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So, Jack went in for his one-week follow up today. Incision site looks good, and he's walking well, all things considered. I couldn't get him to take the final dose of antibiotics this morning (he's wary of treats now, darn it... I'm going to need to remind him that they're good), but that was dose #8 and she wanted him on them a week, so no biggie.

He's also been a love-bug this week, wanting to lay on my lap a lot. Including under the blanket the last few mornings (it's been cold!). <3
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So, surgery went well, and he's very awake today. He has a fabric Cone of Shame to wear while I can't directly supervise him. (I just put it on him after it came off in the hamper, and he seemed to be okay with me putting it on him.) I have meds to give him, and I'm supposed to have a one-week followup which can be over the phone if everything looks good on the incision, and a two-week followup to remove the sutures. He's supposed to be kept quiet for three weeks... That's going to be hard. I currently have him closed off in the master bed/bathroom area, but that also has most of the difficult jumps he likes to do. I'm going to need to figure out something to either dissuade him or steps to make them easier... And then there's Cleo. I have her out in the main house so she can run around and doesn't bug him, but neither like doors when someone's on the other side. When I was sitting with Jack after letting him out, she was whining and trying to get in. I let her in briefly so she could check him out, but then shooed her out.

They gave him his painkillers this morning at the vet's office, so he just needed the antibiotics. Both are pills, since I told them he was better at taking those. And to prove me right, I got his antibiotics in the treat mash, and he gobbled it as soon as I offered it.

My poor handsome boy... His left hip and the part of his belly even with his hip has been shaved. But he does have a boot on his left foot!
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So, took Jack in to the vet's this morning for surgery. Poor baby was starving and the pain meds starting to wear off, so he was Not Happy. And then the surgeon had an emergency and so was running way late. Like, they're expecting him to get in about now (5:30 PM Pacific). So they'll be keeping Jack overnight. (That way I'm not taking him home still knocked out on drugs from the surgery.)

And I've been keeping myself busy today to combat the worry. )

Update: Got a call from the vet. Jack is out of surgery and waking up, and everything looks good so far. So I'll be going in tomorrow morning to pick him up and talk to the vet.
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The wonderful [personal profile] eerian_sadow has set up a fundraise drive for anyone who wants to put in a donation to help cover the costs for my Jack's surgery.

Help Save Wheeljack's Leg

I thank everyone for their love, and their support, whether it be emotional or financial. My kitties are my babies, and it's hard to see one's babies hurt and in pain.
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So, he did break his leg bone, up where the ball joint attaches to the rest of the femur. The surgery to fix that involves removing the ball at the break, and then the leg muscles compensate for the lack. Vet says that usually cats are putting weight back on the leg within days of the surgery. So right now it's just keep him home and give him pain meds, and we're going to work on scheduling the surgery.

If he would only swallow the dang pill instead of spitting it back out. *sigh*

Money is definitely going to be tight, though.

Oh no

Sep. 7th, 2012 12:28 pm
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Wheeljack, my boy cat, has hurt his back left leg. I've made an appointment with the nearest vet, which will still be an hour before we leave. (The closest emergency vet is a corporate chain, and thus super-pricey.)

Update: Okay, spoke to the vet. He was only hurting on his femur and knee. Internals sounded good, he is a bit chubby, but I already knew that and have been slowly backing off on their food. Vet thinks he most likely sprained his leg, but is taking X-rays just to make sure there isn't a break.


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