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Question about cats and hysterectomy Question about cats and hysterectomy

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Unread 03-08-2012, 07:18 PM
Question about cats and hysterectomy

I was not sure where to put this so I will do so here. Since I am having a hysterectomy in April, my concerns are for the cats that we have. There are four cats in the house; two are ours and two are my MIL's. Two of the cats love to lay on my lap, another loves being near me. I need to know what to do about them after my hysterectomy. I know that they cannot be on me because I will be in pain and sore. I would like to know if there could be a problem with cats and what comes with them. These cats have had their shots and they are the cleanest cats that I have ever known. Should they be around me? They are all in door cats.

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Unread 03-08-2012, 07:31 PM
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They can be around and be very comforting. Somebody should help feed them and clean litter boxes so you don't have to bend. Put a pillow on your belly to protect it from kitty jumps. Sometimes pets just know you don't feel well and stay closer. They might reaaly help you feel better.
Unread 03-08-2012, 08:21 PM
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There is no problem having your cats around post op. I have three indoor cats and they were a great comfort to me. My Siamese never left my side and let me cry on her many times. My son was in charge of feeding and cleaning the litter. You do need to be careful of pounces on the belly, that really hurts! My kitty would sleep on my chest while I was lying down, that was very comfortable. Glad you have furry friends to comfort you while you heal.
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Unread 03-08-2012, 08:28 PM
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Hi!! I haven't had my Hyster yet, but am recovering from a lap for eno, and had a bunch of cutting internally.
I have one boy who loves to cuddle, but jumps up and down a lot! I laid on my side a bunch and did keep a small pillow in front of me to protect, so that helps. Him just being around calmed me and petting relaxed me as well!
I see your is one week after mine! Much luck to you!
Unread 03-08-2012, 08:36 PM
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I loved having my cats nears me just after my surgery... they were warm and felt nice against me... plus petting them seemed to make me feel better...

Unread 03-08-2012, 08:41 PM
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I have six cats -not crazy- all lovey, dovey lap cats. I prepared with a pillow to protect from jumps. They never did. So strange. They would lay next to me and at my head and just purr. All of them. I'm sure it helped me heal. My husband was on feeding and litter duty. They are very intuitive.
Unread 03-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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Am glad to know that. I know they know something is up. Three of the cats have been very loving of late, so I think they know something is up. One of the youngest cats has been wanting to lay in my lap lately. She usually is friendly but not like this, She reserves her loving to my niece, but she has been loving to me lately. So I think she knows. The other female is more loving then usual too. She goes out of her way to let me know that she wants to be petted or loved. She usually is skittish and only trusts my DH and me, but it seems lately she wants me to love her more. So thank you for the answers. It is amazing about what they know or can figure out.
Unread 03-08-2012, 09:50 PM
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Cats are fine. Just keep a pillow near by to protect your tummy when they jump on your lap. I have three and they were wonderful!

Plus, they think they have healing powers so they will want to be with you to heal you

Unread 03-09-2012, 12:44 AM
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Just be careful of them wanting to nap on you lap, but otherwise not a problem.

I raise purebreds, my Dr and one of the nurses were aware, both own one of my kittens. He said nothing of the cats except no lifting the bulk food & litter bags.

I couldn't imagine recovering without their adorable antics, they keep the laughter in the house!
Unread 03-09-2012, 05:00 PM
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I have 3 cats and a dog, I had my LAVH and BSo on 2/29. I have enjoyed having my animals around post op. It's a nice comfort. Only thing I can say is don't let them on incision spots. Other then that I have had absolutely no problems with mine at all.

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