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Things are still pretty uneventful here at chez Scout Kitty.  I am so grateful that things are going smoothly.  Last night Scout slept in her onesie only (no cone) after I tailored her shirts a little more to avoid slipping.  I think I have the confidence now to leave her in them full time.  She is still eating and drinking just fine and had her first poop yesterday!  The warm compresses will stop today and I am beginning to lengthen the time between pain medication.  To be on the safe side I stuck with every 8 hours for a few days but we’re at 9 hours now with a goal to get to every 12 hours by this weekend.  Scout was in so much pain from the tumor presurgery that I feel it’s my duty to try to avoid her from ever hurting again.

Her rockstar vet (shout out to Dr. Matt Murphy at Dallas City Vet!) called yesterday to check on her and offered to do the suture removal if her oncologist didn’t need to see her for follow up. Dr. Murphy is right around the corner while her oncologist is quite a trek so it was nice of him to offer.  I think Scout is likely more comfortable there since a) She’s been seeing him for 10+ years now. b) It won’t smell just like the horror place where she lost a leg.  Of course I’ll differ to the oncologist’s recommendation.

 

§59 · April 17, 2018 · Uncategorized · (5 comments) ·


5 Comments to “The dawn of day 6”

  1. Purrkins says:

    Yaay for uneventful! Go slow on reducing the pain meds we started at every half hour and judged from there. Just a tip we tried, it worked well that way you are not too far out and in pain. Purrkins did great at 10.5-11 hours until we had to stretch to 11 1/2-12 hours on day 5/6 he was in pain I had to get more meds prescribed. All kitties and needs are different I give a heads up because I could not stand to see Purrkins in pain and hope you don’t have to see Scout in pain again. Go slow stretching the meds and evaluate how she does, you will know. If you happen to need more meds don’t hesitate to call and get more.
    Smooth sailing Scout ok!
    Hugs,
    Holly & Purrkins❤️

  2. paws120 says:

    Way to go Scout and way to go to you also! That is so astute to drop the med doses as you are. It will make it so much easier to add if you need to. As close as you are to Scout, I know you’ll be watching for changes in case she gets uncomfortable.

    It does my heart good to see you so doing so well!

    🐾❤️🐾

  3. benny55 says:

    Slow and steady is a really good plan.

    Scout looks incredibly comfortable and completely unfazed by all the…..er…..MAJOR surgery she just sailed through! What a ruff and tuff little kitty!

    And what a nice Vet to check up on her. Clearly she has everyone she meets wrapped around her paw!

    And YAY for poop!

    Hugs
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too

  4. Super Stu! says:

    Scout Kitty, we celebrate all things uneventful, anything to do with Poo and we love doing shout outs to great doctors!

    Here’s to keeping Scout Kitty as close to home whenever it possible! That was super nice of your vet to stay in close contact with you, how easy it will be to call him with any and all questions and concerns you may have!

    I absolutely love the recovery accommodations you’ve got Scout and I love this picture of you! You look simply marrrrrvelous!

    All the very best from
    Petra, Stewie and his pawsome Kittens

  5. arynzmuse says:

    I squeaked when I saw that photo. Go Scout!!

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