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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2011, 11:44:35 PM »
*sigh*

She hates me.

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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2011, 07:36:15 AM »
I'm sure all the medications may be affecting her appetite.  You may have to assist feed for a few more days, until she no longer needs the pain meds.  Tramadol is heavy stuff.

Cats don't care if they have teeth or not for eating, my senior boy has very few teeth left.  He's not on a raw diet though, he eats canned food, but he doesn't 'chew' anything, regardless of texture.  In fact when he does get a resorptive lesion he prefers kibble, because he can eat it without any contact to his teeth at all, just scoop the pieces and swallow, where as with canned, bits would get caught on the affected roots and cause him great pain.

Anyway, I'm glad her pupils are normal again and hope she doesn't need the tramadol for much longer.

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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2011, 12:35:49 PM »
*sigh*

She hates me.


What makes you think that?  Have you tried the baby food or wet food to get her to eat?
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2011, 01:40:04 PM »
Cats don't care if they have teeth or not for eating,...can eat it without any contact to his teeth at all, just scoop the pieces and swallow,
I know that's how it's supposed to work... but she does still have her lower canines, and I've noticed that when she is mouthing the food, she will sometimes catch her upper lip with them.... basically biting her lip quite frequently, since there is nothing above to keep it clear.

What makes you think that?  Have you tried the baby food or wet food to get her to eat?

Yep.  Did that last night, and she wouldn't touch it.  She'd lick it off her lip when we put it there, but wouldn't eat it on her own.
I ended up trying to syringe feed it to her, and that was a complete disaster.
Now I'm afraid feeding time has become such a trauma, that she just doesn't want any part of it....
Plus, now she runs from me.   :(

I'm frustrated to tears, and she's mad and scared...
Maybe we'll just take a break today.  If she eats, she eats; if not, then maybe tomorrow. 

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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2011, 07:33:23 PM »
Aw, that's rough.  How much longer will she be on the medication?  If she skips a day of eating, perhaps you can bring her in to the vet for some sub q fluids to keep her hydrated anyway.  Have you let the vet know she's not eating?

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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2011, 10:06:43 PM »
Any stinky smelly nasty toppers/additives you can put on her food to interest her in eating? 
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2011, 02:34:25 PM »
Went to the vet yesterday for the followup.  She says there is only one suture that hasn't finished dissolving, and all the wounds are healing very nicely.

Belle finally ate on her own last night.... though it took her 3 hours to get through her meal.  ::)
She is making a good effort at it this morning as well.
I've been cutting the meat into tiny 1/4 inch bites... no bone or eggshell yet.
Hopefully, I'll be able to get a little bone into her soon.
I'm trying not to be too anxious over it, but we need her to be eating on her own by next week, as we will be taking a trip to visit Hubby's ailing father.
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2011, 10:59:35 PM »
 grouphug FurmonsterMom  grouphug

She does not hate you. (Don't think they are capable of that anyway)  :)

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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2011, 01:55:43 PM »
I'm glad to hear that Belle is mending AND eating.  I'm really sorry for all that BOTH of you are going through.  Don't know if this will help or not, but here's a smoochie to maybe help you feel better.  kissyou
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2011, 03:16:08 PM »
Glad to hear that Belle is doing a little better :-* hope your father in- law is ok too, so sorry to hear of this. grouphug
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2011, 06:55:42 PM »
I'm glad she's doing better.  Is she off the pain meds now?  I think, once she's done with all the meds, and begins to really realize that her mouth doesn't hurt any more, she will start to bounce back all at once.  All paws crossed here that happens this week.

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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2011, 02:54:27 PM »
You guys are awesome... thanks for the hugs & smoochies.   grouphug :-*

Belle is definitely on the upswing. 
She's even been up on the bed, snuggled up to Dad, and trying really hard to ignore the other monsters.

She's still a little shy with me, but is letting me pick her up for short periods.

I choppity-chopped part of a wing bone superfine with some extra meat, and even though it took her 2 meal times to get through it, she did eat it all.
I will probably have to do that for all her "bone meals" from now on, but I'm okay with that.   thumbsup1 
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2011, 03:29:01 PM »
Yippee!!! sounds alot better, but she is Daddy's girl anyhow right?  ;)
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2011, 09:15:27 AM »
Glad Belle is doing better! purplekat
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Re: Consultation: A Comedy of Errors
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2011, 11:50:05 PM »
Thanks for the happy update!

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