Since we last spoke, the weekend got more interesting. Sunday night, likely after I was done posting about my excursion with Joy & T - I noticed that Miss Casey had been "bothering" the stitches on her tummy from her "spay" surgery. It was quite nasty looking and for the faint of stomach, I'll spare you the details, but needless to say I was VERY stressed out.
I probably would have continued to press my panic button and call my vet's emergency line had we not ALREADY ONCE used the emergency services that weekend. I called my mom and she came down and helped me wrap Casey's tummy in the bottom band of a t-shirt I cut up and fashioned a bandage for her. I didn't sleep much on Sunday night - checking on her every couple hours.
Monday morning bright and early - as soon as the vet opened we called for an appointment. They squeezed us in and thankfully I learned that when female kitties get this type of surgery there are two levels of stitches - internal and external. She had only taken out some of her external stitches - so really it was just looked uglier than it was. They gave me some cream to put on it and.... the CONE. Casey's got to wear this now to avoid her picking at anything further. I have to tell you, she's the sweetest little girl in the world - but the worst feline patient!!
The pink bandage got taken off today but the CONE of CRAZINESS will remain on longer. The vet would like to keep it one for another week.... YIPES -- we'll see!!
T didn't really know what to think of her "new-new" with a cone... but she's been really sweet and gentle as usual with her. Here's a picture of the little tot at breakfast yesterday.
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