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03-28-14 – Day 2 After Surgery

Filed under: Uncategorized — ddmckenna at 5:53 am on Friday, March 28, 2014

Misty is doing well. I let her go downstairs while I backed down ahead of her. She had no problems. I opened the sliding glass door and she sat by the screen and looked out for awhile. Then she slept on the couch on her favorite blanket for awhile.

This morning she jumped onto the sink before I could stop her and we did our faucet thing. I used treats to guide her back down on a stairway I made of bins. On the pain killers she might not know to stop doing things that are hurting her, so it’s my job to limit her activity.

She gets tired moving around the house, it is a lot more work for her front left leg. When she gets tired she just lies down for a bit. She seems to like to walk with the wall against her left side, and she sits against it too.

Here’s a photo of her on the windowsill enjoying a breeze from the outdoors – it was cool this morning. The scar is so big.  It’s hard to see in the photo but the stitches are dark blue. They’re kinda stiff and plastic-y like fishing line and slightly translucent.

She looks so goofy partially shaved.


I’m kinda marveling at how well she is doing. She doesn’t seem to miss the leg or be sad or even all that freaked out. As I’m writing this she’s curled up next to me on her “bed.”

She’s been sleeping a lot, even more than cats normally sleep, and sleeping hard when she does. Normally she is at my side the moment I wake up, or hit the snooze, or roll over, or take a deep breath, or think about getting up.  She wants breakfast and has been waiting for me by the time I am up. But this morning and all day today, it hasn’t seemed to wake her up when I am moving around the house – brushing my teeth or folding clothes or that sort of thing, when Jeff got up for work, etc. If I peek in on her and pet her she will wake up with a sleepy welcoming “brrrt?” and then nice hearty purrs and headbutts to the hand as long as I keep petting her, and then when I go away she goes right back to sleep. I don’t know if that’s the drugs or just her body working on healing her or both, but I know that sleep is good for her right now. I try not to interrupt too often.

The way she is recovering seems to be about typical for cats – the other blogs I’ve read tell similar stories. Still, it was hard to believe it would be the same for Misty until it happened. We will see how she does closer to when it’s time for the stitches to come out. I am trying to get her little onesie fitted right so it stays on and covers the stitches, new adjustments every time I take it off her. It still falls down when she is sleeping, she rolls all around in different positions. The neck of it is too wide, I’m going to try pinning it and once I’ve got it so that it stays I will sew it.


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April 1, 2014 @ 11:41 pm   Reply

Awww Misty is such a pretty girl! Even with her goofy shavedness (haha they always look so strange shaved – like you never knew how slender they were till then!). I’m glad that she’s doing so well, and it’s great that she’s sleeping a lot. The pain meds are probably making her dopey, and of course, working up the new muscle in her remaining front leg will be tiring for a while. But the great thing is that she’s not deterred and she’s off doing her own things, 3 legs or not! What a spunky girl! I’m so happy for you guys! 🙂

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