Friday, February 11, 2011

The Aftermath

She's so pitiful, isn't she?

We dropped Catastrophe off at the regular vet about thirty minutes ago. They're only going to keep her today because she's doing so well. She needs to get a few more bags of IV fluid and have her incisions monitored before she comes home, but other than that, she seems to be in good spirits (if a little tired and definitely not loving the Collar of Kitty Shame). She was purring and trying to cuddle with us, even though the collar kept getting in the way.

There are a lot of aftercare instructions for her. The staples will be coming out in ten days, but until then, we pretty much have to watch her 24/7 (luckily, all three of us keep pretty different hours). We're probably going to move her into Matt's office so that she doesn't run around and rough house too much with Cataclysm. Remember, this is the cat who ripped open her spay incisions by playing too vigorously after the surgery.

Moral of the story: don't let your cat play with hair ties. Kitty abdominal surgery is not cheap, and it looks like I'll be the one paying the bar tabs for the foreseeable future.

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