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« Reply #75 on: May 08, 2019, 02:23:48 PM »

Unfortunately her mouth still seems painful.  I couldn’t discontinue the buprenex after 3 days and asked if I can keep it going.  Is that typical when they have so many teeth pulled at once?  Recheck is next Wednesday.   Trying not to worry.  
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« Reply #76 on: May 08, 2019, 03:08:33 PM »

I think it was about a week before Smoggy's mouth started feeling better. He only had one tooth removed and one fang amputated and ground down. I do remember he was not feeling good when I finished the buprenex. He probably could have used another couple days of it.
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« Reply #77 on: May 08, 2019, 04:09:12 PM »

Sorry to hear that Smoggy went through this too.  I’m going to continue the buprenex right up to the recheck next Wednesday then as long as they will keep refilling it.
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« Reply #78 on: May 08, 2019, 05:36:50 PM »

I guess each cat recovers at his/her own pace.As long as she is eating and there is no infection, it will all be OK.
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« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2019, 05:50:16 PM »

Tried to stop Mabel’s buprenex but by 20 hours after her last dose she was pawing at her mouth a lot and aggressively grooming.  I gave in and gave her another .1 ml just now.  I looked in her mouth and don’t see any signs of infection.  Otherwise she’s doing well.

Just a little stressed out because on thursday I was bit by my neighbors cat while trying to save her life.  I got a knock at my door asking me to come up and look at their cat.  When I arrived at their apartment her tongue was blue, she was panting, she had pooped everywhere, and her back legs seemed paralyzed.  She was clearly having a heart attack and I was trying to help them get her in a carrier to take her to the the Penn Vet emergency which is not far (they did not even know where it was located so I carried the carrier and rode in the car directing them).  Unfortunately we did not get her there in time.  It was a horrifying experience.  I am so sorry for my neighbor’s loss and am so sad about what happened. My eyes get teary every time I relive the memories.   Somehow I got bit during all of this.  I cleaned it well with chlorhexadine surgical scrub, alcohol, peroxide, etc.  and saw my doctor within 4 hours.  The bite area turned red, and spread the size of a quarter, and I am currently taking augmentin from my doctor.  The wounds look fine now and there’s no red or swelling but my hand feels weird and a couple fingers and my wrist and top of my hand are achy far away from the wounds.  If I rest the hand the achyness subsides.  I start to panic when I think about going to the ER because I live alone and there is no one that can administer Mabel’s medicines and coax her to eat all her food the way I can.  I thought of maybe checking her into the local vet hospital on Monday and let them manage her while I go off to the people hospital, but she’s in a pretty fragile state, and I’m worried what will happen to her if I do that.  It might do more harm than good,  Her recheck and internal medicine appointment is Wednesday at 1:30 and I’m worried if I myself would be still stuck in the hospital and she’ll miss her appointment.  I’m just going to go to sleep tonight and hope and pray that my hand and wrist is better when I wake up tomorrow.  That would be the ideal outcome.  The vet is closed tomorrow so i really need to stay out if the hospital.  Please pray for help and healing so that my hand is normal in the morning if it’s our heavenly father’s will.  I need to be here for Mabel.  Thank you.  
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« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2019, 06:24:40 PM »

I'm so sorry you had to go through that with your neighbor's cat. It sounds like she threw a clot. It's good that you saw your doctor about the bite and since there's no redness or swelling, it appears the antibiotic is working. It's not unusual for your whole hand to be sore for a while but if anything changes (redness, swelling or it feels hot, or you get a fever) you should call you doctor and ask what to do or go to the ER. Don't mess around with infections especially nowadays. Is there an emergency vet you can take Mabel to if you need to go to the ER tomorrow? How long can she safely be on her own at home?

I understand your dilemma. I was very sick when taking care of Thunder. She could not be left alone more than 1/2 hour. Not enough time to go to the doctor.
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« Reply #81 on: May 11, 2019, 06:37:04 PM »

There is no new redness, what was there faded mostly, but it sure stings right at the punctures.  I can stretch being away from home to about 8 hours maybe before one dose of buprenex and a coaxed feeding of wet food would be needed. She also gets prednisolone on m w f, cobalequin daily, and fortiflora mixed in the meals.  She has to be coaxed to eat so if I just put food down and leave it will be ignored.  There are two emergency hospitals in the city I could leave her at or I could try to call her local vets office after hours number and make some kind of drop off arrangement with the on call technician handling the boarded cats there. I’m just kind of watching waiting and hoping I dont have to do any of this.
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« Reply #82 on: May 11, 2019, 06:47:20 PM »

Ok you have options that's good! If you need to go to the ER you probably won't be there for more than 8 hours. If worse came to worse and the hospital wanted you to stay longer, you can always leave, get Mabel taken care of, and then come back. I think you will be fine though as the bite symptoms aren't getting worse.
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« Reply #83 on: May 11, 2019, 07:24:19 PM »

Sending positive and healing vibes.  What a traumatic experience! I hope your hand heals up quickly; good thing you got to the people doctor quickly. If you get very worried about Mabel’s eating and having to manage that don’t forget that using that Zyrtec as appetite stimulant Fizzy mentioned upthread might give her appetite a boost so things are a little easier.
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« Reply #84 on: May 11, 2019, 08:57:02 PM »

It’s good that your antibiotics were started quickly.  I’m so sorry for you and your neighbors. Cry

Hang in there, and keep us posted.  Healing thoughts for you and Mabel.   Kiss

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« Reply #85 on: May 12, 2019, 05:43:31 AM »

If you are close to Penn vet , you are near me also . Can't do much yet but will be happy to help if I can.
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« Reply #86 on: May 12, 2019, 07:27:50 AM »

So sorry you had such a traumatic experience. No doubt the kitty had a saddle thrombus, and there is little anyone could have done. (Experienced this with my 7 year old, Dexter Louise, and it's frightening to experience) Thank you for helping your neighbor.

I agree with others who tell you to watch your hand very closely. You did the right thing to get yourself to a doctor right away. Hopefully you caught it in time.

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« Reply #87 on: May 12, 2019, 10:23:15 AM »

I’m sorry to hear you went through this too.  It is such an awful thing and I imagine it must be quite painful for them.  It’s very sad.

My hand and fingers are improved somewhat today.  Areas that hurt a lot yesterday hurt less today,  but now I have brand new pain in my wrist and along the forearm bone.  What’s weird is there’s no red streak and no swelling whatsoever. No fever, no nothing.  Just achy pain in the structures under the skin but not the skin itself.  My dad came over today and I tried to show him how to feed and coax Mabel to eat.  The buprenex administration was a non starter.  He’s almost 80 and can’t see well enough, nor does he have the dexterity to do the draw, but I’m grateful that he stopped by.  We had a nice lunch together.  Going forward I might stick it out another night at home and possibly take Mabel to the local vet tomorrow for care so I can go to the ER.  I also thought about trying the certizine so she will eat better and can remain at home, but am hesitant to introduce something new while I’m not there.  Also thinking about feeding her and going to ER tonight and hoping that they let me out within 8 hours.  So I’m not sure what I’m doing yet.  Still watching and waiting and trying to assess if it’s getting better or getting worse.
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« Reply #88 on: May 12, 2019, 11:41:41 AM »

Update: I just fed her and left a bowl of white meat chicken down on the floor.  Going to the ER now. Hopefully will be out soon.
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« Reply #89 on: May 12, 2019, 01:00:05 PM »

Hope everything turns out ok.
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