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post #31 of 44
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I just visited Buster at the hospital and he's doing great! He sort of ignored me and devoured a can of tuna. I was feeling hurt and hope he's not mad at me for putting him through a major surgery. The on-duty doctor said that she rarely sees a cat behave so rambunctiously after major surgery. She said that most cats just lay quiet and don't have an appetite. Not Buster! He's been pigging out since 9 PM last night.

He then had the nerve to jump off the table to the chair, which must have hurt him. He meowed loudly and then I gave him back the nurse. I can't take him home right now when he's jumping all over the place. He acts like he didn't have a surgery at all! The most amazing thing is that they didn't put an e-collar on him because he's been so mellow. I have one special cat!
post #32 of 44
I am glad he is alot better.
Will he need to stay longer now since he is jumping?
post #33 of 44
Hahaha, it sounds like you're right and Buster sure does have some spunk. That's a really good sign- he's clearly not going to let a little bit of major surgery get him down, so how does cancer (if it even IS cancer) expect to win over him?

I bet Buster could kick it's ass. XD
post #34 of 44
I am glad he got through the surgery fine, and fingers crossed for the test results. I am surprised they allowed him tuna if they suspected pancreatitis though, that needs really bland food to recover.
post #35 of 44
Here are some vibes for a quick recovery and NO cancer!

He sounds like a very special boy and I'm sure it's hard on you to have him away from home. (((((hugs)))))
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
I am glad he is alot better.
Will he need to stay longer now since he is jumping?
I'm so torn! I don't know what to do with Buster's boarding at this point. Buster can be discharged tonight because he's recovering well. However, I wanted to transfer him to my regular veterinary kennel. However, I don't know if it's safe to leave him overnight (6 PM - 8:30 AM) without medical staff. If I keep him at BAVS, it costs about $63.00 because he will be transferred from the pricier ICU. However, I can't bring him home tonight because I know he will jump on and off the bed. I can't take the risk of him injuring a suture.

Maybe I'll just leave him at BAVS tonight and then transfer him to the regular vet tomorrow. The surgery tech said that would be okay.
post #37 of 44
I would leave him at BAVStonight and then transfer him to the other Vet. It would be safer that way.
post #38 of 44
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I think I'm just going to buy Buster a huge dog crate tonight. I may have to leave him in the crate next week when I'm at work. He'll still have his stitches in all next week. I'm so worried that he'll rip out the staples.
post #39 of 44
I do not blame you for being worried.
My Lucy took hers out when she was fixed and it got infected.
You can try a cone for the time you are not home and put him in the cage.
post #40 of 44
I was going to suggest a dog cage, it is what I used when Pebbles had her leg amputated, and she had a collar to stop her getting at the stitches. Although they normally only need to be in for 10 days, so by next week, it wont be as much of an issue if he messes with them, as everything has gelled together after about 4-5 days.
post #41 of 44
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I was going to suggest a dog cage, it is what I used when Pebbles had her leg amputated, and she had a collar to stop her getting at the stitches. Although they normally only need to be in for 10 days, so by next week, it wont be as much of an issue if he messes with them, as everything has gelled together after about 4-5 days.
Yeah, that's what I'm going to do. I think I'll buy Buster a dog crate. It's always good to have one on hand for these types of procedures.
post #42 of 44
Be sure to put in the create, a couple articles of clothing that you have worn, that still have your scent on them.
They will comfort Buster.
He is an amazing kitty.
Buster
post #43 of 44
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Buster is home!!!!!!!! And he's as high as a kite! I bought an expensive dog crate today too. I love him so much and it feels so good to be reunited with him. He's worth every penny and I would do it again and again. No regrets!
post #44 of 44
I am so glad to hear this, fingers crossed for him.
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