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Old 02-13-2010, 12:22 PM
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Picked Tilly up yesterday and was horrified at how much pain she was in. She just kept whimpering so pitifully. I actually turned the car back around and asked the doctor to administer a pain shot as I just couldn't wait to get home to administer the oral meds (which are a pain to give b/c her mouth is so tiny).

Spaying and neuterings have always gone so smoothly before. I always request pain meds but usually only have to give them on a schedule and not on symptoms. With Pearl, it was all I could do to nail her butt to the floor as she was good to go as soon as she got back. No quietness, no lethargy, no whimpers...she was running around and playing. Boo and Poppet were groggy from the trip home from their alterations, but nothing unusual there either.

But Tilly is just in so much pain. The injection worked and she was out like a light, but the pain came back about 9 hours before the next scheduled pill time. I know it was risky but I gave her half a dose. I just couldn't bear seeing her wincing and crying.

I was really worried b/c she's so small and even the two days she spent at the vet made her drop a visible amount of weight. I can see her ribs and her spine is more prominent. Fed her some Ensure (vanilla flavored and no artificial sweeteners) with an eye drop. Really nervous b/c she hadn't peed in a long time so I was trying to stimulate that as well. She's been home now for about 24 hours and she managed to eat some plain scrambled egg and a bit of chicken. Gave her the other half of her regular scheduled dose of pain med. She seems fairly comfortable but cries whenever I'm not beside her. She's always been a bit clingy but it's really, really bad this time, and I'm wondering if maybe I should call into work and stay with her another night...but I already scheduled a day off for the surgery, so I've got to really give that one some thought. I work in 6 hour shifts, and I've got the playpen out and stocked with tons of blankets, a fresh pee pad, food and water.

Just keep us in your thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery. This spay has really, really traumatized her.
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Aww bless her. I bet she is feeling really sorry for herself. I know its not quite the same but my 2 boys were neutered at the beginning of the week. Billy is absolutely fine but my other dog is still feeling really sorry for himself. Mind you he has to wear a buster collar because he wont leave his stitches alone.

There all different, like people i suppose, some feel pain more than others. I really hope she feel better and mends soon x
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I'm so sorry Tilly is struggling after her spay surgery
She will probably just rest when you go to work...
They all take anesthesia/surgery differently. Poor Jerry
throws up the entire evening after anesthesia. Jerry also
cries after vaccinations. Tabitha seems unaffected.
Just know that this will soon pass and you will have your
happy little girl back again.

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Poor little baby hope she's feeling better.
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Poor little Tilly!!! Another thing that people need to be aware of when they want the teensy tiny ones!! It takes a special person to handle the itty bitties and Unchienne you are doing a fine job. I bet she will bounce back in the next day or so. You are doing everything right and I'm so glad you are so conscientious in taking care of her.
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Sandy, I'm so sorry to hear little Tilly is having such a rough time. I can sympathize. Chance also had a terrible time recovering after his neuter. So heartbreaking to see them in such pain. I hope to hear that she is bouncing back soon. Keep her warm, and extra comfy. Watch for any sign of infection, fever, etc. Give her some hugs and kisses from us. Please give us an update, okay. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. (((Hugs)))



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oh the poor soul, some handle pain better than others I suppose. Lola was like nothing happened to her.

Hugs and kisses to Tilly. I hope she feels better soon.
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Awwww poor little Tilly. I hope she is better soon. Did you have the pre op lab work done? If they have underlying issues it's takes them longer to recover from being put under...Give her (((HUGS))) and puppy licks from Zoey and I....
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