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My kitten has to have ear polyp surgery ...

What she came home with the shelter was originally thought to be a bad ear infection actually is a lower-canal ear polyp .. poor little kitty.  She isn't in obvious pain, thankfully.  We clean the ear every day and use antibiotic/steroid ointment as we await her surgery date in about 10 days.  The vet would like her to be a bit older so that she can be spayed and ear polyp removed at the same time so she doesn't have to be put under twice.  She'll be 4 months old.

C~
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Good luck, CCN.  I'll be praying for your kitty.  Please give us an update after surgery.  
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Thanks Jade59 --- I will update everyone.  C~
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Please, C, whatever you do, don't let your vet give your kitten the long acting antibiotic shot, "Convenia" after her surgery.  It is dangerous.  Especially after surgery involving 2 issues.  Many of us have had a note put in our pets chart saying "NO CONVENIA!"  We have a thread on this forum we bring to the top often.  I will bump it up.  Please read!
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Ok wow, will read!
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Good luck to your baby with the upcoming surgery...jade gave you great advice there!! Keep us posted okay
4 months is still awfully young to be spayed...usually Vets like to wait till 6 months, but they do, do pediatric spay and neuteres at many shelters. However i can understand the concept of doing at same time as her ear. Another precaution is don't get her shots done at same time, would be way too much for her little system to handle, wait a few weeks. Best wishes baby <3
Thanks Opus88 .. great advice. She is, indeed, due for her shots so we put them off for awhile. She's home and doing great so far. She'll be on a liquid antibiotic for a week and anti-inflammatory for the pain for only 2x
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My kitten is fine!  She's resting comfortably and home, as I type this.
168348 tn?1379357075
Kitty has to have surgery again in six weeks when her anatomy is a bit larger --- the stalk is still there (small) and the vet is hoping to fully remove it. If doesn't work, full surgery with a surgeon will be necessary. I can't think that far ahead. C~
242912 tn?1402543492
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Oh, no.  I'm sorry to hear this, C.  Yes, no use stressing and worrying any further over something that may not happen.  

What's your kittens name?

Sending hugs, positive vibes and praying the next surgery is a complete success!  
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We also call her "Kitty" LOL because the six of us couldn't agree on a name for the longest time!  
Cora is her name!  
242912 tn?1402543492
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:) :)
168348 tn?1379357075
UPDATE:  The first ear polyp surgery was unsuccessful.  Her canal was too inflamed and too small for the instruments to pass through.

FAST FOWARD 11/7: She had repeat surgery, and the vet was able to remove the complete polyp/stalk ~ She has some residual eye issues now with a 3rd eyelid present (like a fish) which is expected to go away after she heals completely in 6-8 weeks.  We were warned about it as a side effect of the trauma so close to the cranial nerve, etc.  We are so happy she's off all antibiotics, no more ear pus/infection, and she seems happier!
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oh thats good news, sounds like the surgery is successful this time in repairing her little ear..that 3rd eye lid should disappear soon, its often an indication of pain &/or trauma....good luck to your baby and thx for letting us know :)
Thanks Opus for your reply!  Can she see through the 3rd lid?  I assume not -- I have to think her other eye is compensating.
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UPDATE:  My cat is doing very well since her ear polyp surgery.  Her eye is slowly getting better .. tiny bit since surgery but moving in the right direction. The vet said 6-8 weeks or longer for her eyelid to be back to normal.
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Good to read kitty is doing much better.

Our Chesapeake of fond memory had to have a hematoma (kind of like a bloody polyp) removed from one of her ears several years ago.
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