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My senior cat is undergoing amputation surgery in 2 days. In need of help and answers!
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31 January 2019 - 6:00 pm
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(Yes I will continue to diet Pablo so he can lose more weight and have better balance)

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31 January 2019 - 6:35 pm
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Oh thank goodness, YAY!! Sometimes i wish we could send a verbal response so you can see how excited we are!!!!

Natalia, you are such a warrior for your furbabies!! Your papa did well with you, and you can tell him that for me!!

Sending you the biggest hug ❤️❤️❤️ One more sleep, and get that rest because you’re gonna be a busy girl! 

Lots of love to all ❤️🤗

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31 January 2019 - 6:41 pm
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Thank you Jackie! Yes my grandparents and dad raised me to be tough:) it’s hard being tough through this but I have to be for Pablo if I want him to get better. Will do! My cousin and sister said they’d go with my dad so I can take a nap and finish kitten proofing the room for Pablo (And to keep the crazy kitty’s from bothering him). I’m so thankful I have them Especially my dad he’s been there for me through everything and now this too❤️.

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31 January 2019 - 6:52 pm
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Great News !!!!clapclap

We look furward to hearing you have Pablo home tomorrow we will be here if you have questions and do our best to help!

Did you practice picking up the other kitties? Don’t forget to ask about the pain meds and incisions care, please. See what his instructions are. 

(Yes I will continue to diet Pablo so he can lose more weight and have better balance)

Work on the diet faithfully AFTER recovery K! Slow process you will have to stay the course and I know you can & will. Monitor the calories and have set meal times. AFTER recovery 🙂 
One more sleep Yaayclapclap

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31 January 2019 - 6:59 pm
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it’s hard being tough through this but I have to be for Pablo if I want him to get better.

No doubt this is the hardest things we have all had to go thru and you will get thru this together! 

Update us when you can please! 

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31 January 2019 - 7:01 pm
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Thank you Holly! I’m so excited to see him tomorrow! I’ll definitely be asking about extra pain meds and incision care :). Yes I’ll definitely spoiling him when he gets home🤩! Any treat he wants he’s going to get:)

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31 January 2019 - 7:03 pm
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I’ll update when they leave, when they have him and I’ll share pictures when he’s home:)!

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31 January 2019 - 7:05 pm
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I know you were getting extra days just ask on what types and how long.

Im hoping you come home with a couple of meds and insist on the Gaba I did! I hate to see you have issues & be so far out. 

I agree free for all and enjoy it 😉 Give Pablo treats & kisses from his fans please

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31 January 2019 - 7:09 pm
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Got the hugest of smiles!! Remember, like Holly said, weight management AFTER recovery. He needs to eat, sleep, cuddle, eliminate, and get medicine like a champ right now .

I am so glad you have family to help you out some, but i have a feeling you are going to lead the recovery crew 🤗

❤️❤️❤️

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31 January 2019 - 7:11 pm
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Purrkins meds & duration ended up being

I know we talked about this before but you won’t have to search for info this way.

  • 14 days Gabapentin 100 mg capsule – one capsule by mouth every 8 hours
  • 12 days Buprenorphine 0.3 mg 0.25 ml every 8-12 hours
  • AND we had to take him for acupuncture to get off the meds and have no pain.

He was on Fentanyl in the hospital and not sure what else. Just for a guideline.

We had to go back and get the extra Buprenorphine they did not send home that much and I HATE to see you and Pablo go thru what most of us have needing more meds!  I’m bringing it back up:) I would have got 14 days worth knowing what I know now. Not all kitties are the same but just a heads up. 

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31 January 2019 - 7:14 pm
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Oh boy, lol… I missed several posts.. must be freeze lag 🤣

Yes on gabapentin, incision care , and please get some pictures 😊

We will be here so please breathe. It’s going to be one step at a time, one concern at a time, and you are not alone❤️

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31 January 2019 - 7:15 pm
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Definite lag here…14 days for sure if you can!

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time lapse and freeze me too. way-confused

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31 January 2019 - 7:16 pm
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Okay will do holly thank you! Yes I’ll wait till after recovery:) whatever’s best for him I’ll do😁

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31 January 2019 - 7:18 pm
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We know you will!

Will see you and Pablo tomorrow when you have time !! We wait you will be busy! Take care of your boy you have this! WE KNOW IT!

Have a good night !

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