I delivered Lyla to our Vet office around 8am. No food past midnight, water was okay. I’m going to attach a photo of my paperwork as I think it will be helpful for everyone’s pain management. I actually received a text when surgery began and ended making it approx 1-1/2 hours in length. They kept her for the night and I picked her up Wed at 10am. Remember we were lucky enough to have access to a board-certified surgeon and this facility has 24 hour around the clock care, I was able to phone at any time to see how she was doing.
She was more alert than I expected. I was told her Fentanyl patch was put on at 3pm and lasts 4-5 days in cats, hers is above the base of her tail. When we arrived home to the recovery room she was a bit confused and disoriented. I took her cone off as to pet and brush her for a bit. She seemed to enjoy this. Some purring being home and some extra purring. She ate about noon and a full portion, Which was good as it was time for her liquid Gabapentin. This went okay but she hated the gross cherry syrupy flavor they sent. I followed it up with a squeeze up treat and that did the trick. Also I phoned the office to call in a fish oil formula at a specialist pharmacy and had a friend pick it up for me. She finally used the litter box around 7pm. This was quite hard to watch as it was a struggle. I bought a low side entry box on amazon listed as puppygohere dog litter box, I use the swheat scoop litter. Luckily the next pill -Yunnan Baiyo was at 8pm and she took it in a pill pocket. Plus more Gabapentin. She finally drank some water at 11pm. She didn’t really sleep and neither did I, she was quite restless. I also iced her 3x for 5 minutes and then applied neosporin ointment…I have ordered the one recommended on here but it hasn’t arrived.
A copy of our bill just in case y’all interested: