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Our Popo has been in surgery yesterday for removing a big cancer on her ovaries, and we are having a bit of problems with the aftercare... we are really concerned so I'll explain her history shortly.
We have her since she was a tiny little ball; now she's 4 and was very healthy until some months ago. In december we noticed a spot of blood on her hay but since she didn't have wounds of any sort we didn't understand where it came from; but she was her usual self, didn't seem sick or in pain, so we didn't look much through it. This happened a couple of times more, with intervals of 2-3 months.
Yesterday my sister checked on her first thing in the morning and found her in a pool of blood and with diarrhea, so she brough her to the vet. After a manual visit and a ultrasound, the vet said that there was a big lump in her lower abdomen and they needed to perform surgery to see what that lump was. Came out it was a tumor mass the size of a tomato in one of her ovaries. They removed tumor, ovaries and utherus, stitched her up and returned her to us. We are a bit disappointed they didn't keep her overnight, because it turned out that she isn't well at all and we are at a loss. Yesterday evening she was completely out of it, didn't move, eat or drink nothing. The vet said it was the anesthetic's effects, so we fed her a bit of critical care and some water with a syringe, hoping she would recover overnight. The vet said that she would probably eat by herself today, but this morning she was worse than yesterday, and she hasn't touched food or water. My sister bought her to te vet again and he said her trachea is inflamed, which is a side effect of the anesthetic gas. We've fed her but she's completely unresponsive. She's very still and doesn't respond to us like she usually does.
She's under anti-inflammatorys, painkillers and gastroprotectives, and she' s defecated and urinated just one time since yesterday. We don't know what to do and we're worried she'd die if she keeps going like this... any advice?
 

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The best advice I can give is continue with the supportive care.

How much food are you getting into her?
 

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Our Popo has been in surgery yesterday for removing a big cancer on her ovaries, and we are having a bit of problems with the aftercare... we are really concerned so I'll explain her history shortly.
We have her since she was a tiny little ball; now she's 4 and was very healthy until some months ago. In december we noticed a spot of blood on her hay but since she didn't have wounds of any sort we didn't understand where it came from; but she was her usual self, didn't seem sick or in pain, so we didn't look much through it. This happened a couple of times more, with intervals of 2-3 months.
Yesterday my sister checked on her first thing in the morning and found her in a pool of blood and with diarrhea, so she brough her to the vet. After a manual visit and a ultrasound, the vet said that there was a big lump in her lower abdomen and they needed to perform surgery to see what that lump was. Came out it was a tumor mass the size of a tomato in one of her ovaries. They removed tumor, ovaries and utherus, stitched her up and returned her to us. We are a bit disappointed they didn't keep her overnight, because it turned out that she isn't well at all and we are at a loss. Yesterday evening she was completely out of it, didn't move, eat or drink nothing. The vet said it was the anesthetic's effects, so we fed her a bit of critical care and some water with a syringe, hoping she would recover overnight. The vet said that she would probably eat by herself today, but this morning she was worse than yesterday, and she hasn't touched food or water. My sister bought her to te vet again and he said her trachea is inflamed, which is a side effect of the anesthetic gas. We've fed her but she's completely unresponsive. She's very still and doesn't respond to us like she usually does.
She's under anti-inflammatorys, painkillers and gastroprotectives, and she' s defecated and urinated just one time since yesterday. We don't know what to do and we're worried she'd die if she keeps going like this... any advice?
Hi! Here our tips for post op care. The poos reflect the food intake of ethe last couple of days, so if she is hardly getting any food and water, there is nothing to come out at the other end. The apathy is very worrying though.

Please continue to syringe feed and water her, little but often to keep the guts going. Our illustrated syringe feeding guide tells you how, how often and how much. It is likely more than you would expect and than some vets recommend that scale down from predators like cats or dogs.
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Post-op recovery from what sounds like a major operation is often very tricky and does not always come off. Your vet has given you the right stuff, so she seems to be in competent hands in that respect. You are doing all the right things, just keep on feeding her round the clock. Try to help her by sending her loving and positive thoughts. You are doing all you can, and that is all we can do in a situation like this.
 

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The best advice I can give is continue with the supportive care.

How much food are you getting into her?
We are giving her 10 mg of critical care 3-4 times at day, she's very stubborn though, so feeding her this bit is a right challenge! We hope that tomorrow she'd eat a bit more, see if we can get her to eat some fresh fruits... the thing is that she doesn't even seem interested in it, doesn't even try to take a bite, it's really unusual of her
 

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Hi! Here our tips for post op care. The poos reflect the food intake of ethe last couple of days, so if she is hardly getting any food and water, there is nothing to come out at the other end. The apathy is very worrying though.

Please continue to syringe feed and water her, little but often to keep the guts going. Our illustrated syringe feeding guide tells you how, how often and how much. It is likely more than you would expect and than some vets recommend that scale down from predators like cats or dogs.
Tips For Post-operative Care
Complete Syringe Feeding Guide

Post-op recovery from what sounds like a major operation is often very tricky and does not always come off. Your vet has given you the right stuff, so she seems to be in competent hands in that respect. You are doing all the right things, just keep on feeding her round the clock. Try to help her by sending her loving and positive thoughts. You are doing all you can, and that is all we can do in a situation like this.
Thank you very much for the advises! We are trying to stimulate her how we can, with cuddles and her favourite foods... hope in some improvements in this days..
 

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Some updates on Popo. She seems even worse today, she peed one time this morning but not a single poop the whole day. I think the vet doesn't know what to do either, because this morning he gave her a shot and said it was to make her going poo, but like I've already said, nothing. Completely nothing. She's still unresponsive..
 

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Hi there, I'm sorry we missed your last comment.

How is Popo? It sounds like she has had a major op bless her.

I hope shes doing well xx
 
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