Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Oh, hang in there Leslie. I had Wendy (now Maddie) spayed before she went to her new home. It was definitely much worse than having my boys neutered. If you can pick her up with one hand up under her crotch and the other hand holding her neck, with the crotch hand scooping her up so her back is arched a bit and carrying most of the weight, it will be easiest on her and probably won't cause her much pain at all.
The good thing is that it only last two or three days or so. These guys heal remarkably fast but I still cringe at the memories. Just ask Jeanne (Maddies Mom). I emailed her through the whole ordeal. It was very unnverving, but I ended up taking her out of her e-collar early and giving her freedom much sooner than planned because she healed so quickly.
Best wishes to you and Shadow! I wish you both a speedy recovery too.