Sasha and the dreaded e-collar
So as some of you may know, I got Sasha spayed Monday and she came home home Tuesday morning. By late Tuesday night she was chewing/pulling/licking her stitches to the point of making the site red. Wednesday morning I got an e-collar from Petco, a Comfy Cone so it's a soft one. I was off work yesterday but sick so I slept on and off (plus I got no sleep the previous night making sure she left her site alone). When I wasn't watching her I would put the cone on, and she slept most of the day yesterday. She also had had some pain medicine since she seemed sore. I took it off to let her eat and take breaks. However, it wouldn't be even fifteen minutes before she'd be pulling the stitches, hard. I would give her a couple of chances, then put the collar back on.
She is miserable with the cone, yet her incision was looking a lot better yesterday since she couldn't get at it. No more redness. It's a small comfy cone, and it fits her well, but it seems a bit heavy for her 6.8lbs. She walks around a little but she mostly wants to cower and look miserable with it on. I feel so sorry for her but she won't leave her stitches alone. I know normally during the day she sleeps a lot and so does Sherlock, and the pain medicine makes her drowsy too, but I work 12 hours today and tomorrow and I feel awful knowing she has to wear that for such a long time. My husband gets home a couple of hours before I do, but in all honesty I don't really trust him to watch her without it because he won't pay attention and she'll probably hurt herself yanking them again. Her stitches are supposed to be taken out next Tuesday, and I'm off this weekend so I can watch her, but I'm just wondering how do you guys do it, those who have had had to put the dreaded e-collar on their cat? I just want to leave work and go cuddle her, poor thing.