Thursday, July 7, 2011

Getting The Operation

Hi everyone! This post is... awkward! But we are writing it to see if anyone could offer words of wisdom and comfort for our over-anxious Mama.
You see, Lily has never been spayed. 
The reason? Well, remember, for the first eighteen months of her life, she legally belonged to the people Mama lived with, and those people had no plans to spay her. (Remember, their negligence to spay their first dog or neuter their second dog was how they ended up with Lily in the first place!) 
When Mama ended up with Lily, she had about zero dollars saved up. What she did have, she spent getting Lily her first vaccinations (also never given to her or any other dogs by her previous owners) and to register her (one more thing never done) so that Lily could never be taken away from her. 
Mama knew about some low-cost spay and neuter clinics in the area, but she was nervous about them. Rightly so in some cases... one of them ended up being mixed up in an incident involving a "rescue organization" where twenty dogs, three birds and an opossum starved to death and another emaciated six were found alive. Mama didn't want to trust her baby to just anyone!
And then, Lily had her first heat, back in March, which meant Mama had to wait a while anyways in order to get her spayed. 
But now everything is coming together. Mama has gotten a "spay certificate" for $90, and Grampa has offered to pay for another $100 for medications and bloodwork associated with the spaying. Mama went online and found a veterinarian that would take the spay certificate, that has tons of positive reviews and no negative stories connected to it. (Unfortunately, our family veterinarian will not take the spay certificate.) Everything should be okay, right? 
But Mama, of course, is totally nervous. She's really worried about Lily getting the surgery, especially since she has to get "put under." She's really a worry wart about Lily. You should have seen her the day she took Lily to get her vaccinations... when the lady explained the risks associated with the shots, Mama just about started crying! So of course, thinking about her little dog actually getting put under and then having a major operation is making Mama a little sick. She's having horrible visions of being told that little Lily didn't make it through the operation! Even though both of our big sisters, plus Trixie and Sammy-Joe, were all spayed without incident... Mama is afraid, since Lily is so tiny, she has less of a chance of survival. 
We know Mama is being silly. But maybe if she hears it from some of you, she will feel better! 


(Also... about BlogPaws... we're probably not gonna go after all. If none of you guys are going, whats the point?)

Love,
Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe

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Jan's Funny Farm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We can understand your mom's worry, but we hope she will find a place she trusts to do the spay. Purrs and wags for her to be calm.

No one is going to Blog Paws?

houndstooth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We're all spayed here, and none of us had a bit of trouble! Lilac and Blueberry even recovered here after theirs, but I had to stay in the adoption kennel for a couple days until they released me. I had one tiny problem after mine that happens sometimes, but it was not a big deal, and once Mom took me to our regular vet here it was all taken care of. It will be so much less worry once Lily gets her spay surgery done, and she won't have to worry about ovarian cancer, either! You're doing the right thing, even though it's scary!

Bunny

Maggie Mae said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bein' nervous is understandable but your mom is doin' da right thing fur Lily AND it sounds like her has chosen da V-E-T wisely. Mom and me is sending good thoughts and vibes fur Lily. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Ginger Jasper said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think gettingg spayed is a possitive thing and can only be good. If the clinic has good write ups then it should be ok and with the power of the paws behind you all should be well. Hugs GJ xx

georgia little pea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

ANY surgery [for animal or human] has its risks. so can anyone guarantee you 100% that Lily will be fine? probably not. but the chances are also probably very good that she WILL be. lots of tiny dogs get spayed and neutered with no trouble. choosing a good reputable vet is key [as you pointed out].

then, think of all the great stuff that comes from having a spayed/neutered pup! what's not to love about the plan? :)

Random Felines said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mom gets it....it is OK to worry. But she will be in good hands. Mom has gone through it with all of us and so many fosters and she still worries every time. We are sending you purrs and kitty kisses.

(oh, and we thought about blog paws, but mom just can't swing the cost right now)

Brian said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Worry is okay, but it really should be done...sooner than later. We're probably not BlogPawing it either. Things came up.

Donna and the Dogs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

As 'georgia little pea' said, any surgery has its risks - but it is a commonly performed surgery and the vet you chose has lots of good reviews.

And when a dog is not spayed they have a risk for different cancers, so spaying is a really good thing.

I know money's tight, but if you can save up a bit more, you can ask your vet to run a blood test to make sure all of her organs are functioning properly before putting her under anesthesia, just as an extra precaution since you are so worried.

I worry over everything too, so I totally understand - but I bet she'll be just fine. :-)

SquirrelQueen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's normal for a mom to worry about her furbabies, especially when it comes to surgery. Our mom has had all of us done. Mom also works with a local organization that traps/neuters or spays/returns feral cats. She has assisted with the post op procedure and says it's very safe in the hands of a competent vet.

Mom also says that any vet should be willing to talk to you about the surgery and ease your concerns. Our mom would want to see the facilities before hand.

Sending lots of purrs & kitty good wishes your way.

Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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meowmeowmans said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It will be okay, we just know it. But we will purr and pray, just in case.

Daisy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was spayed when I was just 12 weeks old, so I don't even remember it! But cats and dogs that are spayed or neutered live longer, healthier lives, so it is a good thing.

ps: My Mommeh is not going to Blog Paws, either :(

Minna Krebs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awwwwh....your poor momma. It's normal fur moms to worry, butt we just know everything will be okie-dokie. Please keep us updated!

meowmeowmans said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just checking in to see how your mom's operation went. :)

The Whiskeratti said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Our Mom worries about us constantly too, so we know how that is. We're sure it will be fine. Hugs and headbonks.

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