Samantha


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Home:Mandeville, LA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 10 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Little Baby

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

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Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

Birthday:
August 1st 2007

Coloration:
Blue

Likes:
To chase & play with her sister, Presley

Pet-Peeves:
Being bullied by her other sister, Priscilla

Favorite Toy:
Her cat tower

Favorite Nap Spot:
Cat Tower & on the chair looking out the window

Favorite Food:
Evo

Skills:
She doesn't meow - she chirps and babbles!

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
September 2007 - We adopted Samantha from our vets office. Samantha was burned in a fire at a few days old and was nursed back to health by our vets office. It was perfect timing. I called hoping to find a solid gray female kitten and their she was ! We adopted her on Sept 10, 2007. She still had a small scar from the burn on her back.

Bio:
May 2008 - Samantha is having luxating patella surgery on both of her hind legs.

Lives Remaining:
7 of 9

Forums Motto:
Sweetest Little Thing!

The Groups I'm In:
Luxating Patella Support

I've Been On Catster Since:
May 27th 2008 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
790724


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My Diary


Recovery Update

June 9th 2008 1:58 pm
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Well, it's been almost two weeks since my double luxating patella surgery. I feel so much better. I am still wearing my cone (e-collar) - only 1 more day - yea!!!!! I can walk several steps without crying. I don't even cry when I get up & down anymore. The first few days were really rough for me and my parents - but we all made it. Here are some things that my mommy and daddy did that made my life much better during the recovery. If anyone is facing surgery - these things that helped us may help you.

* If your surgery center allows visitors, please go visit your furry friend. My mommy & daddy visited me each day and it was so nice to see them. Even through the pain, I would purr and relax while they were visiting.
* I had a medium size dog kennel, and they placed the litterbox, food, water, and a big square bed in it. The bed had low rolled sides (Walmart - $9.97) which made it easy for me to get in and out of when I couldn't really bend my legs. They also put thick towels and blankets under everything to give me extra comfort.
* Keep some cans of soft food on hand for when coming home from the hospital. I had to be enticed to eat and the wet food helped.
* The surgery center sent me home with a hard plastic cone. I hated it. I couldn't balance myself and with my legs hurting this made walking worse. My mommy found a soft flexible cone at our regular vets office, but you can also order some online. This soft code truly improved my quality of life. I was able to sleep & walk much better with the soft cone.
* My mommy and daddy put the kennel on a folding table, so that I was eye level with them and I could see more of what was going on. It also made it easy when they had to clean my litter box, give me medicine & food, etc. They would carry my kennel from room to room throughout the day to give me a change of scenery. Each evening they carried me to the living room and place me near the window, so that I could watch the birds & frogs like I did every evening. At night, I was on the foldling table next to their bed.
* My parents took me out of the kennel several times a day to give me some freedom. They stayes very close to make sure I didn't try and jump on anything. They also played with me a toy fishing pole for hours each day which was nice because I got to get some exercise with my front legs.
* My mommy said to tell you that you should try and make sure that someone is with the patient at all times during the first few days when coming home from the hospital. I fell a few times during the first 20-3 days home and I needed help getting back up because of the cone. Once my legs didn't hurt so much, I could manage better.

This is all I can think of right now. If you have any questions, please send a message to my mommy.

 

Luxating Patella - Knee Surgery

May 27th 2008 9:01 am
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Samantha is having her Luxating Patella surgery today. She is having both rear legs fixed! We noticed about two weeks ago that she was limping and would take a few steps and lay down. After a visit with Samantha's vet and a referral to the Surgeon, it was determined that she needed surgery on both knees. We will be able to go visit her tonight and I'll post another update.

 
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