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25 August 2019 - 8:36 am
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Hi Jasper and family, welcome. Your future posts won’t need to wait for approval, sorry for the delay.

Please let us know what your vet says, this is definitely something to talk to them about. There are ways to adjust the meds so he doesn’t feel so terrible. 

Also, please start a new topic so we can follow along and help you better during recovery and beyond. Thanks!

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25 August 2019 - 11:24 am
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Sorry Jasper isn’t doing well with the pain. I feel for you.

I believe I heard a pain management vet on this site (sorry, I can’t find the video) that a fentanyl patch isn’t the best med for pain relief because of inconsistency in dosing. It seems as though many vets use now use buprenorphine or tramadol and gabapentin for pain and, an anti-inflammatory for pain and inflammation. My cat was on buprenorphine and Medicam for Cats. I don’t agree that you and Jasper “wait it out”. Rather than calling the vet in the morning I would call the emergency number again and ask for an effective pain management regime. Humans aren’t told to wait out their pain and if they are then they could end up buying drugs on the street.

You might find that a cold, damp facecloth on the surgical site gives Jasper some relief until he gets the meds he needs.

As Jerry said, you can start your own thread so we can respond to you directly and following Jasper’s progress.

Hugs,

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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