Saturday, September 18, 2010


Despite near constant supervision, Babette ended up pulling out her own sutures. If there's something you don't want my cats to do, by golly, they'll find a way to do it. They are stubborn like that. Needless to say, we were worried about Babette. We had heard horror stories about pets who were spayed with premature suture removal and how it turned into a nightmare with dangling entrails and panicked rushes to the emergency room.

I ended up taking Babette to the vet the next day. The trip, without traffic or construction, is about an hour. Of course, there was traffic and construction. Babette was very well-behaved and only meowed when I drove too fast.

As it turns out, she's completely fine! It's somewhat miraculous, considering that she had surgery a few days ago. Her incision is healing ahead of schedule. This is a wonderful relief.

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who sent their well-wishes and positive thoughts to Babette and towards her speedy recovery. She still needs to keep on a low-activity schedule and is still a little tender, but she's doing great! She didn't need to get glued up, stitched up again, or wear one of those plastic cones (which I am sure she would not have liked one bit).


Mosaic Magpie said...

I am glad your furry love is doing so well and suffered no ill effects from picking out her sutures.

Spirited Earth said...

glad to hear your kitties are doing well..
i can't image a kitty neck cone..that would probably be off in about a minute.

stregata said...

Good to hear everything is fine. Most cats are pretty resiliant and they do insist on doing everything their own way. All of mine do, anyway.

SueBeads said...

Hi Andrew, she's so cute! Those girl girl cat did that and she did have to get surgical glue, which actually works better anyways!!! I'm glad all is well!

Yeli said...

Good to read that Babette's impatience turned out fine!

I would have thought that Paulo would be the one doing something like this.