March 26th 2010 8:45 pm
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Well Friends, I had my first fluid treatment tonight and I did not like it one little bit! Oh, I was calm at first because I didn't know what was happening, but once I realized I had a needle stuck in my back, I started squirming and squirming! Mom tried to calm me by talking gently and quietly to me, explaining what was going on, but I wasn't having no splaining!
Mom almost started crying, poor thing. But that didn't phase me at all. In the end, Mom gave up holding me down. She thinks she might have gotten all the 50 ml in me that the vet wanted, but she isn't sure because it was a new bag.
Mom is asking that you purr for us that I will come to accept the fluids. In the mean time, if you have any suggestions, please let us know.
Getting fluids takes practice, Tigger! I don't know if your Mom has anyone who can help her, but if helps if you can sit on somebody's lap and the lap person does the needle while the assistant works the bag - opening the line, closing it if the needle accidentally comes out.
Also, tell your Mom to lay the bag in the sink with some warm water and get the fluid warmed a little bit so that it isn't so cold going in.
She needs to wait until you're sleepy too because that will help. Sometimes Mawmee and Daddy kept me in my cuddle bed and put the cuddle bed on their lap. It helps to keep you confined a little bit - a blanket would work too.
Good luck - the more you do it, the more you'll get used to it!
We's are purrring for you!! Hopes you can bes calm next times to get your fluids.