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Nervous About Neutering

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Well, its finally time for Psi to get neutered. He's getting it done on Thursday. I'm really nervous about it...

I want to take him in the earliest I possibly can and they said we can pick him up between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. What can I expect after his surgery? What is the schedule of him "waking up"? How long until I should worry about his grogginess and when will he be expected to be back to eating/drinking/peeing/pooing and just being Psi again? Will it be okay for me to leave him alone on Friday morning for a few hours when I go to school? I have to leave again Friday afternoon for a few hours too but I'll be able to check on him after school, will he be okay all alone? I plan to stay up with him all through Thursday night. He'll have stitches, right? How long until they will come out or will the dissolve? Will he have to wear a hood so that he doesn't pick at them?

Okay, I know I asked 500 questions but please help me feel better about this!!!

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I don't recall anything strange when Barnaby came back from his operation. I would imagine he probably was groggy and slept a lot but if he was acting strange in any way I would have taken note of it.

When an old girlfriend's cat was neutered about 9 years ago I remember him licking the wound a lot but I don't recall Barnaby licking on his wound at all (at least not that I saw). I imagine the stitching/closing of the incision is done differently these days.

Let us know how he makes out.
Now that you mention it, I think that Barnaby did not eat for a while after his surgery. I also seem to recall that he threw up on the rug. I know he did once and I think it may have been after his neutering, because otherwise I would have been concerned about the vomit. Poor little guy. I bet he'll be much better tomorrow. :wink:
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