Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fuzzy's recovery

As some of you know our wild and crazy cat Fuzzy had surgery on October 10 to repair the ligament in her right knee. She is healing well and got her stitches out just over 3 weeks ago. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal to get stitches out, but it was because it also means she doesn't have to wear that stupid cone anymore! Fuzzy hated the cone. She had to wear it for 2 weeks strait so that she wouldn't mess with her stitches and to allow the incision to heal properly.

Do you know how much time cats spend cleaning themselves each day? I don't know for sure but I would estimate that it's at least a couple of hours. Fuzzy had not been able to clean herself for 2 weeks because of that stupid cone! She would hold her paw under her chin and the cone and lick the cone. She thought she was licking her paw, but it was just the cone.

3 weeks ago (2 weeks after her surgery) the vet said that her range of motion is good and that he didn't notice any clicking or popping when he extended her leg. She is supposed to go back in next week for a follow up visit. We are hoping that at that point - 6 weeks since the surgery - that he will say she can come out of her crate, but it could take as long as 3 months total. Cross your fingers! She is getting a little stir crazy in that crate.

Fuzzy the day she was released from the vet (2 days after surgery) heavily drugged with kitty morphine.

1 comment:

Fuzzy said...

Don't piss off Ash. She'll lock you in a cage for a month.