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Adventures with Kittens - Pharaoh Update 5

The timeline for yesterday and today...

12:30pm - Regular vet visit. Pharaoh looks good. Vet looks him over. Looks the incision over. Perfect.

8:30pm - I notice the incision looks a little red.

9:00pm - Jeff gets home and I tell him not to take the cone off the Pharaoh. He looks at Pharaoh and says, "I'm taking him back to the emergency vet." I look and about half of the incision has popped open.

10:0pm - Jeff is home with Pharaoh. None of the interior stitches were harmed. The vet re-glued the incision back together.

3:30am - I get home.

4:00am - I hear licking and discover Isis has Pharaoh on his back and is licking his belly. It looked like just the lower half but Isis gets punted from the room.

11:00am - Jeff and I talk. We decide to take the advice of a friend and we do something drastic.

This is the incision. We don't want it to pop open again.

Pharaoh meet onesie. Onesie meet Pharaoh. I can't decide if this is a look of approval or horror.

It was surprisingly easy to put on him. Pharaoh wears a 6 month old size onesie. So far, it seems to be working well and everyone seems happier that the cone has gone by the wayside.


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Jul. 20th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
I think it's definitely a look of horror. Although he does look pretty cute :)
Jul. 20th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
God forgive me, I can't stop laughing at the look on his face. I'm so sorry, little guy!

I really hope that works. It's certainly very cute!
Jul. 20th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
You will be able to blackmail him with these pictures. :)
Jul. 20th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Those last two pics are Lolcats just waiting to happen. :-D
Jul. 22nd, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, very much so.
Jul. 20th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Forgive me for asking but, how do you know when to open the back end so he can use the litter?

Just wondering.
Jul. 20th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
We cut the bottom end off. The incision is up high on his tummy. So, he's good.
Jul. 20th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Wow, Clever! I will have to remember this. I am glad that things seem to be working now. *hugs* Hang in there.
Jul. 20th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
I love how he has exactly the same expression in both pictures. AND the belly polka dots. So cute!
Jul. 20th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
When I was a kid, we had a similar problem with a couple of puppies. They both got fixed, and while they couldn't bend around enough to lick their own stitches they did lick each other, which led to girlpuppy having to go back to the vet to be re-sewn.

And, that face is priceless.
Jul. 21st, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
ROFLMAO. I'm glad you figured it out the onesie. I didn't have any photos of Kayo in it, but looks like it worked out.

Unlike Pharaoh, Kayo's issues were low on the tummy, so I had to cut out the "butt" portion of the onesie to allow for his tail and for pooping & peeing, but leave the bottom snaps intact.

He hated it, but he hated the cone even more, even if it was a soft fabric cone.
Jul. 21st, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
I have tears from laughing so hard at that last picture.

Good to know you've gotten that all covered...
Jul. 21st, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
I can't help but see the look in that third picture being the last thing a Jen based character sees in an FFF... :)
Jul. 21st, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
These pics have LOL fodder written all over them... Get better soon Pharaoh...

YAY for no cones!
Jul. 21st, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
I was expecting an e-collar on his sister. The onesie... Hot Topic has some fairly awesome ones. Oh that poor kitty. Think of the therapy bills... :)
Jul. 24th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Kitty is not happy with your choice of fashion. X3
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