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Two Weeks a Tripawd! :)

January 29th, 2016

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Harley is officially two weeks into her new journey and had her staples removed today!!!!!! Peter and I were thrilled with this new endeavor, and she was incredibly happy to receive the green light to keep the cone of shame off FOR GOOD! We had been taking it off while we were supervising her to ensure she didn’t aggravate her incision area while it healed, but the vet said she looks impeccable and she can throw away that horrid horrid thing for ever!!! 🙂 It was unceremoniously thrown in the chute by our vet’s wife/office assistant who was very pleased to see her little friend cone-less! 🙂

The vet also alleviated the fears that have plagued me over the last few days since our latest constipation issue. He palpitated her stomach and stated that although she hasn’t gone for another four days (since the home-given enema) that she is clearly not bound up and it feels like there isn’t much in her to expel. He stated that at this point he isn’t worried, but gave her another enema to clean her out just to be safe. Poor girl is tired and resting at the moment, but she deserves it. The vet and his wife both agreed that she appears to be a very happy cat, and she has amazing strength for everything she has gone through lately! We’re going to keep giving her the Miralax that we finally got into her system and check in in a few days to see what’s what.

The incontinence issue has also become a thing of last week. Now that she’s been taking the new pain meds, she has only gone in the box! One issue solved! We can call the emergency vet tomorrow for the results of her lab culture and see if maybe she’s got a cold or something but otherwise she is happy, hungry and healthy and hoppin’!

We’re going to let her out around the top floor of the house tomorrow night, after we know the effects of the enema have thoroughly worn off and let her stretch her legs a bit! She was itching to get out of the room once we got home, and contemplated trying to jump the fence to sweet freedom! Thankfully, nature called again and she booked it to the box instead! 😛

All in all, I feel better knowing that she isn’t in any crazy danger at the moment (because of course everything you read online is gloom and doom and more surgeries and death) I really shouldn’t WebMD anything anymore. I can rest easy tonight knowing my girl is moving along appropriately and now she doesn’t have those horrible staples or cone to get her down! 🙂 Pics to come when she’s a little less…. messy. 😉

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2 Responses to “Two Weeks a Tripawd! :)”

  1. jerry on January 30, 2016 6:45 pm

    SWEEEEET! You see, things DO get better! Really glad your vet gave the a-ok and put your mind at ease. And we agree, stay away from Dr. Google.

    3-paws up to good times ahead!

  2. msjessicalc on January 31, 2016 2:28 am

    Thanks Jerry! Trying hard not to worry as much… we began moving some things around the room she’s in and making it a little more normal with some more places to hide and try to jump up to to get her used to moving around normally again. All lab results from the emergency vet on Sunday came back normal, no infections or anything so our vet said keep an eye on her and leave her ALONE for a while to see if she starts going to the bathroom normally. Give her some space…
    I’m doing better with this than I thought… at least for now! 🙂

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