Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Fish the Cat is home from the Veterinary. His total hospital stay was one week including two days in Louisiana where he had surgery to repair the fracture in his leg.

The three pins and bone graft need quiet, restrained time to heal. He's in a mid-sized pen in my study. Post-op instructions mean he'll stay in confinement for six weeks. The size of the pen allows his brother, Whistle, to sleep on top of the pen. Whistle likes to be near his brother.

Fish has an Elizabethan collar to protect him from biting his tiny leg staples. He hates it. When I checked on him this morning, he'd pawed the collar off but hadn't taken out stitches.

Fish is eating and drinking just fine. Being confined is not fine.

Thanks to all of you who pray for Fish's healing. He's home, not happy because of the pen, and learning to adjust to life without his cast (4 months!).

Ever the Nurse,

St. Casserole

11 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

Maybe a little valium would help Fish bear his confinement better? My sister in law's vet gave her some for her cat who was in similar circumstances.

DogBlogger said...

Thanks so much for the update. Cub was very grouchy for weeks after her hip surgery, so I'll be praying for the whole family still.

Mary Beth said...

Praying for Fish, Whistle, you, and all. What a tough time.

Cathy said...

I vote with QG on this one. kitty valium.

Songbird said...

Poor little fellas, separated but so close!
Many healing thoughts are being sent your way, and prayers for maintenance of sanity, too.

Sue said...

We're all praying for Fish's continued recovery, and for all of you. Whistle is such a good brother!

ElastiGirl said...

continuing prayers for the cat, Fish - Whistle is such a good brother -

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

It just must be such a relief to have him home finally!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Thank the good Lord that Fish is home!!! More healing prayers for Fish. And Whistle is a great good cat for helping.

will smama said...

Rooting (and praying) for Fish!

zorra said...

So glad Fish is home. I sympathize with the e-collar situation. Zorra had to wear one several times and hated it so much, it took both of us to put it on--one person to wrestle it on, and the other person to keep her from biting the first one. I am sure Fish is more respectful toward his parents.