have a good night's rest.

13th April 2011, 06:49 AM
That is great to hear! I am glad she is home. I think Brooklyn has some allergies too that they are checking when she gets spayed. Antihistamines should help!

So...what sort of blow up thing did you get her? I am curious! I have only heard of the cone. I hate those things (well, actually I think they are really cute on the pups in a funny way, but they can't be comfortable for them!). I know that Brooklyn will be all over her stitches because she always bites down there anyway so I want to make sure she is protected when I am not around or am sleeping.

Anyway, I am glad she is home! :lotsaluv: Hopefully the pain will chill out a bit.

13th April 2011, 05:37 PM
Thanks so much :) . She is feeling much better this morning :) .

Brooklynmom, it was either this one, or one very similar (I can't find the box at the moment...):


Rose is leaving hers alone, but she slept in a baby onsie with a tail hole cut out last night (read about that here). I put it on her "backwards" and snapped the crotch together on top of her hips.

Okay, she's not totally leaving it alone, I just had to stop and put her onsie back on:o. I think I will get her a new one this afternoon that the neck with snaps, instead of the fold over kind (I had to put a stitch in each side so this one stayed on), but other than that, it's working pretty well :) . A thrift or secondhand store is a good place to find them inexpensively, and since babies grow out of them so quickly, they are usually in pretty good condition (stitching wise at least ;) ).

13th April 2011, 05:48 PM
She will soon be back to normal. Gracie is sneezing outside too... sooooo much pollen on everything. I will have to keep watch on her ears.

13th April 2011, 06:03 PM
Gentle hugs to Rose, hope she is back to her usual self soon :flwr:

13th April 2011, 06:32 PM
So glad she is home safe and sound with you. Lots of hugs to you both :hug:

13th April 2011, 07:46 PM
I am so glad everything went ok! I am terribly nervous about spaying Coco, with her possible liver problems and not being able to process anesthesia... plus on my Ragdoll forum someone had just had their Pomeranian mix spayed and she passed away :( :(

Lucky you guys have this experience over with and done!

14th April 2011, 03:33 AM
A baby onsie! What a great idea!!! What size did you get? I will get one now, just scheduled Brooklyn in for her spay in 3 weeks :) I am so nervous, but the forum is making it seem so much better for me. I chatted with my vet yesterday and she said they now do it microscopically and she will only have like 3 stitches. Cool!


14th April 2011, 03:49 AM
Oh, Alisha, that's so sad... :( . I'm sure that your vet can help you figure something out for Coco...

Brooklynmom, I got this one from the Dollar Tree, and the sizes were all wonky (and the snaps didn't hold up- I sewed ribbons on it today to tie it together. It's kinda cute :o). I just got the biggest one I could find. I got one at the Thrift store today. When I wash it tonight, I'll look again and see what size it is (I've forgotten already! lol) and let you know if it fits.

14th April 2011, 04:00 AM
Thanks for letting me know on that size when you get a chance.
I have a picture in my mind of Rose with a cute little ribbon onsie on ;) you must take a pic and post it!

14th April 2011, 04:26 AM
I'll see if she'll stand for it, haha. ;) Literally, poor baby is worn plum out tonight. If not tonight, most likely tomorrow :) .

14th April 2011, 04:55 AM
Here is Vivian in her onse after spay. She was done laproscopic version, no stitched just a couple of short wounds glued shut.

She did not bother the incisions at all, I had more trouble keeping the onse from falling off her shoulders. It rubbed the hair off her legs at the elbow. Next time will sew a tuck in the back to keep it from falling.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3998657868_094119176d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20858405@N04/3998657868/)

Still stoned from surgery. Post a picture when you can.
026 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20858405@N04/3998657868/) by suzannern99 (http://www.flickr.com/people/20858405@N04/), on Flickr

14th April 2011, 05:10 AM
Awww, she's so cute! That's the kind of onsie we have too. I put a couple of tucks in the neck, and sewed a ribbon on the top of the neck so I could adjust how much smaller I wanted it to be. I'll point that out when I get a pic up :) .

14th April 2011, 07:07 AM
Okay, here's the pink one, I can put up a pic of the purple one tomorrow (it fits better). Rose is about 16 lbs, and this is an 18-24 months, and the purple one is an 18 month stretch onsie. The purple one has a "regular" round neck opening, with buttons down the back (it fits best when I button buttons up her chest). I hope that helps.


Duh, it doesn't have to be on the dog to show you what it looks like, haha. Here ya go (that's what I get for staying up until 1am :o):

14th April 2011, 08:55 AM
You are SO cute! I love your fancy picture art work! And, it looks way cute on Rose, I am glad you made her model. Ha. She is so pretty, looks just like my little Brooklyn! I am so going to use this idea, I'll pay you back with a pic of the onsie I find :)

Thanks so much! Hope Rose is recovering well...she sure looks cute doing it :luv:

14th April 2011, 12:42 PM
and it is rose-colored for Rose. She is a cutie. Gracie will be one in May so our girls are almost the same age!

14th April 2011, 08:14 PM
Thanks :) . I don't know that I would have thought of it myself- yay for the forums! :) I'll be looking forward to your pic!
I didn't think about it being rose colored for Rose, haha! :D