Frustrating news for poor Sprockey! While it appeared to my untrained eye that his little staples were healing quite nicely, in fact what was happening was not so good after all. His upper skin layer has formed a callus while his lower skin layer is growing to the bone. Tomorrow they are going to have to do surgery again to disconnect the skin from bone. It probably healed wrong because, despite my best efforts, he is still too active. There is no way to prevent his bouncing and sprocketing, short of swaddling him like a baby and strapping him to my back.
After tomorrow, I expect it will be another 7-10 days in the collar.
Poor kittens is frustrated.
If this goes on much longer, he is going to need a new collar. He has grown a lot in three weeks and soon he’ll be able to stretch and reach his incision despite his doughnut.
In better news, I am much encouraged by the brotherly behavior of my Miaolings. Last night (or early morning, depending on your perspective), they both settled down by me for a nice long snuggle. So long as I stayed between them, all was restful. As soon as I would get up, Sprocket would bounce over to Chun to play.