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Mena After Surgery

Just got back from visiting Mena at the vet. They need to keep her another night to make sure her pain is managed and to make sure the surgery wound is healing as expected. Mena is on serious drugs and is feeling no pain. At the same time, she really, really wanted to be with me but also wanted her box (aka the litter box—I can see why they leave so little litter in there and clean it immediately).

She knew me as soon as I came in and was both very meowy and purring. She couldn’t get comfortable but was happy to see me. She insisted on having me hold her from time to time and kept trying to rub her wound on me. This freaked me out. I mean, I’ve been dealing with an open leg wound since February and the idea of rubbing is just… not gonna think about it.

Mena will be on a pain patch for two weeks. I’m glad. That surgery wound looks awful to me. It’s open down the side of her face. The skin is suppose to close and the hair is suppose to camouflage the surgical scar. But, everything is reacting as expected.

How you can help.

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strixluna
Apr. 17th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
*hug*

My best wishes for a speedy recovery!
gaaneden
Apr. 17th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
wastededucation
Apr. 17th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
Poor baby, but good that the surgery is over and hopefully you'll have a happy & healed up kitty at home soon
gaaneden
Apr. 17th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Hopefully. I don't know how long between this surgery and the next but I hope it's a while.
wastededucation
Apr. 19th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
I vote for her to get the all the surgeries as soon as possible so it's through and she can concentrate on her humans and their needs... ;-p
gaaneden
Apr. 19th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
I'm with you. However, I'll do what the vet wants. :)
naamah_darling
Apr. 18th, 2013 07:14 am (UTC)
Poor, poor furry angel. She's so lovely. I hope she feels better soon, and am glad she has good pain meds, poor dear. May she be on the mend soon.

Fur hides scars very well. Our three-legged dog's scar where they took off his foreleg was less visible than a seam on a really nice stuffed animal. Barely noticeable.

I know this is stage one; are they doing them completely one ear at a time?
gaaneden
Apr. 18th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
They are doing one ear at a time to make sure the surgery really does fix the problem. And I don't care if she scars as long as she isn't in pain and comes home to me.
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