Jewel and Willow Video Collection

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Recovery time!

It's Day 6 since the girls' spaying and they've clearly not only lost their uterus and ovaries, but they've also lost their minds. This has been the cheapest lobotomy/age-regression procedure ever.

They have gone completely bananas acting like tiny puppies again and mommy's THRILLED. They're playing tag and skidding throughout the house, Jewel goes berserk whenever I show thee suh-lightest bit of excitement and she's all motor paws on my knees and wanting to lick my face off and playing hand-to-paw.

Willow still cries and TOTALLY takes advantage of her 'convalescence' and wants to be held all the time. Even at 3am, she'll go wandering and whimpering so Daddy will wake up and go out to the living room and hold her like a baby on the couch. And you know what? He DOES! and don't you dare leave her on the couch in the living room by herself cuz she can't jump down to find you! Whine whine whine, cry cry cry cry....

eeeeehhhhhhuuuuuhhhhh....I am soooooooooooooo patheeeeeeeetiiiiiiiiiiic........

Their incisions appear to be healing well. We've had no oozing or gapping and mom's reallyreallyreally been good about not pulling on the scabs on the incisions (compulsive picker...)

Willow's incision, 4-5 days ago...

They aren't itching at their sides so much, though there's still a little rash of pinprick size scabs at their ribs from the first few days.
Since they had hernia repairs done, he did the procedure through that incision, so it's a bigger incision (I imagine) than for a routine spay. The advantage is that they can't reach the incision with either tongue, teeth or toenails. Jewel did try to 'help' Willow (as the vet had warned us) by starting to lick on Willow's incision, but Mom put a stop to that and she hasn't tried it since.

Jewel: loving feeling normal again!


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