Staples for Sprocket

Poor Sprocket got his stitches out, but in their place he has about a dozen itty bitty staples. I need to count them later.

13: total number of itty bitty staples
7-10 days: minimum time for staples
NO running
NO jumping
NO wrestling
NO stairs
NO licking
NO fun

Basically, this means that he will be confined to his room and his collar for at least another week.

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10 Responses to Staples for Sprocket

  1. Sprockety Sheng disapproves mightily

  2. Aw, poor little guy. That would be hard for anybody, let alone a frisky kitten. I’m guessing the wound is healing well and he’s in good shape otherwise?

    • littlemiao says:

      It’s not healing quite as well as they would like. The problem is the end of the little bone keeps pulling at the stitches and staples whenever he tries to use his imaginary leg. The incision in that spot won’t stay closed long enough for it to heal.

      Otherwise, he’s in great shape. He thinks he’s in perfect shape and should get to play however he wants.

      • Oldcat says:

        When I was a kid we had a cat that got a big abcess across the top of his back right by the tail. When the first stitches tore the doctor just left it open on top with a plastic tube thing in it to squirt antiseptic in under the fur to keep it from reinfecting. It worked, but the cat was not very happy, and he was a pretty easygoing fellow for the most part.

  3. Lauri says:

    Ugh. That is a touchy spot. Hopefully another week will do the trick. It was a pretty big wound, with that pressure point being hard to heal.

    *crossing my fingers for Springy Sprocket!*

  4. Laurie says:

    Poor Sprocky! When you’re only about 18 weeks old in total, another whole week is a very large chunk of lifetime to not be playing.

  5. crankypants says:

    awww, poor guy. quick healy staples for Sprocket. Elvis had to have a few staples (not 13!!) after he licked open his incision after being fixed. They had only used glue, and his cone had loosened and he got to it twice (once because I took the collar off thinking he was healing enough and not bothering about the incision…boy was I wrong) but he was okay.
    It must be hard to keep a kitten immobile!

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