My four month hormonal nightmare is finally on the way out! Yesterday, I was able to have my long awaited spay surgery. Everything went well, and now I will spend ten to fourteen days recovering. If you know me in the furs, you probably know the past four months have been a real mess, but things are starting to settle down now finally.
My mom wants us girls to have at least one or two heat cycles because the hormones are important for proper development. My first two were uneventful, like nothing was even going on, but this third one has been a disaster. Emma had three of four cycles and never experienced issues like I’ve had. What I have gone through happens, but is not the norm. Olivia will still wait at least two cycles to be spayed and hopefully won’t end up following in my paws during those times.
You may remember back in the beginning of May, I flipped out at my nose work trial! I busted out of my kennel, was terrified of people and the place itself. I could not even do my nose work job. The days following that, Bailie and I fought twice, which we had never done before, but then life went back to normal, except that I was in heat. Mom blamed the whole weird week on my pre-heat hormones.
Olivia moved in with us, and just about two weeks after that, Bailie and I started to fight again. It was random, but we were not getting along. I was humping her constantly, she was upset, and we fought. Everyone told us that after my heat cycle ended, life would go back to normal, but it didn’t. Things actually got worse.
I’ve been paranoid of everything, to the point of not even wanting to go on walks. As time passed, I got worse, not better. My sports suffered too, as I was so afraid I could not sniff. Mom was getting really frustrated as I never had fears before. I know a lot of people because I’m out an about, and many asked what was wrong with me as I was not the Madison they knew. Then it all became clear – I had a false pregnancy. Out of the blue, I started whining all the time, day and night. I was always hiding in the back room in my kennel with a pile of blankets and a stuffie. No one could go near my stuffie or I got mean and defended it.
We made it through the false pregnancy, and the past ten days or so, I’ve been feeling more like my old self. Mom says she can feel the tension in the house has gone down. Now finally being spayed, my hormones should get even more like the old me, but it will take months before everything settles.
Mom has kept Bailie and I separated because with my “mood”. The danger of fighting was lurking and is not something we want to happen. There were times this summer we didn’t know if I would ever be normal again. Not being able to have my surgery in July was a real disappointment as it delayed the end to my hormonal nightmare. Once I’m over my surgery, we will start integrating all of us together. Mom works with Bailie and I and we have been wanting to play once again which is a good sign. We haven’t talked about all the issues going on because we really didn’t understand it all until recently, and didn’t know if life would ever get back to normal again.
My spay surgery went well. I love my vet, as she is really good. The incision is barely even visible! I didn’t get any stitches, so I don’t have to go back to the vet unless there is a problem. We sure learned how hormones can really change a living being, and not for the better!
I’m going to be resting while I heal, so Bailie will have to pick up my slack and hang out with Olivia. The time will go by fast, and before you know it, I’ll be back to wrestling and playing!
I’m thankful for my surgery, and that my mom recognized my hormonal issues were what was ruining our lives this summer, not the real me, so I’m joining the Brian’s Home Blog Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!