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No problem at all, she is beautiful! Photobucket can be a pain from what I have heard and seen so just giving you the heads up. What a beautiful petite little girl, so sweet
26 June 2019
What a beautiful little lady!!! I so love tabbies, and greys and she’s both. Tell her Moira says sleep a lot, and don’t worry, mommy will eventually take that dreaded cone off.
My vet gave Moira Buprenorphine and Gabapentin both, and that’s after finding out that her kidneys are starting to fail. So she must have felt that both pain meds were gentle enough on the kidneys to be safe for an old cat.
Hope your sweet little miss is feeling better soon. And Yay for pooping.
-Suzanne & Moira
So wonderful to hear that she’s stopped the shivering. She’s about a week out from surgery right? Ya, I think Miss Moe was off pain killers about then as well.
And even bigger Yay that she’s eating drinking and walking around.
I’m sure we’d all love to see more pictures of your sweet girl!
Moe is just starting to grow her fuzz back in, and boy did they have to shave a lot off her.
So we had the stitches pulled out today. So she had the collar off and was so relieved and immediately she went to the incision and bit off the crust that had formed… So it started bleeding a bit, I had to clean the wound and now she’s back to the collar again…
We also got the result of the biopsy of the tumor apparently its a myeloma which originates in the nerve. All of the bone and connective tissue was gone so she must really have been in pain! It’s now evident that we did the right thing for her.
Really sad about her biting the wound like that, I understood on the vet she was allowed to lick the incision, I didn’t know she would just bite the crust off like that…
Aww, that’s actually pretty normal for them to do. She hasn’t gotten to groom that area in a while so she overdid it a bit. A lot of kitty pawrents leave the collar on for a few more days after sutures/staples come out just because of that. Huck did it too, overgroomed at first and took all that itchy crusty stuff off. He did not have a collar because I liked having my fingers attached to my body Once he gave himself a good bath he was ok, a little obsessive over the area but it healed. Give her a few days for it to close up and heal and she should be fine.
Hugs to you both
You got this ❤
22 February 2013
Well, the good news is the stitches are out!!! YAY!!! 😀 And, as Jackie said, the little spot will heal up in a few days. No worries. This happens.
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!
Once those stitches come out, you are both on your way to a less stressful life! Just keep an eye on the incision area and if it gets redder or angry looking, put the cone back on, or a onesie, and let your vet know. Sounds good overall though!
Small update:Nounouche is doing fine and starting to slowly find her old routines. Yesterday she tried to jump up on my bed but lacked the strength so I had to put some small steps for her. Her gait has improved a bit and balance is getting better. But more time and practice will improve it, I’m sure.
She’s still on the cone and I really want to ask you guys when it’s safe to remove it? I seem to get answers from the vet which doesn’t really make sense to me, they told me to remove the cone but not let her lick the area too much which is hard to control?! . If I remove it, she will lick it, so for me it’s either she can lick the area or not.
The crusts she bit off two days ago have formed again, and I took the cone off briefly yesterday and she again bit off the newly formed crusts which caused minor bleeding. What’s your experience with this? Should I wait until all the crust has fallen off by itself?
Yep, the more days that go by the more she is going to figure things out. I’m so impressed she used her steps! Did you do anything special to introduce them to her? Smart girl!
As for the cone, I would wait until the scab is gone and completely healed. Excessive licking can lead to sooo many problems as you know. It sucks for her but it’s worth the wait.