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Princess Xena's Diary

My First Sub Q Fluids at Home

October 29th 2011 4:05 pm
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Well my friends today was the day my Mom and Dad gave me my fluids at home.

Sure I didn't know what was going to happen I was minding my own business eating a little can food on the counter when Mom brought in my ever so soft blanket I lay on to get brushed everyday...I sure thought maybe she was going to brush me again, but no something else was going on.

I saw this bag hanging on the cupboard with this line coming from I remember I saw this the other day at the Vet...wait a minute this isn't the Vet office what is going on! Now I am worried, Mom what are you going to do, do you know what you are doing! WAIT WAIT!

I am really worried Dad is here too and they are talking about the line and the fluid, Mom is holding me and she has the dreaded needle....Mom MOL MOL what do you think you are doing with me....let me go....

Mom tells Dad he has to open the line and let some of the fluid out to make sure there are no bubbles, once the fluid is coming out in a straight line Mom tells Dad to close it until she gets the needle in....oh this is going to hurt Mom has never put a needle in me....she has done tinier needles for cats that are diabetic....Mom is a little worried about getting the needle in me without hurting me..

Guess What! she did it she did it!!!it didn't Mom tells Dad watch the amount when it gets to the next line on the bag stop it....Mom realizes it isn't going in very fast, they look at the line and realize that they had used the crimp devise and it put in crimp in the line, Dad made it open up and the fluids flowed in quickly and finally I got the 100ml's of the fluid...Done yippee! Wait not done...I moved I had enough it took just a couple seconds too long, I moved and out came the needle....Mom had to hold up the needle but the fluids came out all over the counter, Dad was fast he shut the line off so no more fluids....Mom pinched my skin like she is suppose to do for a few seconds and she let me go.

I ran out to my bed thank catness it is I have this big bump between my shoulders what is this? Mom changes the needle and puts everything away. Then Mom messages me and the bump goes down and into my body.

Mom give me love and tells me I am a good girl!! you bet I am sitting there and allowing her to but the needle in me and the fluids and you know I could not sit there any longer, just needed to get away!

Guess what I got more can food because I was a good girl, I don't eat treats so I get can food...guess it won't be so bad after all as long as I get can food.

Well that was my first fluids at home and if I say so myself it went really well for me, Mom and wasn't so bad!

Mom told me I have to have this done ever 3 days from now and she promises it will get easier for all of us...SURE HOPE SO

Mom even made a special calendar with my picture on it so she will know what days I need my fluids and she is doing a spread sheet thanks to Tigger's Mom...Mom will keep track of my fluids, medication when we go to the doctor she will have it and between the 2 of them they will be on top of my CRF.....

Now since I went through all of this I think I will just hang out in my bed, enjoy the sun and the fresh air...yes it is nice enough here today for Mom to have the window open for us to get fresh air...

Xena's Mom here, Xena did great with me doing her fluids for the first time at home. Even though we didn't realize the line had a crimp in it Xena was very relaxed and was so just took seconds too time I know it will be better.

Xena and Mom

Purred by: Lisa P

October 29th 2011 at 6:15 pm

That's pawsome Xena!!! Hurray for your mommy and daddy doing such a great job! I'm so happy it went well. I always knew you were a good girl anyways.
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

October 29th 2011 at 7:09 pm

Thanks Alex, I am pretty proud of myself and so is Mom...she was more afraid of giving her clients cat her insulin shot the first time....

I am a good girl!
Purred by: SKIDS KITTY gone, never forgot (Catster Member)

October 29th 2011 at 7:27 pm

That is good, you and your mom and dad are all so brave I am glad it went well, and I just know it will get easier.
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

October 29th 2011 at 7:50 pm

So glad to hear that all went well with giving the fluids at home! Pawsome job to all! Mom says she would be nervous but I guess you get the hang of it!
Purred by: Rose - beautiful angel (Catster Member)

October 29th 2011 at 8:00 pm

Glad to hear that getting the fluids went well.
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

October 29th 2011 at 8:02 pm

The only reason Mom wasn't very nervous was because she has given kitties shot before and they are not her kitties, they are her clients and the have to get insulin....

The only thing that Mom was concern or nervous about was how big the needle is and she was worried I wouldn't be still for her...but I am a good girl so no problems, but Mom says she isn't sure she can do it alone.
Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

October 29th 2011 at 9:24 pm

Hooray fur this succesfur first session, and all the following ones will get progressively easier!

Kitty-mom-lapbonding time!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

October 30th 2011 at 1:00 am

Glad it was successful!
Purred by: Biggles (Catster Member)

October 30th 2011 at 1:56 pm

Glad that it went well for you.
I am taking insulin now, so I know exactly what
your feeling when they nicely prepare the area and then
whammo..we have been tricked.

My needle is much smaller then yours. You are much more brave then me.

Purred by: Chef Rooster (Catster Member)

October 31st 2011 at 12:46 pm

Thank the Mother Cat it went well..we are purring for you all and send all of our love
Chef and clowder
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

October 31st 2011 at 2:57 pm

Thanks friend for all of your encouragement and being here for me and my Mom....Biggles you are lucky your needles is smaller, Mom says my needles is scary because it is big, but it helps make the fluid go in faster so I don't have to sit still for long. You know Mom gives 2 cats their insulin shots when their pawrents are out of town...

Thanks for purring for me and Mom. Mom says once she is comfortable and it goes more smoothly she will try to get a picture of me getting my fluids for my page...only if Dad agrees!
Purred by: Rex (Catster Member)

October 31st 2011 at 5:42 pm

You are such a brave girl. I am so proud of you.

Love Rex
Purred by: Trooper (Catster Member)

November 9th 2011 at 7:30 am

Many Prrrrrrrrrrs pretty girl! You were so brave and we are all so proud of you! You and your family are obviously pawesome! Trooper Dakota and Smokey


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