Vibes for Lucy please

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Well, the op went well, her hip was really deformed though, poor thing. Her body temp is low, so she is currently in an incubator - the vet isn't convinced they will be able to get her back out, so they've put her in one they can switch off and leave her in!! Even though she was sleepy when the vet rang, she was still growling at them, and last night she was so bad they couldn't do the fluids and pain relief they wanted to, I'm not surprised. She does have one dodgy tooth, but they cant' do it at the same time as the hip op, and it doesn't seem to bother her so that is one for another year!! We are just waiting for the urine sample test, in case that shows anything, but the scan and BP test was all fine. She is currently on 4 hourly pain relief, unfortunately she's a difficult cat to judge about pain, so she may not be coming home tomorrow - or they may send her home because they can't do anything with her!! So far she will be assessed at 4pm tomorrow, so I know if I can pick her up. Now just got to sort out the kitchen for her room rest.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Janey » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:44 pm

So glad the op went well, and I hope it helps her a lot, bless her. Fusses to her when you see her Desley, you must be missing her loads.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:49 pm

I hope so, as she has been really grumpy, bless her. The urine test has come back fine, so that's a relief.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by meriad » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 pm

Oh bless her. Gentle fusses from me as well if she'll allow them, when you get her home. And good luck to you - think you may need it?

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Thanks, I think I will need it! I won a chocolate hamper at the rescue she is from, think that will come in handy too!

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:13 pm

Just rang the vets, they've rearranged the cage which has calmed her down, she isn't acting in pain but hasn't eaten much. I'll get a text at 10, then one in the morning
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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by bobbys girl » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:18 pm

Pleased to hear the Op is behind her now.Hoping she's back home soon.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Mayday21 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:16 pm

Hi Booktigger fusses to Lucy from me too. Hope she's home soon. Vivian

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Antonio » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:36 am

I have read the whole thread and it's amazing the level of care you are giving Lucy.
I'm very glad that the operation went well, hopefully she'll have some relief now.
Don't worry too much about kidney failure, though. My cat Lola has been having CKD for 11 years without any real trouble. We just would check her kidneys three or four times a year with blood tests and ultrasound (once or twice a year). There are specific med therapies for this disease and a special diet that I'm sure you already know
Hopefully you'll have very good news today. Yesterday Lucy was just out the operating room, so it's normal that her temperature was low and needed an incubator. Growling and not eating much shortly after the surgery is more than normal too.
Keep us posted as soon as you have news from the doctors.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:47 pm

The vet has just rang, she is doing well, eating and toileting, but very stressed and un-cooperative (which is normal for her, so they are finding it a tad hard to tell her pain levels), so they want her home ASAP, which means sending her home with the Fentanyl patch which they wouldn't normally do, so she has to go back on Fri to have it removed (and I have instructions if it comes off before then). I'm also allowed to carry her into the front room with me, as long as I make sure she doesn't jump on anything, so at least she isn't confined 24/7.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Janey » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:51 pm

Aww that’s good news, she will be so pleased to be home.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Antonio » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:54 pm

I'd dare say that since she's to her normal attitude she should be alright.
Very good news, then. I'm glad she's coming home! :)

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by vanilla » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:28 pm

Lovely to hear this. Give her some scritches from me.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:33 pm

Well, I've now found two more ways to get to the vet!
The nurse saw a difference in Lucy when she saw me, which is lovely, she kept passing comment on how pretty she is. She's also down to 4.9kg, even with the reduction in food.
I'm impressed how small the scar is and that there is no collar! She's been lovely with me but keeps growling, seemingly at her front bandaged leg! Cheaper than I thought, £839

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by MarkB » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:50 pm

Glad it went well and she is doing well :)

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Antonio » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:05 am

Very good! Lucy is great, she will be back to normal in no time :D

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:12 am

She seems to have had a good night, although not eaten all her supper. She is more affectionate than normal which is lovely

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Antonio » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:17 am

Wonderful! She will eat when she feels like, don't worry.
Probably she's still a bit disoriented from the adventure.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:41 am

I have to get three antibiotics in her a day, I had some putty stuff from the vets that I used this morning, she took all 3 halves - lets hope it works this evening.

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Antonio » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:46 am

How long does Lucy have to take these antibiotics for?
Are they big pills?

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Janey » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:27 pm

Glad she seems well and is taking the tablets. I bet she likes the putty stuff then, do you know what it’s called Desley?

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by meriad » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:35 pm

fingers crossed the putty stuff keeps doing the trick... if not; webbox sticks are good. Although I do find that store own brand tend to be softer and more malleable that the webbox brand. So that may be worth trying if she goes off the putty.

Continues vibes to you both - it'll seem like a long week, but well worth it in the end x

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Lilith » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:08 pm

Everything crossed here for Lucy - if she's her old feisty self and taking her meds that sounds good - good luck with her :)

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:53 pm

Antonio wrote:How long does Lucy have to take these antibiotics for?
Are they big pills?
I think it is for 8 days, they aren't particularly big. I'll check the packaging tonight

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:05 pm

Well, the vet is quite pleased with her - she did use teeth and claws when removing the bandage and patch though! Unfortunately she has lost more weight (she is down to 4.7kg), so diet is out of the window, and it's just whatever she will eat - since getting home, she has eaten some of her old biscuits, as well as some of her breakfast. She also got an a/b jab as I've only managed to get one dose into her. The vet didn't have a lot of oral painkillers left, so I get to go back tomorrow!!

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Janey wrote:Glad she seems well and is taking the tablets. I bet she likes the putty stuff then, do you know what it’s called Desley?
It only worked once unfortunately - it is called Easypill

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Antonio » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:39 pm

In this house Easypill worked only once, when it was empty :D
As soon as I hid the pill into it (and I did it in a stealth mode) my cat refused to eat it!
These cats are too smart ;)

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Janey » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:23 am

booktigger wrote:
Janey wrote:Glad she seems well and is taking the tablets. I bet she likes the putty stuff then, do you know what it’s called Desley?
It only worked once unfortunately - it is called Easypill
Ok thanks lol, they’re not daft are they!

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by booktigger » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:32 am

She is still not eating as much as normal, but at least she is eating something - yesterday she favoured the renal biscuits over her RC Calm ones! I'm struggling with photobucket though, no idea if this will work

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Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Post by Antonio » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Could it be that Lucy still feels pain or discomfort for the surgery?
This could be the reason why she isn't eating much.
Paws, tails and fingers crossed for her!

P.S.: The link to the pic didn't work, I copied and pasted to the browser URL bar and it worked :D

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