This is a photograph from 2012. The bed is long gone (and come to think of it the cushion too), but I’m happy to report that despite a horrendous morning she seems ok following yesterday’s surgery.
The lump on her face has been excised and only one stitch was necessary. HOWEVER, they sent her home from the vet yesterday with one of those funnel things on her head. She was fine whilst confined to her cat carrier, but once let loose (which she achieved like a greyhound jumping out the gate), she took off like a jack rabbit despite having convinced me over the past year that this was a feat far beyond her, trying to outrun the thing that was surrounding her. Nothing would convince her that she wasn’t in danger. I finally managed to corral her and pick her up for a chat and a cuddle. She was having none of it. The minute she was loose, she took off again. The worst part was she couldn’t navigate, she kept bashing into the furniture, and doors. She was completely disorientated and clearly still under the influence of the anaesthetic.
I finally managed to put her into a room by herself with her bed and other necessities and left her to sleep it off, whilst checking in regularly.
This morning, I heard her bashing into things again at about 6am so I got up to see how she was. She was not happy at all. When she knocked into anything she froze and would just stay there, not quite knowing what to do. She didn’t understand why she couldn’t see her way out of the situation.
Things didn’t go well, although she was eating, she wouldn’t use her litter tray or drink out of a bowl (she has developed a habit of asking to be put in the bath and the tap turned on) which works most of the time, and I indulge her because of the kidney disease. However I had visions of the funnel filling up with water and the spluttering and coughing that would ensue wouldn’t do either of us any good.
Finally, and you need to know that I had placed her bed in my computer room! I went to check on her and she was frozen in front of my desk, frightened to move. She had pee’d in her bed (a lot of pee too), which seeped all the way through many layers of blanket, padded cushion etc, to the carpet beneath. And she was clearly most distressed. I made the decision to remove the funnel. Which had to be cut off. I also removed the bandage where the IV drip had been. She is now looking and feeling much happier and is acting normally. I’m winging it with the stitch in her head, which if she worries it too much will become dislodged. But we couldn’t continue the way we were.
The vet doesn’t want to see her for two weeks and no med’s so it’s hopefully all good going forward.
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I’m not sure I would do this again, so I hope that lump is gone for good.
Thank you for reading.