The day after surgery we had to start thinking of how to keep Edna calm for the next week. It turns out the growth on her head WAS NOT the source of her sass (it is fully intact). Edna was a little TOO excited about getting canned food and she decided to jump on the baby gate to see what was taking so long. I see this as the equivalent of a human at a restaurant going into the kitchen trying to find the food they ordered.
Not only was she jumping on a baby gate during feeding time, she is also wanting to jog when you call for her or after she’s done her business outside. We decided it was in Edna’s best interest to start giving her a mild sedative to keep her calm and less active during this critical recovery time. She has responded very well to the sedative. There haven’t been any accidents in the house, and she appears less frustrated with wearing the e-collar (lampshade, cone-of-shame, etc). I had her in a soft e-collar for a few hours and quickly discovered it was useless for protecting her head sutures. Fortunately no real harm was done due to my close supervision; she did have a little discharge around one of the sutures but it was minimal.
The past 6 days have been uneventful and I want it to stay this way until Edna’s sutures are out (Feb 9th). Tomorrow will be one week since the surgery and it will be okay for her to be more active. I’m looking forward to her being all healed up and free of the e-collar!
Below are pictures taken today (Feb 2). Thank you for keeping Edna in your thoughts! She is being loved on and closely monitored during this recovery time.