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Thread: Malachi's "big snip" - update: his neuter "out of norm" :(

  1. #16
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    Thanks everyone. I'm glad Dr. Boltz did the surgery too, because what would have happened if I had taken him to a low cost spay/neuter which I was considering in the beginning? Would they have caught it as fast as Dr. Boltz? (also, nice to note she didn't charge me for the additional anesthesia or the CBC!)
    Malachi is a little abnormal in general, so it's not surprising that his wasn't just a normal procedure. I talked to Linda, and he was a pretty sick kitten in the beginning and he has a bit of stunted growth as well (he has shorter legs than the norm for Orientals), so he's probably a bit more sensitive to things.

    I was surprised that a suture was put in since they aren't typically used, but due to the bleeding, I think it was just a precaution. When I went to pick him up last night, the vet tech was telling me that he had blood all over his face from licking the area and there was blood in the cage too right after the surgery, so they caught it pretty quickly. Poor little Malachi.

    They gave me some pain killers to take home and also microchip info to fill out. Since he was under anesthesia, I figured I'd get him microchipped at the same time.

    He actually perked up when I brought him home and he was happy to see Phinehas. He did seem a bit restless, but otherwise seems to be doing ok as of this morning *fingers crossed*

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    That's the news I was waiting for
    It may be normal that he was restless- having been away for a day. Hope that Phinehas grooms him a little and he'll recover quickly and be his naughty self.

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    Aww, poor baby! That was rotten that he had complications. I hope he settles tonight and Phineas is nice to him.

    Kisses for Malachi.

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    Poor boybee. I hope he's doing better today.

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    Just caught the news. Has he perked up yet? Hope so!
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    I hope his grandpa is snuggling him and loving it all better!
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    I'm glad to hear that he's doing well and I hope that he'll continue to do so. So does he have to wear his e-collar again so he doesn't pick at his suture? Will the suture dissolve or do you have to bring him back to have it removed? I hope that Phinehas will take good care of him. I bet Malachi's so glad to be home again. Please take care.
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    When I first brought Malachi home, I was worried he was going to lick his surgery area to death, but luckily he didn't and he seems to be doing just fine now!
    KAK, nope - I don't need to bring him back in since it's a dissolve-able suture. Phinehas and Malachi seem to be doing ok, so I'm really hoping we're on an upward swing with them both right now. The meds that Linda gave me really seem to have helped clear up Phinehas's eyes, even though they're still a bit crusty...they're looking more clear. His attitude seems a lot better too and he's back to meowing for me in the morning if I don't open my bedroom door early enough to feed them!
    Thanks for all the good vibes for my boys!

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    Great news!!! I'm so glad to hear that they're both doing well and I hope that this will continue. Have a wonderful Easter!!!
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