Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Sick Cat Getting Better Part 2 with Picture
Mittens has been locked in a large dog cage with a soft blanket under a brand new clean cat bed, so he wouldn't get any germs in his incision. He had his own cat box, cleaned twice a day, when he was finally able to start using it. He had fresh water every 12 hours. His long incision was closed with huge staples. They looked very painful. He had a blood filled bag to hold the drainage from his incision. Now I'm not a nurse and none of us are fans of blood, but I drained the bag 3-4 times a day and recorded how much drainage he had in the bag. Eventually he started eating, lots of small portion a day, iced his incision 3-4 time a day. He turned over just like a baby puppy to show his tummy and lay there perfectly happy getting his ears scatched for 20 minutes at a time.