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Tough day for Sophie :(

My wild little girl had her wings clipped today, she was spayed. We had it done with laser but I can't say it went easy at all! I heard from a lot of people what a breeze it was but I held her when they woke her up and she started to scream BLOODY murder...and wouldn't stop! The tech called for someone to bring her a tranquilizer but it never showed up. We both held and comforted her for a long time, she eventually after what seemed like an eternity quited down some but kept on crying for at least a couple of hours. I know they can have a bad reaction to coming out of anesthesia mentally but I've always held my dogs when going under and then coming back up again for surgeries and never had them react like this. It was so horrible.

I really felt it was not only mental but also pain so talked them into giving her an injection and also an injection of cerenia for nausea as she was drooling and that did quiet her down a lot but not completely.

I stayed with her there for a couple of hours past when they said we could go home just to be safe and have been home for a couple of hours now, she is not moving much she just sits in one place with her head down. Right now she is under my chair just standing there kind of leaning against the chair leg not doing anything.

I have offered her a very small bit of food in a small amount of water a few times and she is eating and drinking well. But feel just terrible about the awful day she had. This morning she was so happy, playing and being sillier than ever it was so hard taking her in.

I had a minimally invasive hysterectomy this summer and really was a breeze, no pain or anything. Nothing like what poor Sophie is experiencing. I hope my sweet baby girl sleeps well tonight and feels a lot better in the morning!
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Poor Sophie, I hope she has a restful night and is better tomorrow.
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Oh, no, DeeDee, that is awful! You probably had an even harder time that Sophie did, because it is excruciating to have our pets hurt or scared or confused and we can't explain anything to them. How awful. I hope that Sophie, especially, can sleep, and that you can, too. Poor baby girl, I feel badly for her, too, and just know her from your posts.

So heartbreaking.

What a weird/terrifying reaction. Did the vet have anything to say to explain this?

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Aww. Poor Sophie. I'm sure she'll be back to her regular flying self in no time.

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DeeDee - I'm so sorry to hear about Sophie's spay laser experience. What a brave little girl she is. She's so lucky to have you as her mama as you're taking such great care of her. Emmie sends some healing licks and woofs.

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Oh Dee Dee I am so sorry Sophie had such a terrible experience and I know how horrific it was for you too. I have never heard of that before, so sad for you both. I hope Sophie feels better really soon and I hope you are not beating yourself up over having to do this. You did the right thing for her and she will be fine and will forget the whole thing. Healing thoughts.

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Poor little girl. Hope she has a restful night and tomorrow will be a better day. Sweet dreams little one.

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Oh, I'm SO sorry to hear what a bad time Sophie had! While there was probably some pain involved, my bet is on the anesthesia. Kodi had a terrible time coming out of it... Cried and cried. And he WAS given pain meds very early in the game. The next morning, he was still very unhappy... Just sitting by my feet whimpering and whining. I gave him the pain pills I'd been given for him, and it didn't improve the situation at all. i called a good friend of mine who is a vet, to get her take on what was going on, and she said it was much more likely to be distress over feeling disoriented from the anesthesia than pain, considering the meds he was on. (And, of course, neutering a boy is not nearly as invasive a surgery as spaying is so he SHOULDN'T have been in that much pain)

The good news was that by the second day post op, he was back pretty close to normal, and by the third day, he was really fine. It IS so hard to see them so uncomfortable, though... No matter what the cause.

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Oh DeeDee that would be so terribly upsetting. So very sorry Sophie had such a not happy day. She was probably just disoriented when she woke up. Poor baby girl...Truffles slept when I brought her home. The next morning she was back to normal. I had to really watch she didn't play too much. Hoping Sophie gets lot's of rest tonight and is feeling better in the morning.

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Dee Dee,
I'm so very sorry to hear about poor Sophie! I wasn't there when my dog was just waking up so I don't know how she reacted, but she was very restless for a couple of days, just couldn't find a comfortable position, and it was a while before she ate or drank. She sleeps with me so I was able to watch her constantly. We had someone with her constantly also during the day until she was herself. A little cotton onesie was her best friend. The stitches never bothered her so we didn't need the collar. Sophie will be as good as new in a few days, but your experience sounds terrible. All the best, Linda and Zoe
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