Miss Tallulah had the surgery and was miserable for about 4 days. I slept on mattresses on the floor with her and she was whining, agitated and in some pain even with meds. No drainage, but so many stitches. No redness or bleeding. After 4-5 days she was trying to run and jump hard to keep her from being active. She would just whimper if you accidentally touched the tail area. The whole backside was shaved and stitched and looked so terrible. It took almost a year for the fur to grow back. Really awful surgery but the results were so worth it. My heart goes out to you. This is a difficult surgery.