As promised in my last post, today I'm going to update everyone on how Fen is doing since his neuter. His surgery Monday went smoothly. The time seemed to go by so slowly, but we were finally able to go pick him up around 6pm. The vet's office was really busy when we got there so I didn't get to talk much with his vet, but I didn't mind so much since at that point I think everyone just wanted to get home - especially Fen!
He was okay, if not a bit disoriented, on the way home and then threw up as soon as we got home. My poor pup really wasn't feeling well. He kept almost falling asleep standing up, I think because he just couldn't get comfortable laying down. He wouldn't eat anything solid on Monday.
The vet suggested I try letting him lick up a bit of honey and he was drinking on his own. I ended up 'sleeping' on the couch so I could keep an eye on him, and eventually convinced him to snuggle up with me and get some sleep. After that Fen pretty much slept through the rest of the night. I wasn't so lucky.
Yesterday morning Fen finally ate. He's been very subdued but I am starting to see signs that he's feeling a bit better. So far he's left all his stitches alone without having to wear a cone, which is a good thing. Fen had an undescended testicle on one side so his surgery was a bit more complex than a standard neuter. He has two incisions on his belly, and one small one on his back leg where we had a problematic dew claw removed.
I'm glad he seems to be feeling a lot better now. On Monday night I felt just horrible that he seemed so miserable. I've been keeping him separated from Kit for the most part because all those two ever want to do is wrestle, and I don't want to have to take Fen back to the vet to get his stitches redone. Both Fen and Kit aren't too happy about it, but Fen should be ready to get his stitches taken out later next week and then things can finally go back to normal.
Thanks to everyone who sent me messages wishing Fen well! 🙂