Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Back home


So I was anxious to get Jack home, so I left work even earlier then I planned and went and got him.  He did just fine apparently.  The U/A had some odd things written on it (blood, cloudy, high specific gravity) so even though they told me it was "fine" I asked about it.  Turns out it was bloody  because they cathed him, and it was clouding and had a high SG because his urine was highly concentrated.  Was he a little dehydrated or was his urine just concentrated because it was the morning?  the vet was unconcerned either way.  His blood work was "fine"  His lump was exactly what we thought it was. They decided against giving him stitches and just glued it up, it looks silly

His tooth... that was interesting. apparently he had broken a tooth on each side of his mouth.  The small molar right behind the canines on either side on the top of his mouth were both broken off at the root.  thinking about it, I had to wonder if he didn't break them trying to break into the cat vitamins that he has broken into a few times.  Vitamins or something else, I'm sure he broke them trying to get to food.

The post op instructions were the same as we all get, give a small dinner in case he's nauseous.  I laughed.  Jack is SO food motivated, that he would have to be locked away while others ate and that would stress him out silly.  So I put down dinner and was willing to risk his vomiting.  He ate heartily and licked the plate clean.  He even begged for more.  I decided to wait on giving him a little more to see how he was doing later.  I ran out to see Peter.


Peter and Tinsel are still there.  Peter's lump is also still there and now I'm all curious as to why.  Peter was very busy playing with the other kittens, Tinsel was ready for a little cuddling.  He jumped up and was sitting near the manager (male) who was in there playing with them.  He put his front paws on his leg which I wish I had gotten a photo of because it was so adorable.  He spent some time getting love from me while the other kitties played.  But that all ended when the treats came out.  :)  It was really sweet.  A little bitter sweet that Peter didn't need me any more, but that's ok.

I came home and gave Jack a can of Fancy Feast.  Rule is in the house if you  have surgery or a medical issue you get special treats  (probably a stupid rule, but as long as they don't figure it out and exploit it, I should be ok) and so I brought him in the bedroom and gave it to him so he didn't have to deal with the other chow hounds.  He ate 3/4ths of it and decided that was enough.  I let the others in, and the video is what ensued.  Fleurp is a laugh riot.  In case you can't see it well, she pulls the food bowl with her paw away from the other cats.


Speaking of Fleurp, vet recommends a CBC, just to make sure she isn't anemic.  He asked about her weight, and I realized I hadn't actually weighed her.  I did tonight and she is 10lbs 10.5 oz  (she was 8lbs while anemic, and 10 when she finished her round of treatment) so weight loss is not her issue.  I'm really thinking she is just enjoying my S2H watch band for some reason, but I'd rather know and "waste the money" then assume and miss an issue.

3 comments:

  1. We are so very happy that Jack is good! We purrs his glued belly is better.

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  2. Nikki7:27 AM

    So happy Jack is okay!! :)

    Peter will always remember you, you were the first person to teach him that humans were a source of love and food and petting.

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  3. Nikki7:27 AM

    So happy Jack is okay!! :)

    Peter will always remember you, you were the first person to teach him that humans were a source of love and food and petting.

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