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Hopping her way towards a (hopefully) cancer free life three legs at a time

Days 2 & 3

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 10:02 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012

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Not too much to update as Jill is still at the hospital until tomorrow, but here’s a quick update and a few pictures of my baby girl.

Day 2 – Still on the Fentanyl drip, so still feeeeeeelin’ good 😉  I sat with her for about an hour and for most of the time, she laid her head in my hand and purred away.  She also ate a good deal of food for me (see video below)!  When I called to check on her later, the vet told me it was the only time she ate all day….I guess these animals really do recognize their people!  She had a bit of swelling at the site of her IV, but the vet said not to worry about it.

Day 3 – No more narcotics, so I was a little worried she would be in pain when she saw me, but nope!  She rolled right on her back for a belly rub.  We did that for about five minutes and then she gobbled up some food.  She then tried to stand a little bit, but wasn’t quite getting the hang of it yet.  She then laid her head down for literally an hour and a half and dreamed away, whiskers twitching and everything while I held her head with one hand and rubbed her belly with the other.  I’m so glad she hasn’t lost her sweetness!  Vet says everything is looking on track for her to come home tomorrow!  I’m a little (OK, a lot) nervous to bring her home.  She seems so delicate now.  As for pain medications, the vet was going to put her on a buprenex drip for the rest of the night and then send her home with syringes of that that I can give to her myself.  I already have practice with that from her toe amputation and shes very good at taking it, so we’re good to go!  When the nurse came to take her away, she let out a sad meow 🙁 but I assured her we will have plenty of time to re-bond over the next week! (I fortunately already had a vacation from work planned!)

Here are some pics from day 2 & 3!

Sweet Girl

Looking a bit more alert

the Boo-Boo 🙁

My hand was asleep at this point, but there was no way I was moving it!


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5 Comments »

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   jerry

December 14, 2012 @ 11:47 pm   Reply

Awww sweet kitty, I know your people will be so hoppy to bring you home!

It’s great to know you’re doing better with each new day. By next week, your world will be so much bigger, and life will be good again, I just know it.

Much love and all our wishes for a hoppy homecoming tomorrow!

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   cldavis

December 15, 2012 @ 2:20 pm   Reply

Lookin’ good! And it’s great that she still has a healthy appetite! I found that when Fang got off the pain meds he was much more himself, but also more tired for a couple days. Then he was right back on track! So, expect a sleepy couple of days and don’t get too nervous about it!

Also, I see that she’s not got an e-collar on, which is awesome! Did they feel they didn’t need it at the vet?

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       rica55

    December 15, 2012 @ 2:35 pm   Reply

    No e-collar because she isn’t bothering the stitches (yet). She must know that if she does she’s gettin that collar because she hates it so much! Sitting in the waiting room right now!! So excited 😀

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         cldavis

      December 16, 2012 @ 1:32 pm   Reply

      I can’t wait to hear how the homecoming went!! But, I know your hands are full full full right now!

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           rica55

        December 16, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   Reply

        Definitely tonight or tomorrow. This is like having a newborn (so I’ve heard)! I refuse to take my eyes off her!

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