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Oh boy, I made a nice long post back to you, so happy for your progress and the good news. I was at the airport when I did it and evidently I saved it but the internet had other ideas 🤤🤤 grrrr.. so sorry!!!
Anyhow...conCATulations!!! I'm so happy to hear your wonderful news He is a very lucky little boy to have such wonderful new pawrents ❤️❤️ Ten days down... You're almost to the finish line 🏁🏁🏁 Please don't be surprised or disheartened if they suggest you keep that cone on him for another few days after sutures/staples come out. The area with probably be scabby and itchy and need to heal a bit first. Warm face cloths may be very helpful after the sutures are out. I hate to admit it but that stupid, pain in the arse cone of shame actually looks adorable on him. Those are wonderful pictures, I'm so glad he is making friends with your other furbaby. Very smart of you to start out in low doses of companionship. I think it really helps them to bond better.
Good luck finding a new home, I'm sure everything will work out just fine. Sometimes time are just meant to be. And look at what love and tlc can do...OMC he is just beautiful and he looks so content. 🥂 To your $100,000.00 furbaby
Jackie and Huckleberry
I was speaking from my own experience with Purrkins (front leg amp) his stitches were taken out after 14 days (his incision was covered and protected in recovery with a onesie) His incision looked great we had zero complications.
He was released from our surgeon to be onesie free when the stitches came out. We did not use a cone and had permission to use the onesie as an alternative to the cone.
Your surgeon will tell you if Frank needs the cone on longer. If there are no issues with the incision, usually in most cases they are free to be released cone free/onesie IF there are no complications. I was speaking from our own personal experience with Purrkins. NOT all cases are the same. I should have been more clear!
We are hoping you fall into the category after stitches/staples are removed the incision is good to go without the cone. Either way if the incision is scabby or there is a complication and the surgeon feels it needs to be on longer, sometime in the near future if that is in 4 days or longer you will be cone/free and hopping on.
We look forward to that day! Even if you look cute in the cone, I am sure you will be happy to ditch it;)
Hang in there for whatever time you have left.
Holly & Purrkins❤️
I absolutely agree that he probably can't wait to have that cone off. Huckleberry is a rear amp and I could not get a onesie on to him. I couldn't get a cone on him either, lol. I had to watch him so closely even after staples came out because he was over grooming that area. I have no doubt it felt good to have the staples out, but he also had easy access to that area and the warm damp facecloths did seem to give him some relief so that it could heal.
On a more positive note once those staples come out and the incision heals, it's truly amazing to see the transformation of them begin to enjoy life again. Just so heart warming
I look forward to seeing you get to that point!
Jackie and Huck ❤️
22 February 2013
CUTENESS ALERT! You forgot THE CUTENESS ALERT- OMC-! FRANK IS SOOO DARN CUTE!
I agree, he does look ADORABLE in his cone! That's his color! 🙂
A $100,000 cat house...can't wait to see that!!
Thanks for the great up date. As Jackie said, conCATulations! 🙂
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
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!
19 February 2018
Yay, sutures out!!! I'm so glad and all of you must be thrilled!!!