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Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:30 pm
by Samis Mummy
Sami had another vet visit today, he's doing great...the surgeon has stretched the skin and sowed it up (80%] and is hopeful he won't need a skin graft but will see.

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:25 pm
by alanc
Thanks for keeping us posted - glad to hear he is still doing well. Hope he won't need the skin graft.

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:06 pm
by Samis Mummy
alanc wrote:Thanks for keeping us posted - glad to hear he is still doing well. Hope he won't need the skin graft.
You'll welcome...thank you...me to, we will know more next Thursday when he has to go again.

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:16 pm
by Samis Mummy
Sami update...he's doing really well, put on some weight. The surgeon is very happy with how it's going, but Sami will still need a bandage on for a few weeks

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:19 pm
by alanc
That's very encouraging. At this rate, the vet will soon be complaining Sami is overweight!

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:45 pm
by Lilith
Hey that's good - light at the end of the tunnel, well done you and Sami and vet :D

As ever, all the very best x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:02 pm
by Mayday21
Great to read Sami's coming along ....

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:13 pm
by Samis Mummy
alanc wrote:That's very encouraging. At this rate, the vet will soon be complaining Sami is overweight!
Lol hopefully not! But it's going well

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:14 pm
by Samis Mummy
Lilith wrote:Hey that's good - light at the end of the tunnel, well done you and Sami and vet :D

As ever, all the very best x
Thank you...Sami's a tough little guy. I'm very proud.

Thank you. Hope all is well with you x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:15 pm
by Samis Mummy
Mayday21 wrote:Great to read Sami's coming along ....
Still a little way to go, but Sami's going great guns!

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:28 pm
by bobbys girl
That's good news. :D

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:09 pm
by Samis Mummy
bobbys girl wrote:That's good news. :D
I'm so pleased...thanks for the message :)

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:14 pm
by Lilith
Samis Mummy wrote:
Lilith wrote:Hey that's good - light at the end of the tunnel, well done you and Sami and vet :D

As ever, all the very best x
Thank you...Sami's a tough little guy. I'm very proud.

Thank you. Hope all is well with you x
Yes thanks - it's been shall we say an 'interesting' year :shock: :D but ok in the end - paws crossed! But nothing anywhere near as traumatic as it's been for you and Sami - hope he keeps progressing now and that you have a peaceful holiday and a great New Year x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:02 am
by Samis Mummy
Yes thanks - it's been shall we say an 'interesting' year :shock: :D but ok in the end - paws crossed! But nothing anywhere near as traumatic as it's been for you and Sami - hope he keeps progressing now and that you have a peaceful holiday and a great New Year x[/quote]


I understand. Thank you...I'm sure he will continue well...thank you, have a wonderful holiday time too :D

Xx

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:58 pm
by Samis Mummy
Sami has his bandage off today...but is pretty stressed with the collar and could lick the wound...we have tried to stop him, but any ideas welcomed?

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:25 pm
by Lilith
Oh poor chap - is it the 'cone of shame'? They hate them.

I've never used these but have heard good reports of 'comfy collars' which are a sort of inflatable doughnut shaped thingy that serves the same purpose as a cone but is easier on the cat - about the worst time of the year to recommend this unless you're willing to brave the pet supermarket hell (IF they stock them) or feeling rich enough to pay extra delivery charge to get it tomorrow - Amazon pets section still offers next day delivery; I would post you a link but the damn computer won't let me.

All the very best with him and lots of fusses and commiserations, he's been so brave and I can imagine he's now very convalescent and cross in his cone, poor old lad x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:45 pm
by Samis Mummy
Lilith wrote:Oh poor chap - is it the 'cone of shame'? They hate them.

I've never used these but have heard good reports of 'comfy collars' which are a sort of inflatable doughnut shaped thingy that serves the same purpose as a cone but is easier on the cat - about the worst time of the year to recommend this unless you're willing to brave the pet supermarket hell (IF they stock them) or feeling rich enough to pay extra delivery charge to get it tomorrow - Amazon pets section still offers next day delivery; I would post you a link but the damn computer won't let me.

All the very best with him and lots of fusses and commiserations, he's been so brave and I can imagine he's now very convalescent and cross in his cone, poor old lad x
The vet put it on him to let the wound heal...but it's bleeding a bit and he can still lick it...we've tried to tape it up a bit to stop him (but he can still breath and eat) I think if he can still lick it tomorrow/not calmed down I'll tell mum to take him back and get the vet to look again. But thanks I'll look on Amazon for ideas.

He's not impressed at all bless him, but he's sleeping now...but he was struggling in the tray so mum took it out...but we can just wash the bottom of the cage

Have a great Christmas x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:48 am
by Mayday21
Hi Folks 1. Hope to hear good news on a Sami's ongoing recovery in the NY. Lots of fusses & ear rubs for Sami. I'll post general cat chatting too re Xmas & NY. Vivian

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:33 pm
by Samis Mummy
Mayday21 wrote:Hi Folks 1. Hope to hear good news on a Sami's ongoing recovery in the NY. Lots of fusses & ear rubs for Sami. I'll post general cat chatting too re Xmas & NY. Vivian
Thank you. I'll keep you posted. He's getting used to the collar and can't lick the wound now so hopefully it will heal. Thank you for the fuss and ear rubs. I'll past them on. Jane x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:38 pm
by Lilith
Aww I'm glad he's settling a bit - it's just occurred to me, would newspaper or a puppy pad be ok in his crate if he hates the tray? Make cleaning up a bit easier.

Hope you have a great Christmas too x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:09 pm
by Samis Mummy
Lilith wrote:Aww I'm glad he's settling a bit - it's just occurred to me, would newspaper or a puppy pad be ok in his crate if he hates the tray? Make cleaning up a bit easier.

Hope you have a great Christmas too x
Thank you. He's much calmer today. We have newspaper down now. I put his tray in and he's used it. It's not he hated it. He's was just stressed with the cone. He's always been good with the tray. Sorry if that wasn't clear

But I'll just leave newspapers overnight.

What's a puppy pad?

Thank you. Talk again soon Jane x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:15 pm
by Lilith
Ah sorry, thought you meant that it was bothering him having to have his tray next to his bed.

Puppy pads are a posh improvement on newspaper - I've never had a puppy since they brought them out but it is just that - an absorbent pad that you train the pup to use. And easy to bundle up into a binbag afterwards.

All the best with the lad x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:40 pm
by Samis Mummy
Lilith wrote:Ah sorry, thought you meant that it was bothering him having to have his tray next to his bed.

Puppy pads are a posh improvement on newspaper - I've never had a puppy since they brought them out but it is just that - an absorbent pad that you train the pup to use. And easy to bundle up into a binbag afterwards.

All the best with the lad x
No ive left it in there now. He's pretty much asleep so probably won't move til morning.

They sound a good idea

Thanks so much x

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:34 am
by alanc
Sorry to hear you have had a bit of bother with Sami having to wear a collar. I am glad that Tilly was a very good girl with her stitches so I never had to bother with a cone, so haven't any experience on how to deal with this sort of problem.

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:25 pm
by Samis Mummy
alanc wrote:Sorry to hear you have had a bit of bother with Sami having to wear a collar. I am glad that Tilly was a very good girl with her stitches so I never had to bother with a cone, so haven't any experience on how to deal with this sort of problem.
He's getting used to it. Lucky you! Happy Christmas janex

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:52 pm
by Samis Mummy
Sami went to the vet yesterday and he's happy with how the wound is. Back for another check up next week

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:01 pm
by alanc
That's good news. Slow but steady progress.

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:03 pm
by Samis Mummy
alanc wrote:That's good news. Slow but steady progress.
Thank you. Yes definitely. Happy new year

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:03 am
by Samis Mummy
Another little update -

Sami went back to the vet on Thursday...and was kept there as the surgeon was happy to try and sow up the top part of the wound...ends up he managed to sow up the whole wound...there was enough skin.

His right leg has healed perfectly, and you can't see where the fracture was (they may or may not take out the plate)

His left leg is healing, but the surgeon had slight concern about an area of bone - there may be an infection or it may be dead bone (both of which can be dealt with) Sami is on stronger antibiotics now, alongside the other tablets until they run out...he can walk about in a closed room(although I think I'll do this in a couple of days...to help the stitching...although there is still a chance he may end up loosing the leg still (but I don't think that will happen)

Well that's about it for now, and we haven't got to go back for three weeks..

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:54 pm
by bobbys girl
That's really good news! Thanks for updating us. Now you'll just hav to keep him in and quite until he has healed completely! Good luck with that one! :lol: