"Yeah, right there, good."
I've been finding dried bits of goo in his fur, mostly around his neck. Bit of damp cloth and I'm getting them out. No doubt whatever goo that got on him that they used the stinkybabywipes on in the first place. Also, I suspect his throat is sore, from the intubation. And sore muscles are also common after any procedure, possibly the drugs, positioning as well, and the IV left a bruise - also common. It's going to be a rather sucky week for our small furry friend, but it will get better. And he really loves being firmly petted. I'd say massage, which is what I do, but after that strange woman doing the cat massage video, I hesitate to use the word.
Gods, I'm such a nurse, worrying at every little thing.
Still, I also know it's the little stuff that can throw folks the most. Shaved hair growing back and itching can seem worse than that broken arm. The stain of prep or adhesives that won't wash off can seem far worse than the bruises. Hungry, thirsty and nauseated trump pain a lot of the time. Keep the prickles at bay, and the big stuff is easier to face.