Penny is at the vet right now getting spayed. :(
I felt so bad when they took her away. I won't get to pick her up until tomorrow morning because they insist on keeping them overnight to check on them. I miss my little girl already!
I felt really bad because she followed me around all morning saying "hey mom, I see you fed Faulks but ummm... you forgot me?!" "Hey Mom... where's my water at... I'm a little parched" "Hey Mom, no seriously I'm totally famished where is my breakfast... was I bad? I don't understand :pouts:"

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Comment by Yogi and Abby on July 30, 2009 at 3:01pm
Same thing happened to Yogi...he had one ball that was hiding somewhere. So they had to make an extra incission to get the other ball. He was swollen for a couple of days...we had to put ice compress on the swollen area, and he hated it!! The bill was also through the roof! AND, to top it all, he had kennel cough after coming back from the vet!! He was coughing phlegm etc. We switched vets as well, also happy with this one, and the staff are super friendly. After that, of course he hated going to the vet..
Comment by Kelli & Penny on July 30, 2009 at 2:53pm
Yeah I only get nervous because of the experience with Faulks and his neuter. He had Cryptorchidism, both his testicles were undescended so his surgery was more of a spay...his old vet did a bad job on the sutures and he ended up popping an inner stitch and needing surgery again, this time for a hernia. He was on cage confinement for 10 days and all said and done it was about 800 dollars. We have since switched vets and so far have really enjoyed him... Penny is the first surgery we've had with him so I'm crossing my fingers everything works out well. Thanks for the well wishes.
Comment by Cheryl Nickel on July 30, 2009 at 2:48pm
Penny will do great! Just be sure that when you bring her home you are in a calm state of mind so she won't get overly excited. I must say, I need to count my blessings. I have been using the same verterinary clinic for 22 years with 7 different dogs. The day of surgery, they let me bring my dogs in first thing in the morning & I get to pick them up just before they close that same day. (No one stays at the clinic at night to watch those dogs that have had surgeries, so I am glad I get to take mine home so I can watch them.) None of my dogs have ever used a cone, nor were they ever recommended by the vet & none of them ever bothered their sutures. We've never had a bad experience so we are sending happy thoughts your way for both you & Penny.
Comment by Kelli & Penny on July 30, 2009 at 2:14pm
Thanks for the well wishes guys, I get to call the vet in 3 hours to see how she did... can't wait until I pick her up. It's going to be sad tonight not having her around though :(
Comment by Kelli & Penny on July 30, 2009 at 2:13pm
When Faulks wore his cone he was pretty pathetic looking. He constantly ran into walls... at one point just put the cone straight down on the ground and sat there for a full minute... head down...hating his life.
I'm more nervous about keeping the two separated so they don't get crazy and run around and so he doesn't try licking her stitches... luckily they both have crates... unluckily the boyfriend is out of town this weekend so I'm on my own there!
Comment by Karen Stasky on July 30, 2009 at 2:06pm
Cones are soooo hard on our low-riders. If she's not going at it, she doesn't need it anyway. If you do need something, you can use a towel, rolled tight, wrap it around their neck and secure into place (I'll use tape) it's distracting enough that they'll generally leave the incision alone
Comment by Yogi and Abby on July 30, 2009 at 1:54pm
With both pups, the vets prefer getting them in very early in the morning. We were not to feed them at all...their last meal should be dinner. But that's also because we get to pick them up in the afternoon. Once they're home, they were too groggy to even touch their food. They slept the whole night. None of the kids used the "cone"...they hated it!! They kept bumping into chairs and tables and the island when they wear it...so I stayed home for a couple of days to make sure they don't bite the wound...i think i took yogi to daycare as well during recovery.
Comment by Kathryn Graham on July 30, 2009 at 1:40pm
Hope Penny's surgery goes quickly and well, and she has an excellent recovery. Madoc will be 6 months old next week, and I need to chat with the vet about how it goes with the little guys. Hope I can get a first thing in the morning surgery because I would feel bad to skip the corgi breakfast! And after seeing "Up" we laugh about him having to wear "the cone of shame."
Comment by Yogi and Abby on July 30, 2009 at 1:39pm
OMG...it's bad when you say it like that! But ya i know the feeling. With Yogi (my eldest), I cried when I dropped him off....The nurse said "he's ok..don't worry" I told her "I know...I'M not ok" LOL...With Abby, we dropped her off, went home, and Yogi started looking everywhere in the house for Abby. He scratched the door, the closets, everywhere! He didn't eat, he didn't do anything. Once Abby came home, THEN he started eating again. I never had to leave any of them overnight, but we are dreading going on vacation next year for 3 weeks...we have to have someone stay in our house with the kids. We can't bring them to Asia....too hot and too long of a plane ride. Good luck..Penny will be fine. She will be under the whole time, until tonight, and you can pick her up tomorrow!! She won't notice what just happened...she might not like vets anymore, though..lol

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