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post #31 of 56
I'm so glad to hear that Stomper's surgery went so well. I'll be wishing him a speedy recovery!
post #32 of 56
I'm so happy to hear everything went well.
Sending some more for a sppedy recovery.
post #33 of 56
Thread Starter 
Sorry for such a late update tonight. Today has been an up and down day.

Seems Stomper got a little too much painkillers last night/this morning. He got a fentanyl patch while still getting his IV painkillers. So when the Dr. called at 1:00 this afternoon she actually said "he is one stoned kitty right now". Needless to say he wasn't interested in food depsite being given cyproheptadine to stimulate his appetite.

Dr. said that if he didn't start eating on his own in another hour or two that they would start syringe feedings.

I only just now was able to get in touch with one of the techs again. I had left two messages but it must have been a busy emergency day. I feel bad for all those animals and their people.

The tech who has taken care of him this afternoon just called and said he was doing well, but still doesn't want to eat. His vitals are stable and he is urinating really well.

They started syringe feedings at 2:00pm and she said he was very good with it. I knew he would be. I also am not surprised he won't eat. He gets so scared at the vets that he won't eat unless someone literally feeds them. I had told this to the ER vet when I took him in. They are going to feed him again at 10:00 tonight which is actually good because that is the time he gets his late feeding at home.

The goal now is to keep feeding him (or hopefully he eats on his own) until he has a bowel movement. Once that happens and everything else is still improving I can bring him home.

I don't know if he doesn't eat on his own tomorrow if they will run repeat liver function labs or not.

Thank you all again for keeping the big puff-a-lump in your thoughts and prayers and for being so supportive for me.
post #34 of 56
I hope he eats on his own soon and gets to come home soon.
post #35 of 56
Waiting for a critical phone call from the vet can be so hard.
Sending tons of mega vibes that your sweet puff-a-lump regains his desire to eat on his own.
Your Mommy wants you home Stomper.
post #36 of 56
Fingers crossed he eats and poos today, so can come home
post #37 of 56
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by xocats View Post
Waiting for a critical phone call from the vet can be so hard.
I think this is going to make me crazy and I am going to drive them crazy. They are always very nice, but I am sure they are sick of me. I just wish I could go sit with him.

The tech tonight said he is pretty much hiding Poor big guy is terrified.

On a good note though he did eat 2-3 bites of food by himself. The tech was really happy about that. Still no poop yet.

He said the notes look like the surgeon is supposed to call me in the morning. I am hoping I can bring him home.
It feels like he has been gone forever, not 5 days.

I have a list of questions for them, I don't even know when to expect the biopsy results back.
post #38 of 56
When Stripe had a biopsy it took about 7 days to get it back.
Hers was sent to UC Davis and it had cancer cells in it.
She did beat it and died from Crf 7 years later.
I hope the results of your cats biopsy will be good.
I know how waiting is.
It makes you crazy.
post #39 of 56
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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
I think this is going to make me crazy and I am going to drive them crazy. They are always very nice, but I am sure they are sick of me. I just wish I could go sit with him.

The tech tonight said he is pretty much hiding Poor big guy is terrified.

On a good note though he did eat 2-3 bites of food by himself. The tech was really happy about that. Still no poop yet.

He said the notes look like the surgeon is supposed to call me in the morning. I am hoping I can bring him home.
It feels like he has been gone forever, not 5 days.

I have a list of questions for them, I don't even know when to expect the biopsy results back.
I'm hoping the biopsy results only produce good findings. I know the stress of waiting. It took about three days when my Buster underwent surgery several weeks ago. He also wore a fentanyl patch but handled it well. Buster happens to be the most mellow cat in the world and didn't seem to care that he had a major surgery. Several hours after the operation, he inhaled a whole can of tuna. The vet techs rarely see an animal come out of anesthesia with such a voracious appetite!
post #40 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
I think this is going to make me crazy and I am going to drive them crazy. They are always very nice, but I am sure they are sick of me. I just wish I could go sit with him.
I have a list of questions for them, I don't even know when to expect the biopsy results back.
It never hurts to hear this re-affirmed when you are under maximum stress....
"The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
Those phone calls are your lifeline to Stomper.

Stomper poo vibes on the way.
post #41 of 56
I'm so glad his surgery went well and that there is no cancer. Riley was very sick recently and had to be syringe fed and did very well with it and started eating on his own in a few days. Hopefully Stomper will do the same.

Lots of vibes for your gorgeous guy and for you! I know how hard it is when your baby is sick.
post #42 of 56
Sending more healing vibes Stomper's way.
post #43 of 56
Thread Starter 
YEAH!!!!! My big guy is home.

I think he was as happy to see me as I was to see him. He started purring and kneading in his carrier right away.

He had a major turn around late last night and started chowing down and took a little tiny poop this morning. The Dr. called at 10 am this morning and said they re-ran his liver enzymes and they were good so she gave the all clear to come get him.

So I went up and back right away.

We should have the biopsy results back by Friday. He has his pain patch until wednesday and is on 2.5 mg Pepcid twice a day, cyproheptadine 2 times daily and Actigall. He doesn't have to have a cone head either!

He is on restricted activity for 3 weeks, which won't be a problem except he keeps wanting to get on the bed. I think I am going to put my mattress on the floor for the next months. He already got up and down once and I am sooo paranoid he is going to rip something inside.

I am surprised at how bright and happy he is, but then I can tell the Fentanyl is working, he has big black pupils.
post #44 of 56
I am glad he feels better and hope the results are good.
post #45 of 56
Awwww Im so glad your sweetie is home with you now. That sounds like a good idea about the mattress. Sending so many smooth recovery vibes for your boy and good biopsy results
post #46 of 56
post #47 of 56
Welcome home to your gorgeous boy! Sounds like he is doing very well. Continued vibes for his recovery and biopsy results
post #48 of 56
I agree, temporally putting your mattress on the floor would save a lot of worry and stress....
Anything for sweet Stomper.

Sending vibes good biopsy news and continued healing vibes.
Sweet Stomper vibes
post #49 of 56
I am glad he is home, and fingers crossed for the biopsy results
post #50 of 56
More healing vibes for Stomper. I am so glad he is home and feeling better. already.:v ibes::
post #51 of 56
Thread Starter 
You all are so awesome! I have to get some pictures up in fur pics. Stomper is doing really well ( knock on wood) I hate saying that because I swear I always jinx something.

I took off is Fentanyl patch today and he is still happy. He is eating, but not with his normal gusto yet. He does get excited at feeding time. It seems like though he gets a bit of a tummy ache about 1/2 hour after he eats. He lays down and starts breathing fast and purring really loud. I can hear his stomach and intestines grumbling. Then after about 10 minutes of this he calms down and rests.

His incision looks incrediable. He rolled over on his back today for a little belly rub. He also wanted to try and stand on his hind legs to ask for a hug.

Tomorrow I will post some photos in fur pics.
post #52 of 56
Stomper is an amazing kitty with a strong desire to live.
I wonder if while his digestive system is healing, several small meals might be easier on him.

I can hardly wait to see photos of Stomper.
Your sweet boy is one very special kitty.
post #53 of 56
I'm so glad Stomper is doing good. He'll do much better now that he's home. I can't wait to see the pictures either. He's a very handsome guy.
post #54 of 56
So glad he is doing well

it will probably take him a while to get back to his normal eating routine. You might try feeding him smaller meals more often?

Continued vibes for his recovery!
post #55 of 56
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. We are doing the small frequent meals. I am such a worry wart. I just want my voracious monster boy back.

Today he seems particularly off. Just wants attention and could care less about eating. Eats two bites then walks off. I am hoping it is because the patch came off yesterday, so he may be a little more painful.

He has managed to eat the right amount of food so far today. It just has taken him all day to do it.

Still no biopsy results...hopefully tomorrow.

On a lighter side pictures are up and he sure is loving have the mattress on the floor and the bedroom and me all to himself. Silly boy
post #56 of 56
Stomper is a total babe and I'm happy to hear he's doing well!
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