We went to visit Neala after dinner tonight... The staff at this surgical center is wonderful and I can tell Neala already has them wrapped around her little naked paw.
I think I'm back to being nervous again. After the surgery, I started feeling light hearted and like she was definitely going to be okay, but then after seeing her, I'm back to being nervous. I don't know what I expected- she just had major surgery and who of us has had major surgery and looked wonderful six hours later?
The staff must have great faith in her since they let us see her in the 'visiting room' versus bringing us back into the ICU. She was wrapped in a blankie, but I pushed it aside to snap this photo really quick.
She was purring constantly and I'm sure it was a combination of nerves, pain, and 'take me home!'. I was told that everytime a staff member comes within 10 feet of the cage, she is up and crying, "Come see me! Come see me!" So she is getting plenty of attention.
I'm glad I saw pictures of other Sphynx who have had this surgery before Neala had hers. Yes, you heard me right- two Sphynx in Holland needed this exact same surgery THIS year. Which makes me think it may be something within the breed that we just haven't realized yet- maybe babies pass away before it's diagnosed, maybe we mislabel it and never realize the situation for what it is. I just cannot believe three kittens of the same breed in the same year have had this condition and yet it is so 'rare'. We just haven't connected the dots yet, I think.
Anyways, those pictures made me prepared for the sutures. They look horrendous, I know! She also had a tiny IV in her front paw, but that's all I saw because I was trying to keep her as bundled and warm as I could.
She seemed to get cool too fast, so I sent her back to her nice warmed cage and heating pad...
Now just have to make it through the night and see how she is tomorrow.