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FHO Surgery: Femoral Head Ostectomy for cats (both legs)

Oh Fee

February 20th 2013 9:49 pm
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I think the hardest thing after a cat has surgery is coming out of anesthesia. She's freaking out because she has no concept of time, the bottom half of her body is shaved, and she is hurting.

The past 3-4 hours have been really rough. She couldn't move her hips and prop herself up, so most of the time she was screaming like a banshee, growling because she was frustrated, and sliding in circles around the room. My mom and tag teamed to calm her down.

She is the alpha kitty--she doesn't like help. I tried to put a thin fleece blanket over her so she wouldn't get cold, but it offended her feline sensibility. We have learned to make her comfortable by putting her on this bed cushion (for kitties by martha stewart via petsmart), and lay her a couple feet away from the fireplace (her favorite place). She did make a lap around the room last night, putting weight on her feet for 3 seconds and then rested. She is doing much better. I bought these measuring cups a long time ago for kitty food purposes, and have been giving her food and water every now and then. When she starts walking around a little better, I will let her go to her regular feeding area.

I am so very tired. And it is hard watching one cat go through a surgery, but two cats going through surgery within a week is hard. I am currently unemployed and (somewhat) lucky to be home to take care of my girls.


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Purred by: Blue II (Catster Member)

February 21st 2013 at 1:28 pm

We beed purraying for Fiona and Chloe...dat dey recuperate quickly and wifout pain. You certainly haf yer hands full! It is lucky dat you are able to be home wif yer girls, so you can take care of dem. Best of luck to you!

Hugs and Purrs,

Blue II
Purred by: Calísta (Catster Member)

February 21st 2013 at 7:04 pm

oh my--those are some bad days! We are sending purrrrs of healing to both pretty girlies.
Purred by: Mugsy (Catster Member)

February 21st 2013 at 7:15 pm

It sounds like you are looking after them both very well. They are lucky to have a home with you. I am purring fur Fiona and Chloe that they make full recoveries.
Purred by: Calie Dreamette #17 (Catster Member)

February 21st 2013 at 8:42 pm

oh poor babies you are doing great with them and i bet you are exhausted emotionally and physically
Many purrs for a quick and painfree recovery

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