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Old 12-01-2012, 01:47 AM
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Exclamation Twinkie got spayed today- help :(

Okay, so Twinkie (a little over 5 months, 3.3 lbs) got spayed today. Took her in around 7:30am- picked up around 5pm. She has me a nervous wreck.

I will start off by saying that we do joke around that she's a bit of a drama queen- but she's freaking me out. All is good as long as she is staying still, but whenever she tries to move/go to the bathroom/we try to pick her up (hand under butt+chest) she starts yelping and crying. I have done research, and I know that obviously she is uncomfortable. I'm just freaking out because of the crying. Our vet is gone for the day, so we called the emergency vet and they had us give her a little bit of her pain medicine. But still whenever she tries to change positions she cries. She keeps trying to lay down, and whenever she does she cries and shoots back up.
She went to the bathroom- pooped, and she was crying. She still has a piece off poop on her butt actually. I'm sorry if that's gross I'm just not sure what I should be doing. I don't want to try to clean it- have it hurt her, and have her move and then hurt herself... She hasn't peed yet, she tried but she started crying and stopped trying. She has eaten a little bit, we mixed pumpkin with her food so that she wouldn't have to push too hard when she has to go to the bathroom...

I just don't know what to be doing, I thought she would be sleeping, so we had her heat pad and bed all ready for her, but she is sitting up and just looks so uncomfortable. I really honestly feel like the worst pet parent ever because I feel so helpless.

Have any of you guys had the same experience? What should I be doing?

I forgot to mention she has staples, not stitches.
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It sounds like you're doing the best you can to me. The first night is always very uncomfortable. When my larger dog got neutered he stayed up all night crying my boyfriend and I held him through the night as that's all we felt we could do, along with his pain medicine. It's good you're giving her pain meds, just this Monday I was discussing spaying Ava with my vet and he said pain meds are very important, and that the first one or two nights they will be pretty uncomfortable. If you don't see improvement tomorrow then you could call your vet to see what they think. Don't be hard on yourself, you're doing the best you can! Just keep her as comfy as you can and console her and definetaly keep her on her medicine. Hope that helps and hope she feels better, bless her heart!
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The spaying is much more complex that the neutering, and is usually tougher for
the girls to recover from. I'm glad you have pain meds for her. She should be
slowly but surely feeling better with each day, if she does not than call your vet.
Right now though it's still very fresh, it's normal for her to be in discomfort.

I know it's tough, but hang in there, you sound like a very attentive mama.
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Danielle see Tiffani & I wrote our messages at the same time, saying almost the
same thing. We've been there, we know it's not easy the first day. Just keep
an eye on her, make sure she's comfy and give her plenty of rest.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:16 AM
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Danielle see Tiffani & I wrote our messages at the same time, saying almost the
same thing. We've been there, we know it's not easy the first day. Just keep
an eye on her, make sure she's comfy and give her plenty of rest.
I know, it helps to hear it a lot. I think my boyfriend and I are gonna do shifts with her tonight. Our cat is being a pain because she isn't getting any attention. Basically I just want this to be over.


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Old 12-01-2012, 02:24 AM
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Well for what it's worth I'm sending lots of healing thoughts her way.
Keep us posted on how she does, if you get a chance.
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Yup, we both understand how you feel! Just be there for her the best that you can, she'll be feeling better before you know it. Let us know how she feels tomorrow!
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Awww, I'm sure Twinkie will be all right! The anesthesia as well as the actual surgery can make them a little off for a while. Keep up with the pain meds as they'll keep her comfortable. A little soreness is helpful, though; as too often if a dog feels TOO good they overestimate their abilities and may be inclined to run or jump. This can cause trauma to the incision site. So, it's better they be a little on the calmer side. Just pamper her, give lots of pettings to distract her, too. Mine all love a gentle fingertip head massage! They fall asleep soon therafter, too. In a few days you'll be trying to keep her calm. =) Keep us posted!
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