Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Conehead

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.

9 comments:

jeanette wunderly said...

Poor Casey! Those cones are horrible! Love T's hair!

Joy said...

T must be thinking what the heck is going on around here! Better be careful that little T does not try to put the cone on too. I am so glad your little kitty is feeling better.

Troy and Rachel said...

I tried that with my cat and he just kept walking backwards trying to get out of it! I ended up putting a baby t-shirt on him since his stitches were in his back (lump removed) and he couldn't get the shirt up far enough to lick anymore. At least it saved the dreaded cone!!

Kim said...

Haha, I did the SAME thing with my cat too! :) Glad everything is okay!

findingourdaughter said...

Poor kitty!
T is growing changing SO MUCH....it really is amazing.....so adorable and precious!
Counting down to August in MI!!
Hugs!!

Barb said...

Poor kitty!

Roger and Joanne said...

I swear T is looking cuter and cuter and more adorable with every picture you post! You must be feeding her "beauty pills" or something... HAHA!

Kristine said...

In the new movie "up" they call the cone the "collar of shame"..so funny.

Ouch on the stitches! I would have done the same thing...that kind of stuff freaks me out too.

I hope you and T have a great weekend. I just love her hair...

Kristine

Becky and Keith said...

Ohhhh.. the cone!!! My dog, who was more like a pot bellied pig at the time, had a cone and it was the funniest thing. Poor thing would try to get up the steps but get caught at the step. Poor little guy! I know what you're going through - it's stressful! Thankfully T is there to love on that sweet baby! :-)