You should worry. Not because anything is going to go wrong but because that is what a person does when they care about a being. I have a young feral at the vets' now. I have called and checked on her more times than I would care to count. When it is one of my own I pretty well camp out at the vets'. Luckily, when it is one of my own, I take her to vets I have dealt with for years and they know I am nuts and humor me. Unfortunately, the trip is much too long for ferals. They would totally stress out. All you can do is get them the best care you can. You are doing that. She will be home and you will be cuddling her soon.

Worrying is just part of loving. Don't be upset with yourself for loving.
On Apr 25, 2008, at 4:45 PM, Lynne wrote:

Thanks Dede,

I realize I'm concerned about a procedure that is routine but I was still worried about her little pushed in nose and having difficulty in breathing
while under but the technician I spoke to told me that she would be
carefully monitored during the procedure. After all she has been through in her short 3 years I just feel bad about having to subject her to anything that involves pain. She's just so happy now. And I'm still kind of in disbelief about what happened with BooBoo. I just don't take anything for
granted anymore when it comes to my pets.

----- Original Message -----
From: "dede hicken" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: spaying


I know how you feel.  Your new little one is healthy.  If you go to a
capable vet that uses iso for anesthesis, and does monitoring, she'll be fine. I have seen the proceedure done many times. We waited almost a year to do our Dusty because she has a hypoplastic trachia, and asthma. I was a
basket case, but my wonderful vet called a specialist, and they used a
kitten sized tube to intubate her during the surgery. She is now 10 yrs
old...fat and very content.

Good luck and God bless.

"When you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the
service of your God"
                  Mosiah 2:17

--- On Thu, 4/24/08, Lynne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Subject: spaying
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008, 9:47 PM
Hi all,

I haven't posted in a while but have been reading all
the emails.  I guess this is a little off topic but I need
some reassurance.  This coming Thursday we are taking our
Snowy in to be spayed.  It was part of the contract I
signed when we adopted her from the foster mom. She's
the rescued girl we got after BooBoo died.  She's a 3
year old persian and I am scared to death about doing this.
We've had her for about a month and the vet thought it
a good idea that we wait til she adjusted to us, which took
about a day.  She had been neglected in the past and had
basically lived in a cage until she was rescued.  She had
feline herpes and a respiratory infection when she was
taken but recovered nicely and was immunized when we got
her.  I just keep thinking that if we had not had BooBoo
neutered he may have fared better.  I truly believe that it
hastened his demise.  I hope I'm wrong about this and
even though we have always had our cats neutered, I realize
spaying is a little more complicated.  The vet assured us
she would be fine but if we lost her I don't think
we'd ever recover.  She is an amazing precious little
girl.  We haven't had a younger cat in the house for a
long time and she is so playful and comes to bed with me
every night when I go upstairs.  She talks to us all the
time in these little meows and you can tell she is really

The field worker who investigated BooBoo's previous
owners came by last week to meet her and see how she was
doing and was amazed at her too.  He commented that we were
lucky to get her because hundreds of people applied.
She's kind of a poster child in this area for abused
animals.  He also said she was very lucky to have got us,
which was very nice of him.


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