Great news! Honey has come through surgery safely – she is apparently awake now and sitting up, looking around (slightly bemused! )
We had a harrowing day today waiting to hear whether she made it through surgery – she was supposed to be first on the list so we were expecting to hear from the vets by lunchtime but when 1pm had come & gone with no phone call, we were starting to imagine the worst!
They were obviously very busy and although we called several times, the receptionist was always very vague about Honey’s condition…anyway, finally managed to speak to a nurse around 2:30pm who told us that Honey had made it through surgery but hadn’t woken up yet. It was a big relief to know she had made it through the 1st hurdle – but she wouldn’t be completely out of the woods until she woke up properly and was able to stand/walk around…but at least, we could be cautiously optimistic! They promised the veterinary ophthalmologist would call us as soon as he was free…
…which wasn’t until just now, nearly 8pm! (Gosh, what a long operating list he must have had!) – Anyway, he said the operation went really well and Honey did great – coped with the anaesthetic fine and no issues with her heart. She is recovering well – has managed to stand for a bit, although still very confused and woozy.
They are keeping her overnight for monitoring – just to be safe – but otherwise hopefully, we can go & pick her up around lunchtime tomorrow.
I know I keep saying this but thank you, thank you to everybody for all the amazing messages that keep pouring in – and especially for all you who have been “waiting” with us during the horrible long time today.
Hopefully, the next post will be from Honey herself – ready to tell you all about her surgical adventures – and show off her “new look”!