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Tomorrow’s the big day….

Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 4:28 pm on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ok…I won’t lie.  I’m mildly freaking out.  Multiple things are going through my mind.  I should tell you, I went through a very bad experience when Jack was neutered.  You know, neutered.  As in “Oh, don’t worry, it’s the simplest procedure they do hundreds of them a day.”  Poor lil guy had a very bad reaction to anesthesia and we didn’t know if he would make it.  He had to be hospitalized for about a week, a kitty neurologist was consulted and so on.  Thank goodness he pulled through, but the whole thing pretty much traumatized me, so as you can imagine, anytime one of my babys has to be put under, I don’t like it.  It makes me nuts.  And that was just a simple neutering….

I’ve tried to keep myself busy, but all I can really seem to do is google “cat leg amputation” “preparing for your cat’s leg amputation” “cat osteosarcoma”….etc……I seem to be driving myself crazy.  I’m not really sure how I’m going to get myself through tomorrow, but reading everything on these blogs and forums has been such a big help.  I know that since all of you have gotten through it, so can I.

I know it’s much harder on us than it is on them, but the thought of her waking up and spending three nights in the hospital not knowing where she is makes me so sad 🙁  maybe she will meet a nice little friend there….

I will keep you all posted tomorrow!

Chill Mom, I got this




December 11, 2012 @ 4:34 pm   Reply

Well, here’s a some suggestions that maybe will help you get through tomorrow: 1) bring a shirt or shorts or something you’ve worn, Jill can sleep on that while she’s at the hospital. 2) I don’t know what the test is called, but my vet can do a “pre-anesthesia” test to see if our cats/dogs are reactive. 3) You’ve got the whole Tripawds Nation thinking and pulling for Jill. Good luck tomorrow, please update when you can!



December 11, 2012 @ 6:42 pm   Reply

Thanks! Those are great suggestions!



December 11, 2012 @ 8:32 pm   Reply

For sure today and tomorrow will be the hardest – but you’ve been doing so good to now, you’ll be alright! Remember, they don’t think of things the way we do – Jill isn’t going to freak out thinking about what her future life is going to be without an arm – she’ll figure out and move on. It’ll be just fine!

And you’re getting over the biggest hump now, by the way – at least for me, the day before and the day+night of surgery were the worst because of my anxiety. Yeah, it was weird to see Fang like that when he got home, but I never cried about it again after the night before he came home. It feels BETTER once you’ve absolutely made the choice, there’s no going back, and all there is left is to recover. Then you start seeing the progress, the good in everything that happens, instead of worrying about the bad.

Chin up 🙂



December 12, 2012 @ 11:23 am   Reply

Hope all goes well with the surgery today. Keep us posted!

Marla and Daisy

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