Day 1 after surgery

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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:


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2 thoughts on “Day 1 after surgery”

  1. Jist catching up on Lyla. Saw her picture on your mother post…she really is beautiful!!

    And it sounds like her recovery is going “well”, all things considered. And YAY for us the litter box and for eating! Great victories!!

    Sounds like they have a good paun management plan for her. The patch can definitely make them a bit whacky though.

    TRY and get some rest when you can. Gettting to rhis point in the journey can be exhausting.

    Keep is posted. She’s doing great! And so are yoi!!

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

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