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4 April 2021 - 1:09 pm
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Picked up Frankenstein from the surgery he’s been sleeping most of the time they said he pooped right after surgery  so could be a few days before he does again he’s pretty mobile so he goes to the litter on his own prolly going to give him 1/4 unflavored Metamucil tomorrow will be day 4 no poops that we no of  he’s been eating and drinking good doesn’t seem to be in any pain they have him a three day pain shot and gabapentin0.75 mls every 8 hours for 10 days robenacoxib 6 mg tablet 1 by mouth once a day for 5 days and cefovecin sodium 80mg/ml injectable that was administered by the vet that should last 14days. 

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4 April 2021 - 1:47 pm
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[Image Can Not Be Found]He’s 6 months 

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Awww so glad he’s home! Sounds like excellent pain control! We just wrote about a new study with the 3-day injectible drug he received. It’s good stuff!

The best recoveries start with great pain control so you’ve got that under control. Keep the Feline Grimace Scale in mind though, just in case he needs the medications adjusted. Make sure he’s hydrated and rested and he should be on the way to a smooth recovery!

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Glad he’s home.  And kudos to your Vet for being  on top of pain management

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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So day 4 pretty much sleeping some eating and drinking no bathroom in less went when I was sleeping starting the stool softener in the am

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On Day 4 it’s not unusual for no poop to happen. If your vet is OK with the softener that should help. It’s a pawsitive sign that the eating and drinking is taking place! How’s energy level and alertness?

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5 April 2021 - 8:35 pm
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Just got up and played for a few walked around the living room does really good on three legs but he’s had practice just now he doesn’t have a stiff leg in his way Although it probably did help out when he was going to the bathroom

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Well that’s great, his mobility is really improving! Remember not to let him overdo it, he still needs lots of rest for a good recovery.

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Way to go Frankenstein!  Sloooow and steady and he will co to get more and more of his sparkle back.  Great to hear he’s doing so well adapting to three….and it’s still very early 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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https://www.ins…..9bpheenksc    Is my Instagram link he’s doing so good today day six     #tripawdcatsquad

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Very very handsome boy! And his incision looks great! And he certainly seems alert and content.

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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He’s gorrrrrgeous! And yep, looks like he is healing so nicely too, both physically and mentally. So nice to see!

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7 April 2021 - 5:44 pm
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He looks great! So glad he’s healing well. Sending purrs from fellow Tripawd kitty Yum Yum. sp_hearticon2

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https://www.ins…..cuxqtyri8p    Day 7 Frankenstein is doing so good I can’t believe what a good boy he is staying nice and calm eating,drinking and using the litter I can’t thank this forum enough for getting me prepared for this aswell as the team that made room in their full schedule at the Animal Surgical Center of Michigan in Flint 

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Wow, he’s almost completely healed up and looking so good! That sparkle in his eye says it all: look out world, I’m back!

We are honored that we could be there for you two. It’s a joy watching him find his new normal. Thank you 🙂

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