Just a quick update today on Miss Kona. She had me on pins and needles when she came home last night. I've never had her come home so fresh off anesthesia. She was completely disoriented. If she could have talked, I don't think she would have known her name, let alone who I was or where she was at. And so (understandably) she seemed freaked out.
I felt better when I got her into her crate, but she spent the next three hours whimpering and breathing funny. Icky, icky anesthesia. Sometime between 9 and 10PM, she seemed more oriented, but was still too scared to go out to potty.
She was much better this morning, but didn't want to do much other than stretch out in bed.
We've started the bonding repair that happens post scary event with Kona. Her fear by association has happened so many times now, I don't worry too much about it. She actually hasn't seemed too scared of me. She's more cautious than scared. I'm trying to keeping my energy upbeat and pass out lots of treats to hopefully bring the slinking and flattened ears to a quick end.
Thanks to everyone for your crossed paws and healing wishes. It's good to have other crazy animal people who understand how stressful it can be to hand your furry friend to the vet.
On an up note...I did get a nice surprise from Kona's vet visit. She came home with trimmed nails! Without me asking, or charging me, the vet took care of those talons while she was out!