This is Sephie after she was spayed yesterday morning. She has been very lethargic ever since and hasn't had any food yet - sniffs and licks but I think her throat is a bit sore and she doesn't want to swallow. I took her back to the vets this morning and he was able to reassure me that she wasn't showing any sign of dehydration. He even thought she was back for her post op check up (3 days after the op) so wound must be healing well, even if she is still knocked out - probably by the pain killers - not surprised as the notes on care said that they included an opiate. Opiates can totally knock me out! I was quite astounded in December when I was in hospital waiting to have an ankle pinned and on codeine which was totally knocking me out and said that I didn't want to be using an opiate based painkiller for a while - with the result that the next medication was tramadol (also an opiate) ... not really sure what was going on but I know I only took the paracetemol ... despite the fact that I actually like tramadol - or may be because I like tramadol
I've taken a few days off work so I can be around whilst she is recovering and rather glad I did because I'd probably be fretting about how she was if I was at work and not really managing to get stuff done. Mind you it was time for a break - not quite hanging on by my finger nails but could feel myself getting closer.
Sephie's next visit to the vet is due on Monday but I expect that she will be back to being full of beans by then and my problem will be keeping her in until Saturday!
The vest is supposed to stop her scratching and over grooming the wound and getting it infected but I'm not sure she is comfortable in it and the vet thought it might be something that is stopping her from eating so I may try taking it off for a while and see how she gets on without it. At least I can do that if I'm around.
Have been for some nice long runs - first since the accident that left me in hospital for the incident mentioned above. Have had some lovely bits of light and good views through hedged paths and across open fields. Yesterday morning there was a large group of house martins gathering around a particular tree - not seen that sort of activity before - or may be I have but haven't noticed it.