Malachi's "big snip" - update: his neuter "out of norm" :(
I dropped Malachi off today for his neuter surgery. Gosh, it's been so long since I've had a pet in for a spay/neuter and it's just amazing how worried you get. Poor little Malachi was trembling when I dropped him off. :( He's gained 2 pounds since the last time I was at the vet! He's now 7 pounds! :eek: He's getting to be a big boy!
I sure hope everything goes ok!
Update from Dr. Boltz - neuter "out of norm" :(
Of course something would happen *sigh*
I've been having so much trouble with my kitties lately that I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this wasn't a simple surgery. :( I'm glad that Rachel updated me, but now I'm expecting a huge bill since poor Malachi needed to be put under twice! :eek:
Dr. Boltz said his neuter was "a little out of the norm" because she noticed that after his surgery, he was bleeding from his scrotal sacks. He wasn't hemorrhaging, but he was bleeding more than she would have liked. She had to put him back under to find out which one the blood was coming from (the left) and she ended up putting a suture in.
She also ran a CBC to check on his blood cell count, because she couldn't quite figure out why he would be bleeding. She mentioned that Orientals can be prone to hemophilia :eek: (at this point I'm starting to panic) so she wanted to check the blood cell count to rule that out. Luckily, it came back fine (thank goodness!) and he wasn't anemic. She gave him an injection of antibiotics, so he shouldn't need anything when I pick him up tonight at 5pm. I just hope he's fine and once I get him home we won't have any more issues.
We're still fighting the feline herpes virus with both Malachi and Phinehas, which is pretty frustrating, so I don't want to add any additional medical issues for these guys. :(
Dr. Boltz said that she'll be checking him every half an hour until I pick him up, so hopefully this little glitch with his neuter was just that...a little glitch.